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Thomas Hurtut
B.Ing. (CentraleSupélec), M.Ing. (Poly), Ph.D. (Télécom ParisTech/Poly), Postdoc (Inria)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 7109 Fax: (514) 340-5139 Room: M-3113
Areas of expertise
Primary sphere of excellence in research
Information and Communication Technologies

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Data visualization
  • Information visualization
  • 2D computer graphics
  • Generative and descriptive modeling of images
  • Authoring tools for the stylization of image content
  • Expressive/Non-photorealistic rendering
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2707 Graphics


Recent publications


My R&D interests lie in data visualization and information design. The quantity and complexity of data produced in our lives and all types of industrial activities are phenomenal. Presenting, understanding, analyzing, decision making are some of the of goals one can seek to achieve with data. A visualization can be a powerful user-centred tool in that perspective, for a lot of data-based applications and contexts. However, if a visualization is poorly designed, the user can misinterpret the data and be misled in his conclusions, hence decisions.


INF8808 / INF8808E Data Visualization

Supervision at Polytechnique


News about Thomas Hurtut

NEWS | July 10, 2023
Carbon neutrality in Canada: the IET at Polytechnique Montréal launches Pathways Explorer, an interactive visualization tool | Read
NEWS | June 22, 2021
Discovery grants: Polytechnique Montréal obtains nearly $3,9 million for research programs | Read