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Stefan Bornhofen
CY Tech
Avenue du Parc
95011 Cergy-Pontoise cedex

Email: stefan.bornhofen [you know what] cyu.fr
Phone: (+33) 1 34 25 10 21

As the head of the last year option Visual Computing specializing in computer graphics, computer vision and human-computer interaction, I am most notably teaching

I have strong interests in interactive virtual worlds and immersive experiences. Current research topics include augmented reality, graph visualization and computer art.



Bornhofen, S. and During, M. (2020). Exploring dynamic multilayer graphs for digital humanities. Applied Network Science 5, 54, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s41109-020-00295-x (pdf)


Bougaa, M., Bornhofen, S., Rivière, A. (2017). ProCASEE: An Innovative Solution for Systems Engineering Education. Insight, 20(4): 27-30. (pdf)

Bougaa, M., Bornhofen, S., Rivière, A., Tucoulou, J.C. (2017). Toward a Process-Centered Approach for Systems Engineering Education. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition 2017, June 25-28, 2017, Columbus, OH. (pdf)

Bougaa, M., Bornhofen, S., O'Connor, R.V., Rivière, A. (2017). A Standard Based Adaptive Path to Teach Systems Engineering: 15288 and 29110 Standards Use Cases. 11th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (Syscon 2017), Montreal, Canada, April 2017. (pdf)


Bougaa, M., Bornhofen, S., Rivière, A. (2016). A Survey of Current Practices on Systems Engineering Education. SEFI Annual Conference 2016, Tampere, Finland, Proceeding ISBN: 978-28735201-44. (pdf)

Bougaa, M., Bornhofen, S., Kadima, H., Rivière, A. (2016). 3D Interaction in Virtual Environments for Systems Engineering. International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, 8(6): 458-464. (pdf)


Bougaa, M., Bornhofen, S., Kadima, H., Rivière, A. (2015). Virtual Reality for Manufacturing Engineering in the Factories of the Future. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 789-790: 1275-1282. (pdf)


Barot, S., Bornhofen, S., Loeuille, N., Perveen, N., Shahzad, T. and Fontaine, S. (2014). Nutrient enrichment and local competition influence the evolution of plant mineralization strategy: a modelling approach. Journal of Ecology, 102(2): 357-366. (pdf)


Bornhofen, S., Heudin, J.-C., Lioret, A., Torrel, J.-C., eds. (2012).Virtual Worlds - Artificial Ecosystems and Digital Art Exploration, Science eBook, Paris. (more)

Bornhofen, S., Gardeux, V. and Machizaud, A. (2012). From Swarm Art Toward Ecosystem Art. International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research, 3(3): 1-18. (pdf)


Bornhofen, S., Machizaud, A. and Gardeux, V. (2011). Ecosystem Dynamics for Creative Image Generation. In Chelouah et al. (editors), Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Cergy, France. (pdf)

Bornhofen, S., Barot, S. and Lattaud, C. (2011). The evolution of CSR life-history strategies in a plant model with explicit physiology and architecture. Ecological Modelling, 222(1): 1-10. (pdf)


Bornhofen, S. and Lattaud, C. (2009). Competition and evolution in virtual plant communities : A new modeling approach. Natural Computing, 8(2): 349-385. (pdf)


Bornhofen, S. (2008). Emergence de dynamiques évolutionnaires dans une approche multi-agents de plantes virtuelles. Thèse de doctorat, Université de Paris-Sud. (pdf)

Bornhofen, S. and Lattaud, C. (2008). Evolving CSR strategies in virtual plant communities. In Bullock et al. (editors), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Artificial Life, Winchester, UK, pages 72-79. (pdf)

Bornhofen, S. and Lattaud, C. (2008). On hopeful monsters, neutral networks and junk code in evolving L-systems. In Keijzer et al. (editors), Proceedings of the International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Atlanta, GA, USA, pages 193-200. (pdf)


Bornhofen, S. and Lattaud, C. (2007). Simulation de communautés de plantes et dynamique des populations. Techniques et Sciences de l'Information, 26(3-4) : 391-420. (pdf)

Bornhofen, S. and Lattaud, C. (2007). Evolution of virtual plants interacting with their environment. In Richir (editor), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Virtual Reality, Laval, France, pages 172-176. (pdf)


Bornhofen, S. and Lattaud, C. (2006). Life history evolution of virtual plants : Trading off between growth and reproduction. In Runarsson et al. (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4193, pages 808-817. (pdf)

Bornhofen, S. and Lattaud, C. (2006). Evolutionary design of virtual plants. In Arabnia (editor), Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality, Las Vegas, NV, USA, pages 28-34. (pdf)

Bornhofen, S. and Lattaud, C. (2006). Outlines of artificial life: A brief history of evolutionary individual based models. In Talbi et al. (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3871, pages 226-237. (pdf)

before 2006

Houssin, D., Bornhofen, S., Souissi, S. and Ginot, V. (2002).  Entre programmation par composants et langages d'experts - Rendre la modélisation individu-centrée plus accessible à l'utilisateur. Techniques et Sciences de l'Information, 21(4) : 525-548. (pdf)