Atman KENDIRA Ph.D.

Post-Doc

UTC - University of Technology of Compiègne

Location
Compiègne, France
Discipline
Computer and Information Science
Interests
Virtual reality, artificial intelligence, video games, new media, computer mediated communication, gestures interaction, non verbal behavior, collaborative work.
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About

Currently I am Postdoctoral research fellow at University of Technology of Compiègne (top executive French engineering school). In last january, I completed my research work (PhD) in Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence. I had the opportunity to work for France Telecom R&D (Orange Labs since 2007) for 3 years on the design of Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVE). I especially developed a bayesian model of human’s non-verbal behavior (gaze, facial expressions and gestures) for avatars in CVE in order to simulate the face-to-face communication when individuals are in remote locations. I also participated to realize many projects in virtual reality and gaming area for French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and world CAD leader Dassault Systemes. I have taken every opportunity to teach, and I have also participated in various educational projects outside of the university environment. I have carried out fundamental and strategic research in multidisciplinary manner in the areas of psychology and corpus analysis, virtual reality and computer graphics, serious games, artificial intelligence, Image processing, biometrics, multimodal interactions and data fusion.
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Publications

  • Improving Believability of Avatars through a Bayesian Approach for Non-verbal Behavior in Collaborative Virtual Environment

    Kendira A, Thouvenin I, Perron L

    IDMME - Virtual Concept 2008 (2008)

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  • Projet TATIN : Vers l'analyse de la créativité en phase de conception préliminaire collaborative autour d'une table interactive

    Lehoux G, Kendira A, Gidel T, Buisine S

    CONFERE 2010 (2010)

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  • Projet Artothèque de l'UTC

    France 3 Picardie

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  • Environnements virtuels collaboratifs

    Kendira A, Thouvenin I

    Le traité de la réalité virtuelle: Les applications de la réalité virtuelle (2006)

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  • L’animation comportementale d’avatars comme support à la communication dans les environnements virtuels informés

    Kendira A

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  • Entre gestes : Père Castor, raconte-moi une histoire…

    Kendira A, Perron L, Lefebvre L

    WACA´ 2006 Second Workshop sur les Agents Conversationnels Animés (2006)

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  • VIRSTORY: Using Human Behavior Studies to Design a Multimodal Collaborative Virtual Environment

    Kendira A, Perron L, Carbini S, Viallet J, Delphin-Poulat L

    CollabTech 2006 - the second International Conference on Collaboration Technologies conference proceedings (2006)

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  • VIRSTORY: A Collaborative Virtual Storytelling

    Kendira A, Perron L

    Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2006 (2006)

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Professional experience

Post-Doc

UTC - University of Technology of Compiègne

January 2010 - Present

Non permanent research and teaching assistant

UTC - University of Technology of Compiègne

September 2008 - September 2009 (1 year)

Research Engineering

Orange Labs

December 2004 - December 2008 (4 years)

Master's Internship

Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique

February 2004 - October 2004 (8 months)

End-Study Project

Heudiasyc Laboratory

January 2003 - September 2003 (8 months)

Ingineering internship

Dassault Systemes

February 2002 - August 2002 (6 months)

Student Internship

Bombardier Transport

February 2000 - August 2000 (6 months)

Education history

UTC - University of Technology of Compiègne

Ph.D. in computer science

December 2004 - December 2009 (5 years)

UTC - University of Technology of Compiègne

Master’s degree in engineering

February 2001 - September 2004 (3 years 7 months)

Ecole des Mines de Paris

Research Master

September 2003 - July 2004 (10 months)

Chalmers tekniska högskola - Chalmers University of Technology

Study semester

September 2002 - February 2003 (5 months)

Université de Valenciennes

DUT - Diploma of Higher Education in Technology and Science

September 1998 - July 2000 (1 year 10 months)