Laurent Provot

Maître de Conférences at IUT de Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont Auvergne University

«Talk is cheap. Show me the code.» — Linus Torvalds

I'm currently an assistant professor in Clermont-Ferrand at the Computer Science department of IUT Clermont Auvergne, Aubière Campus, in Clermont Auvergne University, and a member of LIMOS laboratory.

About me

I'm curious about everything that is related to computer science, that's why I spend a big part of my time in front of my computer. But I also like to play pool, go hiking or play guitar.


My teachings are mainly focused on Object Oriented Programming (C++, Kotlin, Java/JavaFx, UML), code quality (Design Patterns, SOLID principles) and Mobile development (Android).


From a general point of view, I'm interested in everything that is "visually appealing". But in facts, I'm especially doing stuff related to Digital Geometry, Computational Geometry and Image Processing.

My former situation

I've a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in Digital Geometry. I've defended my thesis, under the supervision of Isabelle Debled-Rennesson, on December 2nd 2009 at Loria. I was then a member of the ADAGIo team.

In 2011, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in Clermont-Ferrand at ISIT laboratory and Association Promouvoir la Réalité Virtuelle.

From 2005 to 2010 I also gave lectures in different universities. I was first a Moniteur CIES in Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1 (now Lorraine University). During the last year of my PhD, I joined the Mathematics and Computer Science deparment in Université Nancy 2 (also Lorraine University now) as a graduate assistant (ATER). Then I moved in Auvergne for a second ATER. I gave lessons at the GEA department of IUT de Clermont-Ferrand, as well as in the Computer Science department in 2011.

From October 2011 to July 2013, I was also involved in a radio show at Radio Campus Clermont-Ferrand (FM 93.3). It was fun, it was with my friends… I really enjoyed. It's called Les aventures du comte de Malamanteau and it's a bit about culture and a lot about music around the world.

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