Plenary Speakers

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 Dr. Abbas Cheddad, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Title: Image Processing in Cross-disciplinary Research

Bio: Abbas Cheddad is currently working as a senior lecturer at the department of computer science and engineering, the Blekinge Institute of Technology inSweden. Prior to this, he was a researcher at the Umeå University (Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine, Sweden) andthe KarolinskaInstitutet (Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stockholm). He obtained his PhD with a distinction award from the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at the University of Ulster, United Kingdom, in 2010. Dr. Cheddad’s research interests fall into the following interlinked topics:Computer vision, 3D reconstruction and Optical projection tomography, Steganography, Medical image analysis, Quantitative imaging bio-markers, Pattern localisation and recognition, Characterization and validation of imaging bio-markers, Evaluation of the association between image-based phenotypes and genomic biomarkers, algorithms for the computer-guided analysis of multi-dimensional microscopy-data sets, Computational support for tissue-related target/ biomarker discovery, development and analysis, and machine learning applications. Dr. Cheddad is the co-founderand one of theshareholders of HidInImage, a University spin-out company based in the UK. This initiative is trying to exploit our patented technology and encryption methods which enable the encryption and embedding of secret information (text or images) inside other multimedia files using Steganography techniques. Our award winning Steganography-based hiding solution plays a vital role in securing digital media content. HidInImage won the Hi-Tech category at the Belfast 25K Investment awards, 2009. As for professional memberships, Dr. Cheddad is a member of IEEE Society and IEEE Communication Society, the Swedish Society for Automated Image Analysis, the Swedish Bioimagingand the Swedish e.Science Research Centre (SERC). He is a frequent reviewer for major journals in the field such as: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Signal Processing and Signal Processing: Image Communication, to name a few. He has 2713 citations in total distributed unevenly among 24 Journal papers, 32 conference papers, a Book, a book chapter (invited) and 3 patents

 

Web: www.abbascheddad.net

Google Scholar Citations Profile: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=U2AJTh0AAAAJ&hl=fr

 

  

 

Dr. Yousri KessentiniDigital Research Center of Sfax (CRNS), Head of the DeepVision researchteam, Sfax,Tunisia

Title: Document analysis and recognition : The Deep Learning Era

Bio: Yousri Kessentinni is graduated in Computer Science engineering from the National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS) in 2003 and received his Ph.D. degree in the field of pattern recognition from the University of Rouen, France in 2009. He was postdoctoral researcher at ITESOFT company and LITIS laboratory from 2011 to 2013. Currently he is Assistant Professor at CRNS and the head of the DeepVision research team. His main research areas concern deep learning, document processing and recognition, data fusion, and computer vision. He is certified as an official instructor and ambassador from the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. He is the author and co-author of several papers and has been a reviewer for international conferences and journals. He is also member of several scientific associations including GRCE and IAPR.

 

Web: https://sites.google.com/site/yousrikessentini/

Google Scholar Citations Profile: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=UJDPx1IAAAAJ&hl=fr

 

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