Seminars and events

3 Dec 2019
16:00 à 17:30

Towards a Global Knowledge Network of Virtual & Augmented Reality Technologies in Computer Games.

Prof. Manolya Kavakli (Macquarie University, Australia). Invitée par Rémy Casanova.

Vous êtes les bienvenus  pour assister à ce séminaire de l'ISM, qui débutera à 14h, en Salle des thèses (A1.04) de la Faculté des Sciences du Sport de Luminy, Marseille.

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Manolya Kavakli has been working in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) for more than 30 years, with a specific focus on Virtual Reality since 2003. Her research involves the use of motion tracking, virtual and augmented reality technologies in the development of training simulations and improvement of human performance and expertise. She is the Director of the Virtual Reality Lab located at the Simulation Hub of Macquarie University. She took a Professorial role as the Academic Director of AIE (Academy of Interactive Entertainment) Institute in August 2018, reducing her involvement at Macquarie University to a research only position. Academic Directorship role at AIE institute primarily involves establishing new educational programs as well as industry-based research labs targeting the development of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in game development including game art, design, and programming. Shewill talk about her research projects, internships and researcher exchange.


Biosketch: Prof M. Kavakli gained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1990 and 1995 from Istanbul Technical University and was awarded a NATO Science Fellowship in 1996 for postdoctoral research. In 1998 she received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Sydney, Australia. Until 1999 she worked as an Associate Professor at Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University. In 2000, she started lecturing in IT at the School of Information Technology, Charles Sturt University and became the Acting Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Computer Science (Games Technology) degree which was the first of its kind in Australia. In 2003, she became a Senior Lecturer at Department of Computing, Macquarie University, and established the Virtual Reality Lab. She is the founding member of VISOR (Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality Research Group) and a member of CEPET (Research Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training).

Vous pouvez contacter Rémy Casanova, qui invite cette personnalité, pour organiser une rencontre avant ou après la présentation.

4 Dec 2019
15:00 à 16:30

Heterogeneous modelling to explore the degeneration of load-bearing tissues and organs

Jérôme Noailly (Barcelona Centre for New Medical Technologies (BCN MedTech), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)). Invité par Jean-Louis Milan.

 Despite important advances in the development and in the use of both diagnostic and treatment tools in medicine, the management of highly multifactorial conditions of load-bearing organs and tissues remains poorly efficient. Over the last decades, numerical models in  biomechanics have allowed improving our understanding of several conditions, which is partly due to top-down rational explorations of the likely role of mechanical factors in the multifaceted regulation of the function of load-bearing tissues in health and disease. Yet, the translation of mechanical predictions into biology-based rationales remains a major challenge, to target promising biomarkers for prevention, early diagnosis and treatment. Theoretical tissue constitutive models in continuum mechanics can explicitly integrate tissue composition parameters through multiphysics and/or multiscale modelling, and pave the way to mechanistic descriptions of couplings through which organ and tissue biomechanics are affected by composition changes, the latter being regulated by dynamic cell behaviours in multifactorial micro-environments. This seminar will provide an overview of the efforts done in this direction by the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Lab of the BCN MedTech Unit, at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Heterogeneous systems of models and simulation technologies, including regulatory network or rule-based modelling, agent-based and  finite element modelling, appear necessary to rationally interpolate organ- and cell-level evidences and achieve an educated use of simulation results to build new concepts for improved diagnosis and prevention. Applications cases include arthropathies, lung emphysema, osteoporosis and atherosclerosis.


Jérôme Noailly is principal investigator of the Multiscale and Computational Biomechanics  and Mechanobiology (MBIOMM) group (2014-SGR-1616). As a member of the  Department of Information and Communication Technologies and SIMBIOSys  group at UPF, he generated synergies to integrate medical image analysis  and machine learning dimensions into the MBIOMM activities. At the same  time, he was consolidating the combination of computational systems  biology approaches and biomechanical /multiphysics modelling, for  multiscale explorations of tissues and organs, in health and disease. In  2016, Jérôme was awarded a Ramon y Cajal fellowship (RYC-2015-18888)  from the Spanish government, and he is currently the Principal  Investigator of the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Area of the Barcelona Centre for New Medical Technologies (BCN MedTech - 2017-SGR-1386).

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