• Antoine Vacavant

    Curiculum Vitæ

Professional experience

  • May 2020 - now: Ambassador/instructor, NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.
  • Jan. 2017 – now: Associate professor («Maître de conférences»), Université Clermont Auvergne, IUT Le Puy-en-Velay. Member of Institut Pascal.
  • Oct. 2010 – Dec. 2016: Associate professor («Maître de conférences»), Université d’Auvergne Clermont 1, IUT Le Puy-en-Velay. Member of ISIT.
  • Jan. 2010 – Sep. 2010: Post-doc at LASMEA, Clermont-Ferrand. Subject: Background subtraction for urban video sequences.
  • June 2009 – July 2009: Computer science project at Foxstream, Lyon. Subject: Development of a recorder software for video-surveillance applications.
  • Sep. 2008 – Sep. 2010: Teaching assistant (ATER), Université Lumière Lyon 2, Institut de Psychologie. Member of LIRIS lab.
  • Oct. 2005 – Dec. 2008: PhD student, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Institut de la Communication. Member of LIRIS lab. Thesis: «Géométrie Discrète sur Grilles Irrégulières Isothétiques».
  • Feb. 2005 – Jul. 2005: Master degree internship at CLB (Centre Léon Bérard), Lyon. Thesis: «Représentation d’Images 3D pour les Simulations d’Interactions Rayonnement Matière en Radiothérapie».
  • Apr. 2004 – Jul. 2004: Master 1 internship at LASMEw, Clermont-Ferrand. Thesis: «Suivi de la Tete et des Mains en Vision Monoculaire Temps-Réel».
  • Jul. 2003 – Sep. 2003: Internship at Allegorithmic, Clermont-Ferrand. Subject: Development of a software for cellular texture modeling.

Functions and memberships

  • Sep. 2019 - now: Member of College «Innovations en technologies pour la santé», Cancéropôle Lyon Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (CLARA)
  • May 2019 - now: Scientific Coordinator of theme Cardio-Vascular Interventional Therapy and Imaging (CaVITI) in axis Image-Guided Therapy (IGT) in Institut Pascal
  • Jan. 2019 - now: Member of EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver)
  • Jan. 2017 - now: Responsible of Tech Transfer of IGT
  • Jan. 2016 - now: Scientific Coordinator of team «Embolisation en pathologie parenchymateuse», CaVITI / IGT
  • Oct. 2010 – Oct. 2015: Director of the Bachelor degree «Licence Professionnelle Imagerie».

Education

  • 2004 – 2005: Master 2 Recherche, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, ranking: 1st/120 (theoretical part).
  • 2003 – 2004: Master 1 Informatique, Université Blaise Pascal Clermont 2, ranking: 2nd/40.
  • 2003 – 2004: Licence Informatique, Université Blaise Pascal Clermont 2.
  • 2002 – 2003: DEUG MIAS, Université Blaise Pascal Clermont 2.

Scientific reputation

  • 1,500+ citations, h-index=16 from Google Scholar profile
  • 1,000+ relations for Linked In profile
  • 200+ followers, 40,000+ publication reads, RG score=20+, 30+ article recommendations in Research Gate profile
  • «Nouveau recruté» award, Université d’Auvergne, for young associate professors with a high quality of research, 2014 – 2015
  • PEDR («Prime d’Encadrement Doctoral et de Recherche») award, Université Clermont Auvergne, 2019 – 2023
  • PEDR award, Université d’Auvergne, 2015 – 2019

Publications

  • International books & proceedings: 4
  • International book chapters: 3
  • Articles in French & international journals: 20+
  • Articles & abstracts in international conferences: 40+
  • Articles in proceedings of French conferences with reviewing committee: 5

Research activities

  • Current projects:
    • ANR R-VESSEL-X (Robust vascular network extraction and understanding within hepatic biomedical images) - PI
    • PHC/POLONIUM DeepVesselNets (Reconstruction of vessels from medical images by deep learning networks) - French partner coord.
    • PHC/UTIQUE CIRRHOSE («Classification d'Images Répartie pour la Reconnaissance de lésions Hépatiques, avec des OntologieS, et à grande Echelle») - French partner coord.
    • Université Clermont Auvergne CAP 20-25 Emergence «Miniaturisation d'un plasma froid pour le traitement endovasculaire des tumeurs hépatiques» - Partner coord.
  • Past projects: ANR MRSEI NETDELIVER (Network on numerical modeling and simulation of anticancer drug delivery in liver) - PI, Région Auvergne «Nouveau Recruté» - PI, PHC/WTZ MARIA (Multi-scale Approaches for Robust medical Image Analysis) - French partner coord., ANR TECSAN 3DStrain («Quantification multimodale et validation de la fonction myocardique régionale 3D») - member, ANR CONTINT ReVeS («Reconnaissance de Végétaux sur Smartphones») - member.
  • Reviewer for research projects: 1 It. post-doc grant (University of Insubria, 2019), 4 It. PRIN projects (2018), 2 International Fr. ANR SIMI 3 projects (2011, 2015), 1 PRCE Fr. ANR project (2016), 1 JCJC Fr. ANR SIMI 3 project (2012), 1 JCJC Fr. ANR SIMI 3 project (2013)
  • Editorial board member: MDPI Journal of Imaging
  • Reviewer in international journals: Computer Vision and Image Understanding (9), Pattern Recognition Letters (7), IET Image Processing (5), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (4), Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision (4), IET Computer Vision (4), Pattern Recognition (3), MDPI Sensors (3), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (3), IEEE Access (2), Machine Vision and Applications (2), Nature Scientific Reports (1), Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (1), IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (1), Physica Medica (1), Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (1), Clinical Biochemistry (1), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (1), Real-time Image Processing (1), Expert Systems with Applications (1), Results in Mathematics (1), MDPI Symmetry (1), IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (1), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (1), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (1), IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (1), Discrete Applied Mathematics (1), X-Ray Science and Technology (1), Computer Science Journal (1), Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (1), The Computer Journal (1), Geoscience and Remote Sensing (1), Frontiers of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering (1), Annals of Telecommunications (1), Recent Patents on Computer Science (1), Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering (1).
  • Reviewer in international conferences: ICIP 2021 (5), DGMM 2021 (1, 2 as lead reviewer, PC member), RRPR 2020 (1, PC member), IPTA 2020 (1), ICPR 2020 (1), ICIP 2020 (6), ipaMCA 2019 (2, PC member), AIIPCC 2019 (1), IPTA 2019 (3), ICIP 2019 (6), ISMM 2019 (2), DGCI 2019 (2), ICIP 2018 (6), ICPRAI 2018 (1), DGCI 2017 (1), ICIP 2017 (10), ICIP 2016 (11), CTIC 2016 (2), DGCI 2016 (3), ICCV 2015 (2), MICCAI 2015 (1), IPTA 2015 (3), SBMI 2015 (2, PC member), ICIP 2015 (11), ICIP 2014 (5), EUSIPCO 2014 (1), DGCI 2014 (1), MAED 2014 (PC member), GBR 2013 (2, member of PC), IPTA 2010 (1), IROS 2010 (1), ICPR 2010 (4), DGCI 2008 (1), etc.
  • Member of PhD defenses: Sirine Ammar, MIA, La Rochelle (reviewer), Francisco J.A. Padilla, CReSTIC, Reims (reviewer), Allan F.F. Alves, UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil (reviewer), Pierre Willaume, ICube, Strasbourg (examiner), Kristina Lindayova, CBA, Uppsala, Sweden (jury member), Matthieu Rogez, LIRIS, Lyon (examiner).
  • Member of mid-term PhD committees (CST): Jiqing Huang, CREATIS, Lyon, Sarah Bertrand, LIRIS, Lyon, Arnaud Fournel, EMC, Lyon.
  • Organizing activities
    • Chair of conference session in IPTA 2020, Paris, France.
    • Co-organizer of Advances in variational image processing special session in IPTA 2020, Paris, France.
    • Chair of conference session in ICPR/RRPR workshop 2016, México.
    • Co-organizer of Defuzzification: When discrete geometry meets fuzzy geometry special session in IPTA 2015, Orléans, France.
    • Chair of conference session in VISAPP 2014, Portugal.
    • Co-organizer of RFIA 2016 («Reconnaissance de Formes et Intelligence Artificielle»), Clermont-Ferrand, France.
    • Co-organizer of BMC (Background Models Challenge) workshop in ACCV 2012, Daejeon, Korea.
    • Co-organizer of VISAGES («Vidéo-surveillance Intelligente: Systèmes et AlGorithmes») workshop in RFIA 2012, Lyon.
    • Chair of conference session in VISAPP 2011, Portugal.
    • Co-organizer of VISAGES workshop in RFIA 2010, Caën.
    • Co-organizer of JED 2008 («Journée Entreprises-Doctorants») in Lyon.
    • Co-organizer of DGCI 2008 (Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery) in Lyon.