Jocelyne received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the “Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble” in 1986 and has been a teaching assistant from 1984 to 1988 in the “University Grenoble Alpes”. She is a CNRS researcher since 1988 and holds a position of Research Director since 1998.

Until 1990, her activity was in the field of automatic robot programming for industrial and spatial robotics. She moved to Medical Robotics in 1990. Her research activity in the TIMC laboratory is about medical robotics and medical imaging. She is also or has been responsible for different clinical research projects (urology, radiotherapy, cardiac surgery, orthopedics, etc.) in collaboration with Grenoble University Hospital and La Pitié Salpétrière Paris Hospital. Therefore, a major part of her activity is about image-guided robotics and more generally image-guided diagnostic or therapeutic systems.

She has more than 250 publications. She has been co-editor of special issues in different journals (IEEE Transactions of Robotics and Automation, Medical Image Analysis, Journal of Computer-Aided Surgery) and has been an invited speaker in several international conferences. She is on the organizing committees and program committees of a number of international conferences of her former and current research domains. She has been or is on the editorial board of several international journals (formerly associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Journal of Computer-Aided Surgery; now Editorial board of Medical Image Analysis and International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Aided Surgery, steering committee of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics). She is a frequent reviewer of a number of Journals and conferences. She has also been a consultant for French robotics companies. She is inventor or co-inventor of 11 international patents; most of them where licensed to industrial partners. Hundreds of thousands of patients benefited from technology and systems she developed.

She has been and is still involved in steering boards and evaluation committees for funding agencies (French and abroad), universities (French and abroad) and research organisms (INSERM, CNRS). She has been on the Scientific Advisory board of INRIA from 2002 to 2006 and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of CNRS from 2018. She is also on the Scientific Advisory Board of the French Society for Informatics.

She is fellow member of the MICCAI (2010) and IEEE (2018) societies. In 2014, she received the “French Academy of Surgery” award and was elected as a member of the “French Academy of Surgery”. In 2015, she received the “Silver Medal” from CNRS. In 2016, she received the highest French decoration (Légion d’Honneur).

From 1996 to 2013, she has been Director of the « Computer Assisted Medical Interventions » research group (about 40 people) of the TIMC laboratory. From 2006 to 2015, she was the Deputy Director of the laboratory (about 250 people). She has coordinated the French Medical Robotic Network (Robotex). From 2016, she is the Director of the French Research Network (2012-2025 program) about Computer Assisted Medical Interventions. From 2019 she is one of the two animators of a Chair “CAMI Assistant” in one of the 4 French centers for Artificial Intelligence.


  • Medical Robotics
  • Medical Imaging

Roles in FAROS

  • Member of the External Advisory Board