Stéphane Donikian is born in Paris in 1966. He got a Graduate Degree in 1989, a PhD in 1992 and an Habilitation to direct research in 2004, all from the Computer Science Department of the University of Rennes 1. He is currently Research Scientist for CNRS and member of the SIAMES project at IRISA.
His research interests include Virtual Reality, Virtual Humans, Reactive and Cognitive Behavioural Animation, Informed Virtual Environments, Scenario Authoring Tools for VR applications, Interactive Drama, VR Middleware.
He is author of several scientific international publications; moreover, he has also served in the scientific committees of several international conferences and serves also as referee for several international conferences and journals. He is member of the board of the French Association of Computer Graphics (AFIG) and leader of the French Working Group on animation and simulation.
He performs technical expertise for national and European agencies on academic and industrial innovative projects in the fields of virtual reality, computer graphics and video game. He has conducted or participated to several national and european research projects with industrial and academic partners.