Professeur - Awarded and member 2011-16 of the Institut universitaire de France for outstanding research (IUF *)

Short bio

    Herve' GLOTIN is professor of Computer Science at the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and Univ. of Toulon (UTLN) since 2010, in the Systems and Information Sciences CNRS lab. (LSIS). He is leading the DYNI team on stochastic multimodal information retrieval. He received in 2001 his PhD 'Robust adaptive multi-stream automatic speech recognition using voicing and localization cues' from Inst. of Perceptual Artificial Intelligence (IDIAP-CH) and Inst. of Spoken Communication Grenoble (INPG-FR). He got his master in artificial intelligence from Paris Sorbonne and INPG, during which he initiated a model of vocalic system evolution and emergence of a phonetic code in a society of communicating agents using evolutionary learning, which has been extended by others. In 2000 he was expert at Johns Hopkins CSLP lab. with IBM human language team where he co-designed the Via-Voice audiovisual Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition system. From 2001 to 2003 he was CNRS Research Engineer in stochastic semantics (Toulouse). Then he became associate Pr. at UTLN. His habilitation thesis deals with cognitive models for image and sound large scale classification. His research today deals with multimodal information retrieval including video and scaled acoustic biodiversity. He is since 10 years the general chair of ERMITES summer school / workshop on advanced multimodal information retrieval. He was the general chair of the ICML2013 Atlanta, NIPS2013 Nevada and ICML2014 Beijing workshops on machine learning for bioacoustics, where he organised the first bird song classification challenges (100 species). He is currently co-pi of the Bird LifeCLEF challenges (500 species in 2014, 1000 in 2015, and 2000 in 2016). He is the general chair of the Environmental Acoustic Data mining workshop at Int. Conf. Data Mining (ICDM) 2015 USA. He initiated in 2012 and heads the CNRS Big Data project on Scaled Acoustic Biodiversity (http://sabiod.org), involving several expert teams in machine learning, signal processing and bioacoustics. He is co-author of more than 100 of internat. refereed articles, and of a patent (USA, EU) on real-time bioacoustic indexing. His research interests include Information Retrieval, Signal Processing, Scene Understanding (vision, audition, bioacoustics), Cognitive Systems and Machine Learning. He regularly serves on numerous scientific review in internat. journals (PLOS One, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, MTAP, IEEE Trans Sensors...) and conferences. Herve' is an awarded member of the IUF for outstanding research in automatic scene analysis. Web : http://glotin.univ-tln.fr
    Link to Johns Hopkins CSLP lab with IBM human language team in audiovisual Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition
    Link to ERMITES
    Selected for the NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Dynamics of Speech Production and Perception OTAN & ISCA grants, summer 2002.
  • Head of the SABIOD projec since 2012
  • Head of the DYNI research team since 2008
  • Elected at the Administration Concil of the university of Toulon (2015-19)
  • Vice director of the Sciences Research and Formation Unit (UFRST) of USTV 2011-14
  • Elected at the concil of UFRST 2010-14
  • President of the research commission of the UFRST 2010-15
  • Elected at the LSIS lab. concil 2010-14
  • CRCT 50% in 2006, délégation CNRS 50% in 2010-2011
  • Professeur des universités depuis 2010 (HDR 2007, qualification 2008)
  • PES 2011-..., 2009-12 (Rank A by nat. comm.) ; PEDR 2005-08
  • Director of the computer science departement at USTV 2003-2006.
  • Member of the computer science selection committee USTV 2004-2009, member of Pr. computer science selecting commission USTV 2011 and 2012.
  • President of InCognito science association 1996-1997
  • Co-fonder of Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée (AFCP) - member of its admin concil (www.afcp-parole.org) 2000-2002, 2002-2004,2004-2006 (trésorier).

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    Last update : janv. 2015

    * What is IUF ? (extracted from IUF web site) : The mission of the Institut universitaire de France is to promote the development of an high quality university research, and to strengthen interdisciplinary projects... The junior and senior members are selected by two separated international juries, since they must be composed by at least 40 per cent foreign scientists. So, it ensures a constant renewal and no one among the laureates can be co-opted...The evaluations of the juries are based on the scientific work (innovation, interdisciplinary projects, international reputation, prizes and awards, and the ability of the applicant in leading a team, in developing a project and the quality of this project)...IUF member status represents in total two per cent of the number of teaching-searchers working in the French universities.
contact : glotin@univ-tln.fr