Current Projects
DYNI research group [PI]
Scaled Acoustic BIOD CNRS [PI]
BOMBYX multimodal ocean survey [PI]
Older Projects
Chair of Int. Workshops
Summer Schools on Multimodal Information Retrieval ERMITES
ICML ulb 2014
NIPS 4b 2013
ICML 4b 2013
Contest Campaigns
1st @ automatic fish classification LifeClef 2014 challenge (in MTPA journ.)
1st @ automatic plant classification ImageClef 2012 challenge
2nd/6 on recall precision criteria on violent scene detection in Hollywood movies at Affect Event MediaEval 2011
Scaled Acoustic Biodiversity [SABIOD], 1st at Multiple Whale Passive Acoustic Tracking challenge
4th/11 @ Visual Concept Detection ImageClef 2008 (after Xerox, RWTH, LIP6)
3th/24 with AVEIR run @ Photo Retrieval Diversity ImageClef 2009 (after XEROX, DCU)
5th/13 @ Visual Concept Detection ICPR2010 ImageClef (after CVSSPret, ISIS, IJS, PTECH, MMIS)
High Level Features detection @ TREC VIDEO 2008-09 (IRIM project)
L2 Math-Info Graph Theory
Master-Information Theory formulae
Master SIS - lessons in Content Based Information Retreival
Former Phd Students
S. Tollari (2003-2006)
N. Ben Aloui (2006-2009 PhD)
S. Fraihat (2007-2010)
A. Zidouni (2007-2010)
F. Benard (2007-2011+)
P. Marchart (dec. 2009-dec. 2012)
R. Abeille (nov. 2010-dec 2013)
Y. Doh (nov. 2011-dec. 2014)
M. Bartcus (dec. 2012-oct.2015)
Current Phd Students
C. Rabouy (dec. 2012-dec.2015)
PostDoc assistants
Z. Q. Zhao (2007-2009) Now Assoc. Pr @ Hong Kong univ
E. Dumont (2009)
X. Halkias (2011-14) Now Patent expert @ New-York
A. Mishchenko (2012-14) SATT, Cyberio
L. Alecu (2014-16) Sycie FUI
Engineer assistants.
J. Ricard with Sermicro
P.-H. Joalland Phrase RAPID
AFCP (Assoc. Franc Comm. Parlee)
Master Sciences de L'information & Systemes
Master Dev. et Appl. Plateformes Mobiles

Hervé GLOTIN (Pr.)

Awarded & member 2011-16 of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF *) for outstanding research.
Systems and Information Sciences Lab LSIS CNRS 7296
Univ. de Toulon, BP20132-83957 La Garde CEDEX-France glotin (at)

Head of Scaled Acoustic Biodiversity SABIOD Big Data CNRS Project


Participations to Phd or HDR Juries (2006-15)

My bibliography (Google Scholar)

Multimodal Scene Understanding Bioacoustics Speech Cognitive Systems


ANR SPID project on acoustic drone detection and tracking [Co-Pi] 2015-16 with SNCF, GIGN, French Air Force

(summary, What SPID aims to avoid ?)

Data Mining for Environmental Passive Monitoring wkp - joint to ICDM - USA nov 2015 [general chair]

I'm invited Pr. at Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria university, whole summer 2015, to design advanced passive submarine acoustic algorithms to survey cetacean and boat trafic.

Our 'Hierarchical Diriclet Process Hidden Markov Model for Unsupervised Biocoustic Analysis' is published at IJCNN 2015.

Our Multimodal Submarine Buoy : BOMBYX : Bioacoustics, Fauna video recording and courantology 2011-19

Our new patent Glotin et al. on joint Dopler and Time delay of arrival combinatronics is accepted (following the Glotin et al. patent on TDOA combinatronics just published in USA).

Toulon university opens 1 year Ing. + half year post-doc on the Biodiversity Joint Acoustic Surveys project to develop advanced passive acoustic monitoring [Pi]

Congratulation to M. Lassek, Berlin, winner of our challenge of massive passive acoustic Bird Identification (1000 species, 20 % of the world species). Following our ICML2013, NIPS2013 and Life2014 bird challenges, this crasy challenge contained 33K sound files from Amazonia [co-Pi]

Int'l workshop / school on Advanced Multimodal Information Retrieval [ERMITES 10th], 'Big Data Sciences for Bioacoustic Environmental Survey', Avril 2015 [general chair] with P. Flandrin, G. Pavan,... video are being online.


Big Data ULearnBio ICML 2014 workshop CFP:'Unsupervised Learning from Bioacoustic Big Data' june 2014-Beijing [co-general chair]

ICML 2014 ULearnBio challenges, [co-Pi]

LifeCLEF 2014 BIG BIRD Identification challenge (14K audio records, 500 species mostly from Brazil): following our pionner ICML 2013 and NIPS 2013 challenges, this one has 5 times more species [co-Pi]

Neural Information Processing Scaled to Bioacoustics workshop (joint to NIPS) - Nevada 2013 (with Y. LeCun, S. Mallat, T.Artieres, O. Tchernichovski, X. Halkias) - Bird and Whale NIPS4B challenges [general chair]

Invited speaker @ "Cetacean echolocation & outer space neutrinos: ethology & physics interdisciplinary approach to underwater bioacoustics"

The Bioacoustic classification challenge @ ICML2013 [co general chair]

Machine Learning for Bioacoustics workshop (joint to ICML) Atlanta 2013 (with Y. LeCun NY univ., C. Clark & P. Dugan Cornell univ.) [general chair]

BIO Inspired Optimal Systems Symposium [general chair]

Invited discussant @ Institut Hautes Etudes Scientifiques IHES - Mathematical Models of Sound Analysis 2012

DYNI bioacoustic research at TV Thalassa magazine 2013

ONCET project for Pelagos cetacean sanctuary (excerpt FranceTV, also shown at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco 2/13

Invited talk @ "Human dialects & animal communication, Common principles & differences" workshop


"Cooperative Sparse Representation in Two Opposite Directions for Semi-supervised Image Annotation" IEEE Trans Image Proces. 2012 DOI 10.1109/TIP.2012.2197631

Editor of "Soundscape Semiotics - Localisation and Categorisation"

FranceTV interview on bioacoutics, April 2012 (60Mo)

"Indexing and querying segmented web pages: the BlockWeb Model" in World Wide Web journal, Vol. 14 2011 10.1007/s11280-011-0124-6

"Stochastic Low-Rank Kernel Learning for Regression" @ ICML 2011

Current Projects

ANR 'SPID' project: acoustic drone detection and tracking - starts 1st june - SNCF and EDF [Co-Pi]

SYCIE : Multimodal Maritime Multi-Drone Mission Optimisation (+Prolexia, IFREMER, DCNS, FUI project) 2013-2017 [Co-Pi]

Scaled Acoustic Biodiversity Interdisplinary Big Data CNRS (+Museum Histoires Naturelles de Paris, University P. & M. Curie, Orsay, CNPS, GipsaLab, Pavia univ. IT., Cornell Univ USA, Victoria univ CA.,...) 2012-2017 [Pi]

Multimodal Submarine DataMining : BOMBYX : Joint Bioacoustics, Fauna video recording and courantology - 2011-19

We run a bioacoustic experiment in Groenland with TARA

PHRASE : Augmented Reality and Autonomous Perception (+Inst. Science Mouvement, Prolexia, DGA RAPID project), 2012-2015 [Co Pi]

Research Interests

Habilitation thesis: "Recherche d'Information et Perception Robustes pour une Multi-Structuration Audio-Video-Lego a l'echelle", 2007. Jury : Gallinari P., Jauffret C. , Barhen J., Bengio S., Merialdo B., Scholl M., Le Maitre J.

PhD thesis: "Elaboration et comparaison de systemes adaptatifs multi-flux de reconnaissance robuste de la parole : incorporation des indices de voisement et de localisation", 2001 PDF (10Mo for acroread) PS.GZ (7Mo).

Former projects

ANR COGNILEGO: from Pixels to Semantics (+Neurobiology LNIA lab, A2IA OCR world leader), 2011-2014 [Pi]

ANR ANCL, Learning to read 2008-2010 [Co Pi]
ANR AVEIR, Web Image Auto-Annotation 2007-2009 [Co Pi]
Other in vision: ACI TCAN and ANR ANCL (2005-2009) on neurocomputationnel reading
Other in speech recognition: audiovisual VIA VOICE with IBM (2001), Cost 249, ESPRIT : RESPITE and SPHEAR

PhD students

  • sept 2003 - oct 2006, (+J. Le Maitre) PhD codir of S. Tollari : 'Indexation et recherche d'images par fusion d'information textuelles et visuelles' (USTV grant) Now Assoc. Pr. LIP6 Paris 6.
  • fev 2006 - janv 2009 (+O. Papini) PhD codir of N. Ben Aloui : 'Biometrie multimodale par parametrisation et fusion qualitatives' (CIFRE DCNS grant). Now ing. researcher @ DCNS.
  • fev 2007 - mars 2010 PhD dir of S. Fraihat : 'Representation parcimonieuse temps-frequence de la parole' (LSIS grant). Now Asso. Pr. Fac. of Inf. Technol., AL-Ahliyya Amman Univ., Amman, Jordan.
  • oct 2007 - 2011: PhD dir of F. Caudal-Benard : 'Trajectographie temps-reel par acoustique passive et analyse des emissions de mammiferes marins' (REGION + Chrisar Software grant).
  • oct 2007 - dec 2010: PhD dir of A. Zidouni : 'Discriminant graphic model for sequence labeling : application to radiophonic named entity recognition' (Ministery grant).Now Ing. Reseacher @ ADSN Thales Services.
  • oct 2009 - dec 2012 (+L. Ralaivola) Phd codir P. Machart (Ministery grant): Coping with the Computational and Statistical Bipolar Nature of Machine Learning . Now post doc at IRISA Panama team
  • oct 2010 - sept 2013: (+P. Giraudet) PhD dir of R. Abeille (USTV grant): 'Multipulsed biosonar robust decomposition, application to whale authentification'
  • nov 2011 - dec 2014: (+J. Razik, O. Adam) PhD codir of Y. Doh: 'Bioacoustique robuste embarquee' (Region PACA)
  • nov 2012 - dec 2015: (+S. Paris) PhD dir of C. Rabouy: 'Hierarchical parsimonious classification applied to LIDAR, Sonar and emb. camera' (French Government Defence DGA grant)
  • dec 2012 - oct 2015: (+F. Chamroukhi) PhD dir of M. Bartcus (Ministery grant): 'Unsupervised Bayesian learning for large scale scene analysis'


Création de modules: Traitement automatique de la parole et applications Télécom (master 2008-15), Transcription de documents numériques (master 2008-12), Recherche d'information (master 2008-12), Biométrie / Bioacoutics (2003-07; 2013-17), RI dans documents audio-visuels (master 2008-15), Theorie de l'information (master 2008-12), Theorie des graphes (licence 2006-15), Data Sciences (formation Ing. CNAM 2016-), Traitement du Signal (formation CNAM 2016-). Certains modules sont dans les masters 'Sciences de l'Information et des Systemes' (SIS) et 'Developpement et Applications sur Plateformes Mobiles' MASTER DAPM.

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Journals: PlosOne, several IEEE Transactions, ASA, App. Acoustics, MTAP...
Workshops: ICDM, NIPS, ICML, EMR, Clef...


Last update : 09.2015

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