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Professional Activity

Associate Professor (HDR) at Telecom ParisTech (former Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications), since 1991. Responsible for the Pattern Recognition course. Teaching also in  Signal Processing, Document Analysis and Statistics.
 

Teaching Activity

Master IARFID (Inteligencia Artificial, Reconocimiento de Formas y Imagen Digital), 2015 and 2016, UPV Valencia, Spain and IDIPS 2016 Summer School, Samos island, Greece: HMMs, Bayesian Networks, Recurrent Networks

Parcours AFA: Apprentissage, Fouille de donnees et Applications

SI 221 Pattern Recognition: Bases de la Reconnaissance des Formes
Book September 2013: Reconnaissance des Formes: Théorie et Pratique sous Matlab web éditions Ellipses Données pour Livre

MDI 113 Mathematiques-Analyse

MDI 210 Optimisation

SI101 Outils et applications pour le signal, les images et le son

Probabilites MDI 200

Research Fields

Handwriting recognition with Markovian methods (HMMs, Bayesian Networks) and Recurrent Neural Networks (BLSTMs)
(A2iA, DGA, FUTUR & RUPTURES projects)

Document analysis of historical documents (text-line extraction, combination of NLMeans and Total Variation filterings)
(PHILECTRE project)

Information extraction in degraded documents 
(MAJORDOME project)

Handwriting characterization
(GALILEO project)

Web document Analysis
(ROME MOBILE project)

Biometrics: person authentication from hand shape
(BIOSECURE project)
 

Publications


Awards

Winning system at the ICDAR 05 Arabic Hand-Written Word Recognition Competition (with R. El-Hajj and C. Mokbel, UOB)

Winning system at the Rimes/TechnoVision 2007 evaluation for the Logo Recognition task (with Saïd Ladjal)

2nd system at the ICDAR 09 Handwriting recognition competition (with Anne-Laure Bianne, C. Kermorvant A2iA and C. Mokbel UOB)

Top 10 system (over 46) at the DIBCO09 binarization competition (with E. Barney Smith Boise Univ. and Jerome Darbon UCLA)

Best Student Paper Award, DRR 2012, San Francisco (O. Morillot, L. Likforman, E. Grosicki)

Fondation Telecom Thesis Award 2014, (2nd prize, O. Morillot, co-directed by Laurence Likforman and E. Grosicki)Video.
 

Journal Refereeing

IEEE Trans. on Image Processing
IEEE SMC
IEEE PAMI
IEEE TKDE
IEEE Computer
ELCVIA
Document Numerique
Traitement du Signal
IJPRAI
IMAVIS
PAA
IJDAR
Pattern Recognition Letters

Conference Refereeing

ICDAR 1991, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
ICASSP 2002, 2003
ICIP 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
AVBPA
RFIA 2004
CIFED 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 2000, 2002, 2004
CIDE 2001
IGS
ISSPA 2003
AND 2009
DAS 2010, 2012
ICFHR 2010, 2012

Program Committee Chair

CIFED 06-Fribourg, Switzerland  http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/CIFED06/

DRR 09, Document Recognition and Retrieval XVI, part of IST & SPIE-Electronic Imaging, San Jose, California  http://fens.sabanciuniv.edu/drr/indexed on DBLPhttp://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/conf/drr/

DRR 2010, Document Recognition and Retrieval XVII, part of IST & SPIE-Electronic Imaging, San Jose, California  http://www.tsi.enst.fr/drr2010/

Track chair "handwritten/printed text recognition" & Workshop Chair, ICDAR 2015, Gammarth (Tunisia) http://2015.icdar.org

ASAR 2017, First International Workshop on Arabic Script Analysis and Recognition, Nancy (France) http://asar.ieee.tn/
 

Program Committee Member

ICDAR 91-Saint Malo, France
ICOHD 93-Paris, France
CIFED 92-Nancy, CIFED 94-Rouen, CIFED 96-Nantes, Rouen, CIFED 98 -Quebec, CIFED 00-Lyon, CIFED 02-Hammamet, CIFED 04-La Rochelle
CIDE 2001-Toulouse
ICDAR 07 - Curitiba (Brasil)
IST&SPIE 2008- Document Recognition and Retrieval XV - San Jose
ICDAR 09 - Barcelona (Spain)
DAS 2010 - Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Cambridge, MA (USA)  http://www.cubs.buffalo.edu/DAS2010/
ICFHR 2010 - Kolkata (USA)  http://www.isical.ac.in/~icfhr2010/
ICDAR 2011 - Bejing (China)  http://www.icdar2011.org/
DRR 2011, Document Recognition and Retrieval XVIII, part of IST & SPIE-Electronic Imaging Symposium, San Francisco, California 
DAS 2012 - Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Gold Coast (Australia)  http://www.ict.griffith.edu.au/das2012/
DRR 2012, Document Recognition and Retrieval XIX, part of IST & SPIE-Electronic Imaging Symposium, San Francisco, California  http://drr2012.irccyn.ec-nantes.fr/
DRR 2013, Document Recognition and Retrieval XX, part of IST & SPIE-Electronic Imaging Symposium, San Francisco, California  http://www.cs.rit.edu/~drr2013/
ICDAR 2013 - Washington (USA)
ICDAR 2015 - Gammarth (Tunisia)
 

Technical Committee Member

ICDAR 91-Saint Malo, France
ICOHD 93-Paris, France
CIFED 06-Fribourg, Switzerland
CIFED-CORIA 2010-Sousse, Tunisia
Semaine du Document Numerique et de la recherche d'information: CIFED-CORIA 2012-Bordeaux (mars 2012)http://cifed-coria2012.labri.fr
 
 

Affiliations

GRCE :  founding member of 'Groupe de Recherche en Communication Ecrite'  since 1989.
IGS : International Graphonomics Society
Pattern Recognition
IEEE (Senior Member)
 

PhD Students


Khalid Hallouli (co-directed with M. Sigelle) Reconnaissance de caractères par méthodes Markoviennes et Réseaux Bayésiens, defended on May, 5,  2005.
Ramy El-Hajj (co-directed with C. Mokbel) Reconnaissance de mots manuscrits cursifs par methodes hybrides, defended on July, 9,  2007.
Anne-Laure Bianne (co-directed with C. Mokbel and C. Kermorvant) Reconnaissance de mots manuscrits cursifs par modeles de Markov cachés en contexte : application au francais, a l anglais et a l arabe 2008-2011.
Olivier Morillot (co-directed with E. Grosicki) Reconnaissance de textes manuscrits par Modèles de Markov cachés et Réseaux de Neurones Récurrents 2010-2014.
Cristina Oprean (co-directed with C. Mokbel) Reconnaissance de textes manuscrits grand vocabulaire par adaptation de modeles de langage, 2011-2015.
Edgard Chammas (co-directed with C. Mokbel) Structuration de l information cachée dans la modélisation markovienne avec application a la reconnaissance du texte manuscrit, started in 2013.
Bogdan-Ionut Cirstea (co-directed with E. Grosicki) Reconnaissance et extraction d information dans les documents multilingues par Réseaux de Neurones Récurrents et Réseau Profonds, started in 2014.
 

Master and Postdoc Students

1991 : Laurent Lhuillier (Master IARFA, Paris VI)
1994 : Aitao Wang (Master IARFA, Paris VI), Anahid Hanimyan (Master RDF, ENST)
1998 : Bibiana Cuenca (Master IARFA, Paris VI)
1999 : Mickael Recht (Master ENSEA, Cergy)
2002 : Julien Godeau (Master Sciences et Technologie des Telecommunications, Rennes I)
2001-2002 : Pascal Vaillant
2002-2003 : Noura Azzabou
2005 : Aliette de Bodard (Ecole Polytechnique), Geoffroy Fouquier (EPITA)
2008 : Anne-Laure Bianne (INT)
2010 : Boufenar Chaouki, Vlad Atanasiu, Arash Shafiei (ENSEEIHT)
2011: Cong Kinh N'Guyen
 


Databases and Demos

Database of isolated ancient characters ENST_ANCIENT_CHAR

Database of isolated FAX characters ENST_FAX_CHAR

REX: a description-based retriever for handwritten documents Glyph+Rex

Data for Book: Reconnaissance des Formes: Théorie et Pratique sous MatlabDonnées pour Livre
 

EMOTHAW Database: Emotion recognition from Handwriting and Drawing EMOTHAW database


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