IEEE EMBS Tunisia Chapter


Keynote Speaker

Nahla Ben Amor

Nahla Ben Amor


Célestin C. Kokonendji   

Célestin C. Kokonendji is full professor in Statistics and Probability at the Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Besançon of the Université de Franche-Comté since 2009. After Master’s Degree and PhD thesis at the Université Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, he obtained a position of assistant professor at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour. He teaches the (applied) mathematics and accepts numerous collective responsabilities.

His research interests do not stop evolving and concern, among others, Associate Kernel Methods (Discrete/Continuous/Mixed), Nonparametric Statistics, Bayesian Analysis, Models and Analysis of Over/Underdispersed Count Data, Environmental Statistics, Statistical Inference, Distribution Theory, Dispersion Models, Generalized Variance Functions, Monge-Ampère equation, Pseudo-Orthogonal Polynomials, Stochastic/Lévy Processes and Applied Stochastic Models.

C.C. Kokonendji is associate editor of various statistical and mathematical journals, has (co)-directed more than 10 PhD students and (co)-authored over 60 scientific articles.

Jean-Paul Haton

Jean-Paul Haton

Jean-Paul Haton, agrégé de l’Université (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud) and docteur d’Etat ès Sciences, is professor at Université Henri-Poincaré, Nancy 1 since 1974 (“exceptional level” since 1992). He teaches various aspects of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He heads at LORIA/INRIA the department of “Reconnaissance des Formes et Intelligence Artificielle” (Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence) which counts about 50 members.

His remain research area is since 30 years machine perception and cognition, from both theoretical and application perspectives: knowledge-based systems, stochastic models and neural networks, with application to automatic speech recognition, signal interpretation, and decision making.

J.P. Haton was director GDR-PRC “Man-Machine Communication” from 1982 to 1993 and Chaiman of the Project Committee of INRIA-Lorraine from 1987 to 1992. He heads the “Pôle Technologique Régional” IAE+M of the Lorraine Region, which gathers the research laboratories in computer science, automatics, electronics, electrotechnics and mathematics. J. P. Haton graduated from the National Institute for Defence (IHEDN, promotion 1993). He has published more than 250 books and papers, and he has directed or co-directed more than 80 PhD theses.



Khalid Daoudi

Khalid Daoudi received both the Master and the Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics from University Paris 9 Dauphine, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation was prepared at the Fractals Group of INRIA-Rocquencourt, France.

During 1997, he held a post-doctoral position at the Department of Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. From December 1997 to July 1999, he held a post-doctoral position at the Stochastic Systems Group (SSG) of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.

Since October 1999, he has a permanent position at INRIA within the Speech Group of INRIA-Lorraine. From October 2003 to February 2009, he was on leave at CNRS with the SAMOVA team of IRIT in Toulouse. Since March 2009, he is at INRIA-Bordeaux where he is the scientific co-responsible of the GEOSTAT team. His research interests include Statistical modeling and estimation, Machine learning, Multiscale signal/image processing, Speech processing and Pathological voice analysis (particularly neurodegenerative).


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