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  • Research

  • facial reconstruction

    Presentation

    With the Chair FaciLe, ISCD is investigating an innovative field of research: use the techniques of scientific computing and 3D visualization to digitally reconstruct the face of an individual from his skull. At stake: applications in forensics, for forensic identification of human remains, but also in paleontology and archeology, to find out what looked like peoples or characters from the past.

    Quick facts

    # lab/units
    8
    # faculty/investigators
    15+
    # institutions
    5
    # PhDs & postdocs
    3+
    funding
    1 M€

    Research project

    The objective of this project is to contribute, in a significant and innovative way, to the design and validation of interactive deformable models for 3D facial reconstruction. On the one hand, this involves designing and analyzing new mathematical and physical models and, on the other hand, developing efficient, robust and interactive simulation and visualization software. The multidisciplinary nature is a strong asset of this project, as the partners will investigate new teaching methods, and develop new principles and paradigms.

    The Chair FaciLe will help to attract researchers with unprecedented profiles and multiple skills, capable of assuming the leadership of an emerging program and attracting other scientists. Two Chairholders, a junior and a senior, are leading the multidisciplinary team gathered to tackle the intrinsic complexity of this topic.

    Chairholders

    applied mathematics

    Maya de Buhan
    (2014-16)

    Paris Descartes

    anthropology

    Fabrice Demeter
    (2014-15)

    MNHN

    applied mathematics

    Peter Deuflhard
    (2015-16)

    ZIB, Berlin

    Coordinators

    applied mathematics

    Pascal Frey

    UPMC

    anthropology

    Martin Friess

    MNHN