Michel Buffa's Home Page
Welcome to Michel's home page!
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You are the person to retrieve this page since January 1 1996
Useful links, kind of sorted hotlist
Hmmm...maybe you want to check my current hotlist first? It's a real mess!
- Internet, WWW, etc...
- Teaching computer techniques, University of Nice related stuff
- Research centers I have worked with
- Unix related stuff, X11/Motif/Tk, ftp, fsp, etc...
- Virtual Reality/3D/Computer Graphics
- Dictionnaries, maps, etc...
- Interesting personal Home Pages
- Pure Fun
- Buisness WWW sites
- Holidays: useful links about skiing, traveling...
Who am I?
I'm Michel Buffa, I teach Computer Engineering at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. Maybe you want to look at a world map to locate Nice ?
I conduct my
research work on Underwater Virtual Reality at ESSI (Ecole Supérieure
des Sciences Informatiques), at Sophia-Antipolis near Nice in the
southeast of France, with Professor Peter Sander.
An interesting link for the french teachers is the CNU ftp server.
The last year, I was a visiting scientist at the Robotic Institute of the
Carnegie Mellon University
. I studied there the
navigation of cross country mobile robots using weakly calibrated
stereovision. I was involved in the The Navlab project.
Here is a picture of the robot I worked with. The lab maintains a very interesting page with links to a lot of computer vision related stuff all over the world. See the CMU Computer Vision home page. Check also the Robotics mosaic page.
PS: I also worked a lot with the Delaunay Triangulations. Check my demos on your X11 display!
You don't know IRC ? Why don't you visit my IRC page? It will explain everything you want to know about IRC: what it is, how to get the software, how to use it. You can even connect on IRC with a simple mouse click!
- email: <Michel.Buffa@essi.fr>
- Surface mail: Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Informatiques (ESSI),
650 Route des colles,
- Phone: (33)-92-96-51-15
- Fax: (33)-92-96-51-55
- Office: 415, 4th floor
- WWW: http://www.essi.fr/~buffa
- IRC: nickname "Zebra3".
Don't forget to check my
Here we go! Here are my hobbies!
- In France, before leaving to the USA, I used to play guitar in a Rock'n'Roll band. Don't speak to me about Jazz, or worse: Free-Jazz, South American music or things like that: it's not my cup of tea! The music I like must be played on american guitars exclusively, plugged into old valve amplifiers set to 11, and may include some Fuzz noises. No keyboards are allowed except an old Hammond organ! See my music page for details! I'm looking desperately for an electric Hollow-Body guitar, (Gretsh, Gibson ES335). Mail me if you have one to sell!
- I love all psychotronic stuff like sick movies, old psychedelic punk bands from the sixties or like my friend Greffe, the singer of my old band. Have a look at my cinema/music page to understand what I mean.
- I love playing video games. I have a SNES with a SWC and lot of games, and a 3DO game console that is great but has only a few games for the moment. See my video games page that are one of my principal contributions to the WWW.
- I love scuba diving, and sailing. By the way, have you read the rec.scuba FAQ? You may also want to check the Aquanot WWW server? Look also at theATOC (Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate) mosaic page.
My courses (in French !).
Internet, WWW, etc...
Looking for Information
News about the Net
WWW Home pages
Network pirates arrested
The World Wide Web (WWW)
HTML docs, tutorials...
Cgi scripts, etc...
Original use of HTML
Teaching computer techniques, University of Nice related stuff
University of Nice/Teaching-related stuff
My students in Maitrise d'Informatique
Miscellanous courses I found on the Web
Research centers I have worked with
- CMU Home page
- The NavLab Home Page
- What's New in the CMU CS Web ?
- Postscript Maps at CMU.
- An incredible map program about Pittsburgh, with everything: streets, shops, entairtainment, zooms, etc... *TRY IT*!
- Looking for someone in CMU, location, phone number, you want to see his face ? Use the CMU White Pages!
- Looking for a paper, a report, use the CMU library server!
- This Week's Pittsburgh Film Directory
- Ways to have fun around CMU: Arts, food, bars, ...
- Practical info for Pittsburghers and others, WEATHER
- Interesting icons for decorating my WWW pages later.
Unix related stuff, X11/Motif/Tk, ftp, fsp, etc...
X11, MOTIF, Tk/Tcl
Virtual Reality/3D/Computer Graphics
Dictionnaries, maps, etc...
Interesting personal Home Pages
My good friend's home pages
- Skiing in the World. This site contains tons on information about all the diferent ski resorts in the world.