I am a senior researcher at Inria where I lead the Fluminance research group. My research focuses on the study of methods for fluid flows analysis from image sequences. This concerns essentially the study of methodologies for the estimation or the tracking along time of features transported by the flow. To that end we rely on methods allowing the coupling between dynamics models and image data. The set up of large scale stochastic dynamical models, the identification of reduced order dynamical models, the devise of dedicated flow measurement techniques, as well as the design of image-based data assimilation frameworks are few research topics related to such an axis of work. This research activity is at the crossing of several disciplines such as Geophysical sciences, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Vision and Applied Mathematics.

Responsabilities and Activities

Leader of the Fluminance group jointly affiliated to Inria and Irstea

Associate editor for the Int. Journ. Comp. Vision ( IJCV) and for the Im. Vis. Comp journal (IVC)

Responsible of the Inria Technological Development Commission (CDT) at the Rennes Inria Centre



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Cordelia Robinson PhD defense, 17/12/2015, "Image data assimilation with fluid dynamics models: application to 3D flow reconstruction"> PDF

Ioanna Barbu PhD defense, 15/12/2014, "Tridimensional estimation of turbulent fluid velocity" PDF

Yin Yang PhD defense, 16/12/2014, "Study of Variational Ensemble Methods" PDF

Last publications

  • P. Arbogast, O. Pannekoucke, L. Raynaud, R. Lalanne and E. Mémin, Object-oriented processing of CRM precipitation forecasts by stochastic filtering, QJRMS, 2016 PDF
  • V. Resseguier, E. Mémin, B. Chapron, Reduced flow models from a stochastic Navier-Stokes representation, Annales de l'ISUP, 2015 PDF
  • B. Combés, D. Heitz, A. Guibert and E. Mémin, A particle filter to reconstruct a free-surface flow from a depth camera, Fluid Dyn. Res., 47, 2015 PDF
  • Y. Yang, C. Robinson, D. Heitz, E., Mémin. Enhanced ensemble-based 4DVar scheme for data assimilation, accepted for publication Comp. and Fluids, 2015. PDF
  • E. Mémin. Fluid flow dynamics under location uncertainty. Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 108(2): 119-146, 2014. PDF