Dr Courtecuisse Hadrien

Born: 11-08-1985

Nationality: French



Address :

Équipe AVR
1, place de l'Hôpital
67091 Strasbourg Cedex, France

Research Interests

High Performance Computing, Medical Simulation, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics.


Sparse Linear Algebra: GPU-based parallelization of the conjugate gradient, with preconditioning techniques.

Collision Detection: GPU-based Collision detection based on Layer Depth Images (LDI) computed on GPU. Real-time intersection volume computation.

Contact Response: CPU/GPU-based contact response using interpenetration volume. NLCP formulation with mechanical coupling, friction and topological modifications.

SOFA-Framework: Active participation in the development of the SOFA framework. The overall of my research was implemented into SOFA.

Working Experience

2013 : Research Scientist (Chargé de recherche) in the team AVR/ICube at CNRS, Strasbourg.

2013 :  Research Engeeneer at Institut hospitalo-universitaire (IHU) de Strasbourg.

2012-2013: Research Associate in the Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials (IMAM) at Cardiff University. European Research Council Grant, RealTCut.

2012: Research Engineer at inria.

2008-2011: Ph.D. Thesis in the SHAMAN team at inria. New parallel architectures for interactive medical simulations.

2008: Internship in the SHAMAN team, at inria. GPU-based parallelization of the Gauss-Seidel algorithm to solve contact in real time.

2007: Internship in the ALCOVE team, at inria. Development of the project Virtual Hand.

Teaching Experience

2011: Polytech' Lille, Network administration and Parallel Computing with MPI (30h).

2010: Polytech' Lille, Introduction to programming in C (30h).

2009: Université de Lille 1, Introduction to programming in PASCAL (30h).


2008-2011: Université de Lille 1 - Lille, Ph.D. thesis at inria in the SHAMAN team.

2006-2008: Université de Lille 1 - Lille, Masters in computer science. Magna cum laude, first position holder.

2003-2006: Université de Lille 1 - Lille, Degree in computer science. Magna cum laude, third position holder.

2000-2003: Notre Dame de Grâce - Cambrai, Baccalauréat scientifique (High School Diploma).

Special Skills

Advanced: SOFA, CUDA, OpenCL, C, C++, LaTeX, Java.

Basic: PhP, MPI, PASCAL, Javascript.

Languages Skills

  • French (Mother tongue).

  • English


  • Piano (classic).

  • Motorbike.

  • Traveling.