Paris Descartes University Seminar Series on Data Analytics
in collaboration with the diNo group

Invited Seminar Talk

Discrete Inference and Learning of Graphical Models (and their applications in Artificial Vision)
Prof. Nikos Paragios, CentraleSupelec, Inria, University of Paris-Saclay (France)

when: 16 June 2016, 9:30am
where: room Turing Conseil, 7th floor, Paris Descartes University, 45 Rue Des Saints Peres, Paris 75006


Computational vision, visual computing and biomedical image analysis have made tremendous progress of the past decade. This is mostly due the development of efficient learning and inference algorithms which allow better, faster and richer modeling of visual perception tasks. Graph-based representations are among the most prominent tools to address such perception through the casting of perception as a graph optimization problem. In this talk, we briefly introduce the interest of such representations, discuss their strength and limitations, provide appropriate strategies for their inference learning and present their application to address a variety of problems of visual computing.

Short Bio

Nikos Paragios is professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and director of the Center for Visual Computing of CentraleSupelec. Prior to that he was professor/research scientist (2004-2005, 2011-2013) at the Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees, affiliated with Siemens Corporate Research (Princeton, NJ, 1999-2004) as a project manager, senior research scientist and research scientist. In 2002 he was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University and in 2004 at New York University. N. Paragios was a visiting professor at Yale (2007) and at University of Houston (2009). Professor Paragios is an IEEE Fellow, has co-edited four books, published more than two hundred papers in the most prestigious journals and conferences of medical imaging and computer vision (DBLP server), and holds twenty one US patents. His work has approx 15,750 citations according to Google Scholar and his H-number (01/2016) is 59. He is the Editor in Chief of the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal and serves as a member of the editorial board for the Medical Image Analysis Journal (MedIA) and the SIAM Journal in Imaging Sciences (SIIMS). He has served as an associate/area editor/member of the editorial board for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU), the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) and the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision (JMIV) while he was one of the program chairs of the 11th European Conference in Computer Vision (ECCV'10, Heraklion, Crete) and serves regularly at the conference boards of the most prestigious events of his fields (ICCV, CVPR, ECCV, MICCAI). Professor Paragios is member of the scientific council of SAFRAN conglomerate.

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