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This page lists some of the research projects that I am or have been involved in.

Current Projects

PASCAL 2 - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

PASCAL 2 (03/2008 - 02/2012) is the continuation of PASCAL 1 below. It is a large European Union Network of Excellence focused on developing well-founded methods of statistical pattern analysis and machine learning and applying them to the creation of artificial cognitive systems. It involves several hundred learning theorists, statisticians, optimization researchers and domain experts from several application domains including vision, text, data mining, cognitive systems, and user interfaces.

Past Projects

CLASS - Cognitive-Level Annotation using Latent Statistical Structure

CLASS was a European 6th Framework Specific Targeted Research Project that ran from January 2006 to June 2009. The goal was to investigate the use of latent structure models and semi-supervised learning methods for the automatic construction of classifiers for visual and textual data. The partners were CNRS and INRIA (coordinators), the University of Oxford, KU Leuven, the Max Planck Institute Tübingen, TU Darmstadt and the University of Helsinki.

aceMedia - Integrating knowledge, semantics and content for user-centred intelligent media services

aceMedia was a European 6th Framework Integrated Project that ran from January 2004 to December 2008. Its goal was to integrate knowledge, semantics and content for user-centred intelligent media services. The partners were: Motorola Ltd UK (coordinator); Philips Electronics Netherlands; Thomson France; Queen Mary College, University of London; Fraunhofer FIT; Universidad Autonóma de Madrid; Fratelli Alinari; Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo; the Informatics and Telematics Institute, Dublin City University; INRIA (including the TexMex team at IRISA in Rennes, Imedia at Rocquencourt in Paris, and LEAR in Grenoble); France Télécom; Belgavox; the University of Karlsruhe; Motorola SAS France.

PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

PASCAL 1 (12/2003 - 11/2007) was a European Union Network of Excellence focused on applying well-founded methods of statistical pattern analysis and machine learning to multimodal interfaces. It involved about 120 learning theorists, statisticians, optimization researchers and domain experts from several application domains including vision, text, data mining.

LAVA - Learning for Adaptable Visual Assistants

LAVA (05/2002 - 04/2005) was a European Union Cognitive Vision Systems project devoted to using computational learning and computational vision for camera-equipped devices such as PDA's or telephones.

VIBES - Video Browsing, Exploration and Structuring

VIBES (12/2000 - 04/2004) is a European Union Future and Emerging Technologies project on computer vision techniques for object level video indexing and manipulation.

CUMULI - Computational Understanding of Multiple Images

CUMULI (09/1996 - 02/2000) was a European Union Long Term Research project on computer vision and close range photogrammetry that we coordinated.

HEROS

HEROS (~1994 - 1997) was a European Union Human Capital and Mobility network on which I had a postdoc to come to France and work in the SHARP team in LIFIA-INRIA, on sensing strategies for robot planning.

SECOND - Sensor Controlled Robotic Devices

SECOND (~1992 - 1995) was a European Union Long Term Research project on using vision and haptic sensors for robot manipulator control and planning.