I am a professor at Telecom SudParis / Institut Mines-Telecom.


Research Interests

  • Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Data Science
  • Video, Image and Signal Processing
  • Human Activity & Gesture Recognition
  • Human Mobility Analysis
  • e-Health
  • Human Robot (Computer) Interaction
  • Video Surveillance, Biometrics (Gait Recognition, Handwritten
  • Signature and Writer Authentication, Hand Vein Recognition)
  • Machine Print and Handwriting Analysis and Recognition

 Professional Experience

2008-Present: Telecom SudParis, Institut Mines-Telecom, France

Directeur d’Etude/Professor

Research Interests :

Human Activity and Gesture Recognition

Biometrics: Gait recognition, Vein recognition, etc.

Video Surveillance : Person Re-Identification

Human Robot Interaction

Handwriting and Machine Print Recognition, Signature Verification

2001-2008: Parascript, LLC      Boulder, Colorado, USA

R&D Staff

Development of State-of-the-Art machine learning classification engines for handwriting and machine print recognition. Applications include Automatic Mail Sorting, Bank Check Processing and From Recognition.

1998-2001: Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana, Curitiba, Brésil

Associated Professor

Building up a lab on Document Analysis and Recognition

Supervision of several PhD and Master Students.

1997-1998 (18 months): CENPARMI, Concordia University,      Montreal, Quebec Canada

Visiting Scientist

I was a visiting scientist at the Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (CENPARMI) of  Concordia University at Montreal, developing algorithms for handwriting recognition. 

1992-1996: Service de Recherche Technique de La Poste (SRTP), Nantes, France

R&D Engineer

Development of Machine Learning Handwriting classification engines for real-life French mail sorting (city name and street name recognition)



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