Prof Frederic Fol Leymarie

Staff details

Position Professor
Department Computing
Email ffl (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7078 5052
Prof Frederic Fol Leymarie

Frederic works on creativity and AI systems, including robots which can perform with artistic skills similar to expert humans.

He also conducts work with specialists in the biosciences, helping to develop interactive computer environments (occasionally in the form of serious games) to facilitate the study of complex biomolecular problems (folding, docking).

Frederic has a long term interest in shape understanding where he combines knowledge from perception, vision science, AI, the visual arts. Frederic joined Goldsmiths in 2004, when he launched an MSc in Arts Computing.

Outside academia, Frederic leads the consulting activity London Geometry in partnership with Prof. William Latham.

Academic qualifications

Ph.D. (Brown University, 2003).

Teaching

Frederic is programme leader with William Latham of the MSc Computer Games & Entertainment. In the past few years, his focus has been on teaching maths and graphics to our MSc Computer Games & Entertainment students.

The programme lasts two terms (Autumn+Winter/Spring). The evaluation is essentially based on individual and team projects. Typical topics covered include linear algebra, complex numbers and quaternions, interpolation in curves and surfaces, meshes and light rendering.

Each year brings some new topics. In the past two years Frederic has developed lectures on the use of machine learning in computer games. I also teach (together with Andy Thomason) the 'Physics and Animation in Games' module (1 term). He also mentors Year 2 BSc Computer Science team projects and occasionally final year individual projects.

Research Interests

Areas of supervision:

  • Computer vision and computer graphics
  • AI, Machine Learning and Creativity
  • Artistically skillful robots
  • Interactive platforms for the biosciences, including collaborative VR systems and serious games: Bioblox, CSynthFoldSynth
  • Intersection of the visual arts and live performances with computing, perception and robots.

Publications

Book Section

Aparajeya, Prashant; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2019. Swarm-Based Identification of Animation Key Points from 2D-medialness Maps. In: Anikó Ekárt; Antonios Liapis and María Luz Castro Pena, eds. Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design. 11453 Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 69-83. ISBN 9783030166663

Antunes, Rui Filipe; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Latham, William. 2016. Computational Ecosystems in Evolutionary Art, and Their Potential for the Future of Virtual Worlds. In: , ed. Handbook on 3D3C Platforms. Springer, pp. 441-473. ISBN 978-3-319-22040-6

Bishop, Mark (J. M.) . 2014. Consciousness and Creativity. In: William Latham; Atau Tanaka and Frederic Fol Leymarie, eds. Creative Machines [exhibition catalogue]. London: Goldsmiths, pp. 56-57.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Aparajeya, Prashant and MacGillivray, Carol. 2014. Point-based medialness for movement computing. In: , ed. MOCO '14 Proceedings of the 2014 International Workshop on Movement and Computing. Paris: Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 31-36. ISBN 978-1-4503-2814-2

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Antunes, Rui Filipe. 2013. Real-Time Behavioral Animation of Humanoid Non-Player Characters with a Computational Ecosystem. In: Ruth Aylett; Brigitte Krenn; Catherine Pelachaud and Hiroshi Shimodaira, eds. Intelligent Virtual Agents : 13th International Conference, IVA 2013, Edinburgh, UK, August 29-31, 2013. Proceedings. 8108 Berlin: Springer, pp. 382-395. ISBN 9783642404146

Tresset, Patrick and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2012. Sketches by Paul the Robot. In: D Cunningham and D H House, eds. Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging. Annecy, France: ACM/Eurographics, pp. 17-24. ISBN 978-1-4503-1584-5

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; MacGillivray, C. and Mathez, B.. 2012. Developing a system of screen-less animation for experiments in perception of movement. In: Douglas Cunningham and Donald House, eds. Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging. Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland: Eurographics Association, pp. 71-80. ISBN 9781450315845

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Todd, Stephen; Todd, P; Latham, William; Jefferys, Benjamin and Kelley, Lawrence. 2011. FoldSynth: A Physics-based Interactive Visualisation Platform for Proteins and other Molecular Strands. In: , ed. Proceedings of BioVis 2011. Providence, RI, USA: UNSPECIFIED.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Tresset, Patrick and Khaorapapong, Nanda. 2011. Skediomata: Guinea Pig and Performer. In: , ed. Proceedings of ISEA 2011. Istanbul: UNSPECIFIED.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2011. On the Visual Perception of Shape --- Analysis and Genesis through Information Models. In: , ed. Proceedings of the SHAPES 1.0 workshop. Karlshrue, Germany: UNSPECIFIED.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Antunes, Rui Filipe. 2011. Generative Narrative in Computational Ecosystems. In: , ed. Proceedings of ISEA 2011. Istanbul: UNSPECIFIED.

Antunes, Rui Filipe and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2010. Virtual Worlds as Art Practice: EvoArt Methodologies. In: Alan Seal, ed. Electronic Visualization and the Arts. London: BCS, pp. 271-277.

Antunes, Rui Filipe and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2010. Epigenetics as aesthetic instrument in a generative virtual ecosystem. In: Leonel Valbom, ed. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Digital Art. Portugal: Guimares, pp. 172-176.

Antunes, Rui Filipe and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2008. xTNZ - a three-dimensional ecosystem. In: Alvaro Barbosa, ed. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Digital Art (ARTECH). Poro, Portugal: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 201-204.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2008. From the Infinitely Large to the Infinitely Small. In: , ed. Medial Representations. 37 Netherlands: Springer Netherlands, pp. 327-351. ISBN 978-1-4020-8657-1

McLean, Alex; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Wiggins, Geraint. 2007. Apollonius diagrams and the Representation of Sounds and Music. In: , ed. 4th International Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams in Science and Engineering (ISVD). Wales: IEEE, pp. 276-281.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2006. Thoughts on Shape. In: L Albertazzi, ed. Visual Thought: The Depictive Space of the Mind. 67 Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 303-350.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2006. Aesthetic Computing and Shape. In: Paul Fishwick, ed. Aesthetic Computing. MIT Press, pp. 259-288. ISBN 978-0262562379

Tresset, Patrick and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2005. Generative Portrait Sketching. In: H Thwaites, ed. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM). Ghent, Belgium: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 739-748.

Hatcher, B.; Aspelund, K.; Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Willis, A.; Speicher, J. and Cooper, D. B.. 2005. Computational Schemes for Biomimetic Sculpture. In: , ed. 5th Int. Conf. on Creativity & Cognition. London: ACM SIGCHI Conference, pp. 22-31.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2003. Computation of the Shock Scaffold for Unorganized Point Clouds in 3D. In: , ed. IEEE Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'03). 1 Madison, Wisconsin, USA: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 821-827.

Cooper, D. B. and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2001. Assembling Virtual Pots from 3D Measurements of their Fragments. In: , ed. Proc. of VAST 2001: Virtual Reality, Archeology, and Cultural Heritage. North Athens, Greece: ACM Siggraph publ., pp. 241-253.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2001. The SHAPE Lab. - New Technology and Software for Archaeologists. In: Zoran Stancic and Tatjana Veljanovski, eds. Computing Archaeology for Understanding the Past: CAA 2000 - Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology - Archaeology Proceedings ... Archaeological Reports (BAR) International). Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 79-89. ISBN 978-1841712253

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2000. Discrete 3D Wave Propagation for Computing Morphological Operations from Surface Patches and Unorganized Points. In: , ed. International Symp. on Math. Morpho. (ISMM). 18 Palo Alto: Kluwer Academic, Comp. Imaging & Vision Series, pp. 351-360.

Tek, H.; Leymarie, F. and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 1997. Interpenetrating Waves and Multiple Generation Shocks via the CEDT. In: C Arcelli; G. S. di Baja and L. P. Cordella, eds. Advances in Visual Form Analysis. World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, pp. 582-593. ISBN 978-9810232580

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; de la Fortelle, A.; Koenderink, J. J.; Kappers, A. M. L.; Stavridi, M.; van Ginneken, B.; Muller, S.; Krake, S.; Faugeras, O.; Robert, L.; Gauclin, C.; Laveau, S. and Zeller, C.. 1996. REALISE: Reconstruction of Reality from Image Sequences. In: , ed. IEEE Proc. of ICIP. 3 Lausanne, Switzerland: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 651-654.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and van Rooy, D.. 1996. EEMS: Environmental Emergency Management Systems in a European context. In: , ed. Proc. of HAZARDS. 96 Toronto, Canada: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 21-23.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Levine, Michael. 1990. Skeletons from Snakes. In: V Cantoni, ed. Progress in Image Analysis and Processing: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, Positano, Italy, 20-22. World Scientific Pub Co Inc. ISBN 978-9810200619

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Levine, Michael. 1989. Curvature Morphology. In: , ed. Proceedings of Vision Interface '89. London, OT, Canada: UNSPECIFIED, pp. 102-109.

Article

Berio, Daniel; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Plamondon, Rejean. 2018. Kinematic Reconstruction of Calligraphic Traces from Shape Features. Proceedings of the International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, 1(1), pp. 762-767.

Berio, Daniel; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Plamondon, Rejean. 2018. Expressive Curve Editing with the Sigma Lognormal Model. Eurographics 2018 short papers, 033-036.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Aparajeya, Prashant. 2017. Medialness and the Perception of Visual Art. Art and Perception, 5(2), pp. 169-232. ISSN 2213-4905

Smith, Glenn and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2017. The Machine as Artist: An Introduction. Arts, 6(2), ISSN 2076-0752

al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Latham, William and Bishop, Mark. 2017. Swarmic autopoiesis and computational creativity. Connection Science, 29(4), pp. 276-294. ISSN 0954-0091

Gintner, Timea; Aparajeya, Prashant; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Kovacs, Ilona. 2016. Curvy is the new straight: Kanizsa triangles. Perception, 45(S2), p. 44. ISSN 0301-0066

Aparajeya, Prashant and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2016. Point-based medialness for 2D shape description and identification. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 75(3), pp. 1667-1699. ISSN 1380-7501

Antunes, Rui Filipe; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Latham, William. 2015. On Writing and Reading Artistic Computational Ecosystems. Artificial Life, 21(3), pp. 320-331. ISSN 1064-5462

Antunes, Rui Filipe; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Latham, William. 2014. Two Decades of Evolutionary Art Using Computational Ecosystems and Its Potential for Virtual Worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 7(3),

Lambert, Nicholas; Latham, William and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2013. The Emergence and Growth of Evolutionary Art 1980-1993. Leonardo, 46(4), pp. 367-375. ISSN 0024-094X

Tresset, Patrick and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2013. Portrait drawing by Paul the robot. Computers & Graphics, 37(5), pp. 348-363. ISSN 0097-8493

Tresset, Patrick and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2012. Human Robot Interaction and Drawing. Dossier Creativite et Innovation(78), pp. 44-49.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Antunes, Rui Filipe. 2012. Generative choreography: animating in real-time dancing avatars. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(7247), pp. 1-10. ISSN 0302-9743

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Chang, Ming-Ching and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2009. Surface reconstruction from point clouds by transforming the medial scaffold. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 113(11), pp. 1130-1146. ISSN 1077-3142

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2007. The Medial Scaffold of 3D Unorganized Point Clouds. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 29(2), pp. 313-330. ISSN 01628828

Kimia, Benjamin B. and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2001. Symmetry-based Representation of Volumetric Imaging. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP01), 2, pp. 581-584.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2001. The Shock Scaffold for Representing 3D Shape. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2059, pp. 216-229. ISSN 0302-9743

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Boichis, N.; Airault, S. and Jamet, O.. 1996. Towards the Automation of Road Extraction Processes. SPIE European Symposium on Satellite and Remote Sensing III, 2960, pp. 84-95.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Airault, S. and Jamet, O.. 1996. From Manual to Automatic Stereoplotting: Evaluation of Different Road Network Capture Processes. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 31(3), pp. 14-18.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Levine, Michael. 1993. Tracking Deformable Objects in the Plane Using an Active Contour Model. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 15(6), pp. 617-634.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Levine, Michael. 1992. Simulating the Grassfire Transform Using an Active Contour Model. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 14(1), pp. 56-75.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Levine, Michael. 1992. Fast Raster Scan Distance Propagation on the Discrete Rectangular Lattice. CVGIP-IU, 55(1), pp. 84-94.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Levine, Michael. 1989. New method for shape description based on an active contour model. Proceedings of SPIE conference on "Visual Communications and Image Processing, 1199(1), pp. 390-401.

Conference or Workshop Item

Berio, Daniel; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Calinon, Sylvain. 2017. 'Dynamic Graffiti Stylisation with Stochastic Optimal Control'. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Movement Computing (MOCO). London, United Kingdom 28-30 June 2017.

Berio, Daniel; Akten, Memo; Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Grierson, Mick and Plamondon, Rejean. 2017. 'Calligraphic Stylisation Learning with a Physiologically Plausible Model of Movement and Recurrent Neural Networks'. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). London, United Kingdom 28-30 June 2017.

Berio, Daniel; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Plamondon, Rejean. 2017. 'Computer Aided Design of Handwriting Trajectories with the Kinematic Theory of Rapid Human Movements'. In: 18th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society (IGS). Gaeta, Italy 18-21 June 2017.

Berio, Daniel; Calinon, Sylvain and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2017. 'Generating Calligraphic Trajectories with Model Predictive Control'. In: Graphics Interface 2017. Edmonton, Canada 16 - 19 May, 2017.

Berio, Daniel; Calinon, Sylvain and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2016. 'Learning dynamic graffiti strokes with a compliant robot'. In: IEEE/RSJ Intl Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Daejeon, Korea, Republic of 10-14 October 2016.

al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid; Latham, William; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Bishop, Mark. 2016. 'Swarmic Autopoiesis: Decoding de Kooning'. In: The AISB16's 3rd International Symposium on Computational Creativity (CC2016). Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Aparajeya, Prashant; Petresin, Vesna; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Rueger, Stefan. 2015. 'Movement Description and Gesture Recognition for Live Media Arts'. In: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP). London, United Kingdom.

Todd, Stephen; Todd, Peter; Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Latham, William; Kelley, Lawrence A.; Sternberg, Michael; Hugues, Jim and Taylor, Stephen. 2015. 'FoldSynth: Interactive 2D/3D Visualisation Platform for Molecular Strands'. In: Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM). Chester, United Kingdom.

Berio, Daniel and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2015. 'Computational Models for the Analysis and Synthesis of Graffiti Tag Strokes'. In: Proceedings of the workshop on Computational Aesthetics (CAe). Istanbul, Turkey.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Aparajeya, Prashant and MacGillivray, Carol. 2014. 'Point-Based Medialness for Movement Computing'. In: ACM Proceedings of the International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO). Paris, France.

Aparajeya, Prashant and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2014. 'Point-based Medialness for Animal and Plant Identification'. In: 1st International Workshop on Environnmental Multimedia Retrieval co-located with ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2014). Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Aparajeya, Prashant and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2014. 'Point-based Medialness for Animal and Plant Identification'. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Environnmental Multimedia Retrieval (EMR). Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Todd, P; Todd, Stephen; Latham, William; Kelley, Lawrence and Jefferys, Benjamin. 2010. 'FoldSynth: interactive multimedia platform for real and synthetic protein structures'. In: EMBO Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data (VizBi). EMBL Heidelberg, Germany.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Chang, Ming-Ching; Imielinska, Celina and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2010. 'A General Approach to Model Biomedical Data from 3D Unorganised Point Clouds with Medial Scaffolds'. In: Eurographics Wokshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine. Leipzig, Germany.

Latham, William; Shaw, Miki; Todd, Stephen; Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Jefferys, Benjamin and Kelley, Lawrence. 2008. 'Using DNA to generate 3D organic art forms'. In: Proceedings of the 2008 conference on Applications of evolutionary computing. Naples, Italy.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Chang, M. and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2007. 'Surface Reconstruction from Point Clouds by Transforming the Medial Scaffold'. In: 6th International Conference on 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling (3DIM). UNDEFINED 8/1/2007.

Chang, Ming-Ching; Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2007. 'Surface Reconstruction from Point Clouds by Transforming the Medial Scaffold'. In: Sixth International Conference on 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling. Montreal.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Chang, M. and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2004. 'Shape Registration using Regularized Medial Scaffolds'. In: 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission (3DPVT). UNDEFINED 9/1/2004.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Giblin, P. and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 2004. 'Towards Surface Regularization via Medial Axis Transitions'. In: 17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'04). UNDEFINED 8/1/2004.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Cooper, D. B.. 2002. 'Bayesian Virtual Pot-Assembly from Fragments as Problems in Perceptual-Grouping and Geometric-Learning'. In: UNSPECIFIED. UNDEFINED.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol; Kimia, Benjamin B. and Gruber, M. 1998. 'Direct camera pose evaluation from a single view and a map'. In: TR # LEMS-174. Providence, United States.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Kimia, Benjamin B.. 1998. 'On the computation of 3D symmetries and shocks'. In: TR # LEMS-173. Providence, United States.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 1997. 'Exploitation of 3D Georeferenced Datasets in a GIS'. In: Proc. International Workshop on "HPCN Exploitation of Multimedia Databases. European Commission - JRC, Italy.

Digital

Latham, William and Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2007. The History of the Species in Sketch.

Report

Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 1990. Tracking and Describing Deformable Objects Using Active Contour Models. Technical Report. UNSPECIFIED, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Levine, Michael. 1989. Snakes and Skeletons. Technical Report. Technical Report TR-CIM-89-1, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Leymarie, Frederic Fol and Levine, Michael. 1988. Curvature morphology. Technical Report. Technical Report TR-CIM-88-26, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Thesis

Leymarie, Frederic Fol. 2003. Three-Dimensional Shape Representation via Shock Flows. Doctoral thesis, Brown University, U.S.A.

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