ALEXANDRE BENOIT

Associate professor, Polytech Annecy-Chambéry.

Contact.

Email : alexandre.benoit –@– univ-smb.fr

Phone : +33(0) 4 50 09 65 22 – télécopie : +33(0) 4 50 09 65 ..

Office :  A223

Postal address : LISTIC – Polytech’Savoie, BP 80439, 74944 Annecy le Vieux Cedex, France

Position / responsabilities.

  • Permanent LISTIC Lab. member
  • Main teaching activities at the IUT d’Annecy le Vieux (Savoie University), Computing dept.
  • Last administrative task (2008-2017) : Manager of the bachelor degree/professional diploma “Licence Professionnelle Développeur Informatique Multisupport (DIM)”

Research interests.

    Member of the Connaissance, Images et Télédétection (CIT) team

  • Image, video and more generally data understanding : from data preprocessing, features extraction to concept recognition (objects, action, etc.) .
  • Heterogeneous Data Fusion : associating multimodal inputs, images, contextual indicators, and others to make the decision process more reliable.

Research Projects

  • A brief overview on these slides
  • Current projects: 
    • Oil slicks detection and classification.
      • Keywords : deep Learning, SAR data analysis, heterogeneous data fusion, anomaly detection, semantic segmentation, classification.
      • Industrial partner : Total
    • Gamma rays classification and parameters estimation.
      • Keywords : deep Learning, astrophysics, stereoscopy, classification, regression.
      • Academic partner: LAPP
      • Industrial partner : Orobix
    • Sale Receipts analysis.
      • Keywords : deep Learning, multimedia image analysis, semantic segmentation, classification, graph clustering.
      • Industrial partner : AboutGoods Compagny

Teaching :

  • Related to my research activities:
    • Image and data processing with tools such as Matlab, and Python, OpenCV
    • Deep larning with Tensorflow.
    • Target students : PhD, Master and Bachelor degree and employed engineers.   
  • General teaching activities:
    • Programming : scripting and object programming with C/C++/Java/Python/PHP, and others.
    • Modeling (UML, etc.)
  • Experience highlights :
    • image processing and machine learning to PhD students and Master 2 at University Savoie Mont Blanc.
    • machine learning at ESEN engineering school at Tunis (Tunisia)
    • machine learning at Renault compagny (Paris, Versailles) 

Consulting :

  • Introducing machine learning in digital processes in the industry.
  • Data pre-processing, features extraction and decision making for classification, regression and other tasks for image, video and time series understanding.
  • Experience highlights :
    • Machine Learning and Deep Learning at Renault (Paris, Versailles)
    • Deep Learning at Total (Paris) 
    • Machine Learning at AboutGoods Compagny (Annecy)

PhD thesis co-supervising :

Current PhDs:

  • 2018-2021 Emna Amri
    Topic : Automatic Oil Slicks detection and classification from Remote Sensing imaging using Deep Learning.
    Funding : Total company.
  • 2017-2020 Mickael Jacquemont
    Topic : Deep neural networks for the 3D analysis of gamma rays.
    Funding : H2020 ASTERIX project and the USMB fondation.
  • 2015-2019 Amina Ben Hamida
    Topic : Indexing of large Remote sensing images.
    Funding : French research ministry.
  • 2014-2019 Rizlène Raoui
    Topic : Automatic Sales receipt understanding using Deep Learing.
    Funding : CIFRE with AboutGoods Compagny.

Defended PhDs: 

  • 2013-2016 Nicolas Voiron
    Topic : Automating clustering of multimedia data bases for exploration.
    Funding : USMB
  • 2010-2013 Sabin Tiberius Strat
    Topic : Automating understanding of image sequences using a collaborative approach
    Funding : French research ministry

Conference/Workshop organization

  • 2015 8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images, July 22-24, 2015 Annecy, France
  • 2012 10th Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI2012), 27-29 juin 2012, Annecy le Vieux, France.
  • 2011 7th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT 2011) July 18-22, 2011, jointly with Les Rencontres Francophones sur la Logique Floue et ses Applications (LFA 2011, aka French Days on Fuzzy Logic and Applications) in Aix-les-Bains, France. 

 

Reading committee

Journals:

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing ; Elsevier Computer Vision and Image Understanding ; Elsevier Signal Processing :Image Communication ; Multimedia Tools and APplications (MTAP) ; International Journal of Neural Systems ; MDPI Open Access Journal – Remote Sensing ; Hindawi – JournalOfRobotics ; ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ; JSTARS – GRSS | IEEE | Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society ; Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering

Conferences:

Main ones : IEEE International Conference on Image Processing ; International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing ; JURSE – Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event ;  

Scientific animation

2018 – 2019 co coordination of the MAIM at GDR ISIS.
2015 – 2017 co coordination of the IRIM at GDR ISIS..

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