Mounîm A. El-Yacoubi Biography

Mounîm A. El-Yacoubi (Senior IEEE member, Ph.D., University of Rennes, France, Sept. 1996; HDR: Habilitation to Direct Research, Paris-Saclay University, 2014) has been a professor at Institut Polytechnique de Paris / Institut Mines Telecom / Telecom SudParis since 2008. He was a research engineer at the Service de Recherche Technique de la Poste (SRTP), France, from 1992 to 1996, and a Visiting Scientist at the Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (CENPARMI, Concordia University,, Montreal, Canada in 1997-1998, and then he became an Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR,, Curitiba, Brazil, from 1998 to 2000, where he cofounded a joint research lab on Automatic Document Analysis and Recognition, between PUCPR and CENPARMI. From 2001 to 2008, he was a Senior Researcher at Parascript (, Boulder, Colorado. At SRTP and Parascript, he has developed handwriting recognition software engines for real-life automatic mail sorting, bank check reading, and form processing, still running daily in automatic reading machines worldwide. He has supervised 17 PhD theses, over 30 master theses and 7 Postdocs.

He is currently Associate Editor of IEEE Access, International Journal of Network Dynamics and Intelligence (IJNDI), and Journal of Cyber-Physical-Social Intelligence (CPSI).

He has been Program Co-Chair of the International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (ICPRAI, Paris, France, 2022), Program Co-Chair of IEEE Smart World Congress (SWC, Portsmouth, UK, 2023) and International Conference on Cyber-physical Social Intelligence (ICCSI, Xi’an, China, 2023). He will serve as General Chair of the 15th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI), Paris, France, 2024, and as Program Co-Chair of the 13th International Conference on Computing and Pattern Recognition (ICCPR 2024, Tianjin, China, 25-27 October, 2024,

He has edited two books: “Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence,”  Springer International, 2022, and “Emerging Topics in Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence,” World Scientific, 2023, and have been the guest editor of Spectial Section: “Best papers of the international conference on pattern recognition and artificial intelligence (ICPRAI) 2022” for  “Pattern Recognition Letters” journal in 2024.

His research interests include AI, machine learning & deep learning, modeling human user data, especially behavioral signals like handwriting, voice, gesture and activity recognition. Over the recent years, he has been working mainly on applications related to e-health, in particular the detection of neurodegenerative and chronic diseases, namely Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and Diabetes . His other research interests include indexing of large handwritten historical documents, biometrics, sports analytics, smart agriculture, and human mobility for smart cities.