Noura Faraj

Associate Professor
Université de Montpellier -- LIRMM
ICAR research team

860 rue de Saint Priest,
34095 Montpellier

noura.faraj (at)

I am an Associate Professor in Computer Graphics at the Université de Montpellier where I joined the ICAR team of the LIRMM in September 2018. My research work addresses how to model, interact with and visualize interactively large volume datasets with a particular focus on mesh generation and processing of segmented 3D images. My work is at the intersection of variety of topics related to computer graphics and visualization (geometric modeling, Non-Photorealistic Rendering, image processing and stylization...).

I completed my PhD on Modeling, Visualization and Interaction with 3D Volumes using Meshes in 2013 in the Computer Graphics Group of Telecom ParisTech under the supervision of Tamy Boubekeur and Isabelle Bloch.

Open positions

PhD positions 2021:

  • Shape analysis and interactive planning for mandibular reconstruction with fibula flap (description).
  • Procedural underwater 3D scenes generation for submarine robotic exploration (description).
Send application before 15th of May 2021.


Along with Professor William Puech, I am currently co-head of the IMAges, Games and INtelligent Agents (IMAGINA) Master's program at Université de Montpellier. I am in charge of the Computer Graphics for Interactive Systems and Games lectures.



Adaptive Compositing and Navigation of Variable Resolution Images
Cody Licorish, Noura Faraj and Brian Summa
Computer Graphics Forum (to appear).
Persistence Atlas for Critical Point Variability in Ensembles
Guillaume Favelier, Noura Faraj, Brian Summa and Julien Tierny
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of IEEE VIS 2018)
Flexible Live-Wire: Image Segmentation with Floating Anchors
Brian Summa, Noura Faraj, Cody Licorish and Valerio Pascucci
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2018)
A generic framework for the structured abstraction of images
Noura Faraj, Guy-Song Xia, Julie Delon and Yann Gousseau
Expressive 2017
Realistic Film Grain Rendering
Alasdair Newson, Noura Faraj, Bruno Galerne and Julie Delon
Image Processing On Line, 2017
Analysis of a Physically Realistic Film Grain Model, and a Gaussian Film Grain Synthesis Algorithm
Alasdair Newson, Noura Faraj, Bruno Galerne and Julie Delon
Proceedings of SSVM 2017
Multi-Material Adaptive Volume Remesher
Noura Faraj, Jean-marc Thiery and Tamy Boubekeur
Computer & Graphics Journal (Proc. Shape Modeling International, Best Paper Award) 2016
Progressive Medial Axis Filtration
Noura Faraj, Jean-marc Thiery and Tamy Boubekeur
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 - technical Brief 2013
Robust and Scalable Interactive Freeform Modeling of High Definition Medical Images
Noura Faraj, Jean-Marc Thiery, Isabelle Bloch, Nadege Varsier, Joe Wiart and Tamy Boubekeur
MICCAI MeshMed - Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2012
VoxMorph: 3-Scale Freeform Deformation of Large Voxel Grids
Noura Faraj, Jean-marc Thiery and Tamy Boubekeur
Computer & Graphics Journal (Proc. Shape Modeling International) 2012
Parameterizing animated lines for stylized rendering
Bert Buchholz, Tamy Boubekeur, Sylvain Paris, Noura Faraj, Elmar Eisemann
Technical Talk at SIGGRAPH - 2011
Spatio-temporal Analysis for Parameterizing Animated Lines
Bert Buchholz, Noura Faraj, Sylvain Paris, Elmar Eisemann and Tamy Boubekeur
Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering 2011