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Address 1 : MediCIS - UMR LTSI U1099 INSERM Rennes
Faculté de Médecine
Université de Rennes 1
35043 Rennes cedex - France
Assistante : Noémie Buisard tel : +33 2 23 23 69 30

Background and Position

pjannin.jpg Pierre Jannin is an INSERM Research Director. From 2012, he has been heading the Inserm Research group MediCIS (Modeling Surgical Knowledge and Processes). He was awarded the PhD degree from the University of Rennes in 1988 on multimodal 3D imaging in neurosurgery. He was awarded the Habilitation in 2005 on Information guided Surgery. He is the Past President of the International Society of Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS), was the President of ISCAS from 2014 to 2018 and the General Secretary from 2004 to 2014. He was board member of the MICCAI society from 2014 to 2018. He is senior member of the SPIE society. He is Editor in Chief of the journal Computer Aided Surgery by Taylor & Francis. He is Deputy Editor for the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS). He is member of several Organizing and Program Committees of international conferences, such as congress organizing committee of CARS, program committee of SPIE Medical Imaging, organizing committee of MMVR, and program committee of MICCAI. He was President and organizer of CARS 2019 conference in Rennes (France) and Program Co-Chair of MICCAI 2017 in Quebec (Canada). He is the co-founder of IPCAI conferences and was Co-General Chair from 2010 to 2016. He is a permanent invited member of the Working Group “AI and Medicine” from both French Academy of Medicine and French Academy of Sciences. He is member of the scientific committee (CSV) of the regional "Images et Réseaux" Pole de Compétitivité.

  • 2012-Today: Head of the MediCIS group at the LTSI institute
  • 2014-Today: DR2 INSERM Research Director
  • July-Dec 2022: Visiting Professor at Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
  • July 2019: Visiting Professor at University of Verona (Italy)
  • April 2018: Visiting Professor at University Tokyo (Japan)
  • July-August 2017: Visiting Professor at University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • August 2015: Visiting Professor at SINTEF, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • June-August 2013: Visiting Professor (JSPS fellowship) at the CAMIT institute, Kyushu University, Japan
  • 2005-2014: CR1 INSERM Senior Researcher
  • 2009-2010: Visiting Professor at BIC, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
  • 2005-2009: Associate member of the ICCAS research institute in Leipzig (Germany)


Research areas

dbsa.jpg He has more than 30 year experience in designing and developing computer assisted surgery systems. His research topics include surgical data science, surgical robotics, image-guided surgery, augmented and virtual reality, modeling of surgical procedures and processes, study of surgical expertize, surgical training and validation methodology in medical image processing.


  • Main Topics : Medical image processing, 3D display in medical imaging, Data fusion in medical imaging, Validation in medical image processing, Surgical Data Science, Surgical process analysis, Image guided surgery, Surgical training for : MSc (DEA) Biomedical Engineering, University of Tours-Angers-Nantes-Rennes, MSc of Biological Sciences in Medicine, University Rennes 1, Past:European School of Medical Physics, Archamps; SPIE Medical Imaging 2007-2009, CARS 2009-2011
  • Manager of a teaching course on Image Guided Surgery in the master Signaux et Images en Biologie et en Médecine, Universities of Tours-Angers-Rennes-Nantes

PhD supervision

  • On going PhDs: T. Casy, Thibaut Martin, Alexandre Tronchot
  • Past PhDs : D. Tanguy (2019-2021), M. Peralta (2017-2020), Co supervision: M. Leloux (2018-2021), Marie-Stephanie Bracq (2016-2019) : Co supervision with LP3C (Univ. Rennes 2), Gurvan Lecuyer (2016-2020), Olga Dergachyova (2014-2017), Frederic Monge (2012-2015), David Bouget (2012-2015), Florent Lalys (2008-2011), Brivael Trelhu (2007-2010), Omar El Ganaoui (2005-2008), Perrine Paul (2003-2006), M. Raimbault (2001-2004),O. Fleig (2000-2003), with B. Gibaud : B. Aubert-Broche (2001-2004), C. Grova (2000-2004), with X. Morandi : Claire Haegelen (2010-2013), Laurent Riffaud (2009-2012), co supervision with Laurent Riffaud: Pierre-Louis Henaux (2015-2019), with LIRRM (Montpellier, France) Chantal Julliard (2016-2019), Fabien Despinoy (2013-2015), with TIMC-IMAG (Grenoble, France) Arnaud Huaulmé (2014- 2016), with ICCAS (Leipzig, Germany) Andrej Machno (2010-2012), Thomas Neumuth (2005-2009), Ronny Grunert (2005-2008)


  • Opened positions : PhD and master positions in Computer Assisted Surgery (Have a look here and/or ask me directly)

Hal list of Publications

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