My name’s Nolan Mestres. I am a post-doc within the Maverick research team (Jean Kuntzmann Laboratory, Inria Grenoble). My work focuses on expressive rendering, taking inspiration from the case study of the haind-painted panorama maps of Pierre Novat. This is a follow-up work of the PhD thesis I did under the supervision of Joëlle Thollot and Romain Vergne, at Université Grenoble Alpes. Before that, during my Master’s, I did my graduation internship under the supervision of Imari Sato, at the National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo, Japan), working on spectral rendering and fluorescence. For more information about my educational background you can browse my resume.

Open positions 2022-2023

Internships in the context of stylized panorama maps

Supervised by Joëlle Thollot, Romain Vergne, Fabrice Neyret, Kenneth Vanhoey, and myself, depending on the chosen topic.

Location: Maverick research team, Inria Grenoble, France


04-2023 - I presented our ‘Controllable Lighting Model for the Rendering of Panorama Maps’ at the Mountain Cartography Workshop!

12-2022 - I defended my PhD thesis, titled ‘Light Manipulation for an Expressive Depiction of Shape and Depth’!

06-2022 - My ‘Stylistic Study of the Hand-Painted Panorama Maps of Pierre Novat’ has been accepted for publication in Cartographic Perspectives!

03-2021 - Our paper ‘Local Light Alignment for Multi-Scale Shape Depiction’ has been accepted for publication in CGF (Eurographics 2021)!

09-2018 - Got my master’s degree from Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier University!


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