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  • Ph.D.
  • Post-Doc
  • UTC - University of Technology of Compiègne
  • 8PublicationsNumber of items in Atman's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 12Followers

Recent publications

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

    • Kendira A
    • Thouvenin I
    • Perron L

Professional experience


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(a 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)


Ph.D. in computer science

UTC - University of Technology of Compiègne

December 2004 - December 2009(5 years)

Master’s degree in engineering

UTC - University of Technology of Compiègne

February 2001 - September 2004(4 years)

Research Master

Ecole des Mines de Paris

September 2003 - July 2004(10 months)

Study semester

UC Santa Barbara

September 2002 - February 2003(5 months)

DUT - Diploma of Higher Education in Technology and Science

Univ. polytechnique Hauts-de-Frane

September 1998 - July 2000(2 years)


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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