About me

I am associate professor at the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) and researcher in the Maverick team (Inria, LJK) since 2012. Previously, I was a post-doc researcher at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany). I studied color constancy with Karl R. Gegenfurtner and shape perception with Roland W. Fleming in 2011 and 2012. I defended my Ph.D. in December 2010 at the University of Bordeaux under the supervision of Christophe Schlick, Xavier Granier and Pascal Barla. I also spent 3 months at Adobe Systems, Inc. in Seattle (USA) where I worked with Holger Winnemoller on stippling and image stylization.

Check out this page for a full version of my resume.

Research & Softs

The main goal of my research is to (1) study the phenomenological links between shapes, light and matter in order to (2) design perceptually plausible computer graphics tools to edit the appearance of objects in computer generated images and photographs. I am interested in the following topics: Shape depiction, Visual perception, Texture synthesis, Image features, Appearance controls. Have a look at my research page for more details.

I also developped a programmable node-based system called Gratin that allows the creation, manipulation and animation of 2D and 3D data entirely on the GPU. Is it free, open-source and may be used to design research prototypes, graphics demonstrations/videos, stimuli for perceptual experiments or teaching courses. Have a look at the software page for more details about it and more demos.


We propose 2 research internships this year. Do not hesitate to contact me for more information:
More computer graphics related positions may be available on our research team webpage.


Romain Vergne
Maverick team
INRIA Rhône-Alpes, 655 avenue de l'Europe 38334, Saint Ismier Cedex FRANCE
Email: romain.vergne@inria.fr
Tel: (+33) 4 76 61 53 85