François Sillion, Deputy CEO for Science
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François Sillion was appointed Deputy CEO for Science in November 2014. He was before Director of the Inria Grenoble-Rhône-Alpes research center since 2007 until this year. An alumnus of the École normale de la rue d'Ulm, François Sillion has been a research director at Inria since 1998.
Francois Sillion led the ARTIS project-team and performed the duties of chairman of the projects committee of Inria Rhône-Alpes. A professor at the École polytechnique from 1992 to 2004, his studies primarily focus on synthesised image creation techniques: 3D models, "expressive" rendering, lighting simulation; visualisation of very large volumes of data, and data acquisition from real images. He participates in the editorial committees of the ACM Transactions on Graphics and Computer Graphics Forum journals and the EUROGRAPHICS workshops. A member of the professional associations ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE Computer Society, AFIG, and EUROGRAPHICS, he chairs the rendering work group within EUROGRAPHICS.