Matthieu Chabanas

About me

Matthieu Chabanas, 41, married, two children.


With a background in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, I received my PhD in biomedical engineering in 2002 from the University of Grenoble, France. I worked for three+ years in the Computer Aided Medical Intervention team of the TIMC-IMAG lab in Grenoble, before spending a year and a half in the Biomechanics Lab of Toulouse as a post-doctoral fellow. During these five years I worked on computer-aided maxillofacial surgery, especially on modeling the face soft tissue for orthognatic surgery, then on the planning and surgical navigation for zygomatic bone reconstruction in traumatology.

In 2005, I was hired as an associate professor in the Grenoble Institute of Technology, and affiliated to GIPSA-lab in the Speech Production department. To be fair, my activity after a few years was mostly teaching-oriented, and quite light in research. This was rather a choice, since I really enjoy teaching (which can be very demanding) and the main topics of the lab were eventually quite far from my personnal research interests.

In 2014, I moved (back) to TIMC-IMAG and in order to restart a more balanced activity between research and teaching, ideally fiffy-fifty. My research topics are medical simulation and biomechanical modeling, their evaluation with clinical data and images, and their actual use in computer-aided applications. This includes various competences from image processing (segmentation and registration, ultrasound imaging) to mesh registration and FEM simulation (numerical methods, GPGPU optimization). My main applications concerns neurosurgery, orthopaedics, maxillofacial surgery and thoracic surgery.


  • 2002: PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Univ. Grenoble, France

  • 1998: MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Univ. Grenoble, France

  • 1997: BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Univ. Grenoble, France

Professional experience

  • Since 2005: Associate Professor in Computer Science, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

  • 2003 - 2004: Post-doctoral fellow, Lecturer, Biomechanics Laboratory, Univ. Toulouse, France

  • 1999 - 2002: Doctoral student, Lecturer, TIMC-IMAG, Univ. Grenoble, France

  • 1998: Master student, TIMC-IMAG, Univ. Grenoble, France

  • 1997: Undergraduate research intership, Surgical Planning Lab, Boston, USA

  • 1996: Undergraduate intership, CILAS company, Marcoussis, France