Chafik Kermad
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Senior Engineer Degree in Computer Science from INI, DEA in Computer Vision and Image Processing from INPG, PhD in Signal Processing and Telecommunication from University of Rennes I. 
I'm currently working on the Mediaworks project which aims at building a distributed audio-visual indexation system for TV broadcasters and video archives owners. I'm involved for writing the specifications of video data extraction and indexing/retrieval functionalities. I participate to the implementation task, and integration of algorithms devoted to the detection of video shots and progressive transitions, the camera motion characterization, the video shots summarization and face tracking (all of these modules are linked with MPEG decoders).
Research topics
  • Image Segmentation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Objects Modeling and Tracking 
  • Video Indexing
Recent publications
C. Kermad, K. Chehdi. Automatic image segmentation system through iterative edge-region cooperation, Image and Vision Computing, vol. 20, no. 8 , pp. 541-555, 2002. 

C. Kermad, C. Collewet, K. Chehdi. Apport de la sélection de primitives point à un suivi robuste, Actes du 13ème Congrès Francophone AFRIF-AFIA de Reconnaissance des Formes et Intelligence Artificielle, RFIA'2002, Angers, Jan. 2002. 

C. Kermad, K. Chehdi. Multi-bands image segmentation: scalar approach, Proceedings IEEE ICIP'2000, International Conference on Image Processing, Vancouver, Sept. 2000.