Pierre-Marc Jodoin

2500 Boul de l'Université
Sherbrooke, Qc, J1K 0A5
pierre-marc.jodoin [at] usherbrooke.ca
Tel: (1) 819-821-8000 x62025

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Personnal Info

I am a software engineer and full professor at the computer science department of the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. I specialize in medical imaging, video analytics, image processing, deep learning, and computer vision. In 2011, I co-founded a company called Imeka. Imeka develops software for the medical imaging community. I am also the co-director of the image processing and visualisation service at the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Sherbrooke (plateforme d'analyse et de visualisation d'images) and director of the research center for intelligent environments.

I founded some time ago the Videos & Images Theory and Analytics Laboratory (VITAL) . The lab activities are articulated around weekly webinars, lab meetings, reading groups and super cool coding Fridays, all of which in relation with machine learning and computer vision. For more info, please visit our website.

My VITAL-LAB git repo

Large datasets and challenges

I led the development of 4 major scientific datasets.

AC-DC (Automatic Cardiac Delineation Challenge)
March through September 2017
Dataset dedicated to the benchmarking of MRI cardiac segmentation software.

MIO-TCD (MIOvision Traffic Camera Dataset)
July 2017
Dataset dedicated to the localization and recogniton of vehicles in real traffic images.

July 2016
Dataset dedicated to the benchmarking of background estimation methods.

2012 & 2014
Dataset dedicated to the benchmarking of video-based change detection methods.

Work Experience

Full Professor
June 2016 – Present
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada

Associate Professor
June 2011 – June 2016
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada

Chief Scientific Officer (and co-founder)
August 2011 – Present
Imeka Solutions inc.

Assistant Professor
November 2007 – June 2011
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada

Adjunct Professor
January 2007 – November 2007
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada

Other Scientific and Academic Experiences

Co-Director of the Sherbrooke AI plateform
2018 –- --
Université de Sherbrooke (CHUS)

Co-Director of the image processing and visualisation service (PAVI)
March 2011 –- 2018
Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS)

Associate Editor - IEEE transactions on image processing
March 2013 - July 2017

Director of the research center for intelligent environments (CREI)
April 2012 -– June 2016
Université de Sherbrooke

Guest Editor - Pattern Recognition (Elsevier)
March 2013 - December 2015
Special issue on change detection

Guest Editor - Signal Processing (Elsevier)
October 2013 - February 2015
Special issue on Signal Processing and Learning Methods for 3D Semantic Analysis


Ph.D (Computer vision)
2002 – 2007
Under the supervision of Max Mignotte
Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle
Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Ms.C (Computer graphics)
2000 – 2002
Under the supervision of Victor Ostromoukhov
Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle
Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Bs.C (Computer engineering)
1995 – 2000
Département de génie électrique et de génie informatique (GEGI)
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Certificat (1 year Physics)
1994 – 1995
Département de Physique
Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Invited faculty

Xiamen University
September – December 2013
Xiamen, China
Video Analytics, Computer vision

Boston University
May – August 2007, May - July 2008, February 2014
Boston, MA, USA
Video Analytics

Université de Bourgogne
May – July 2009, May - July 2010, May 2013
Dijon, France
Video Analytics, medical imaging

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
June – August 2012
Magdeburg, Germany
Video Analytics

Other Info

Spoken langages :
French and English

Things I like do to :
Jogging, bicycling, making maple syrup, Kmabucha and soap, building stuff, and ... cutting dead trees with a chainsaw!
Image processing
Machine/Deep learning
Medical Imagning
Video analytics
Computer vision

University de Lyon, France
Université de Bourgogne, France
National Research Council of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Boston University
Université de Liège, Belgium
Xiamen University

Main collaborators
Maxime Descoteaux
Olivier Bernard
Alain Lalande
Martin Lepage
Janusz Konrad
Marc-Antoine Drouin
Hugo Larochelle
Song-Zhi Su
Shaozi Li

Students currently in my lab
Audrey Durand (Ph.D, international co-supervision with C.Lartizien, U-Lyon)
Youssef Skandarani (Ph.D, international co-supervision with A. Lalande, U-Bourgogne)
Kim Bach (Ph.D. co-supervision with C.Desrosiers and J.Dolz, ETS)
Antoine Théberge (Ms.C)
Jon L.Gorrono (Ph.D)
Philippe Poulin (Ph.D)
Charles Authier (Ms.C)
Nathan Painchaud (Ms.C)
Marco Antonio Armenta.Armenta (PostDoc)

Frédéric B. Charron (Ms.C)
Sarah Leclerc (Ph.D, international co-supervision with O. Bernard, U-Lyon)
Carl Lemaire (Ms.C)
Clement Zotti (Ms.C)
Zhiming Luo (Ph.D, co-supervision with S.Z Li)
Yi Wang (Ph.D)
Martin Cousineau (Ms.C)
Michael Bernier (Ms.C)
Mohammad Havaei (Ph.D)
Jorge Zavala-Bojorquez (Ph.D intern,co-supervision with A Lalande)
Sébastien Piérard (Ph.D intern, co-supervision with M.Van Droogenbroeck)
Caroline Presseau (Ms.C)
Guo-Rong Cai (Ph.D, co-supervision with S. Li)
Nil Goyette (Ms.C)
Julien Prémont (Ms.C)
Jean-Christophe Houde (Ms.C)
Anthony Adam-Duquette (Ms.C)
Pierre Clarot (Ms.C)
Yannick Bénézeth (Ph.D, co-supervision with C.Rosenberger )
Erhan Ermis (Ph.D, co-supervision with V.Saligrama )
Mike McHugh (Ms.C, co-supervision with J.Konrad )
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