Mohamed Cheriet
Full Professor - Synchromedia Director
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Pattern recognition, mathematical modeling for image processing, machine learning, document analysis and recognition, Intelligent handwriting recognition, information retrieval, and perception

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Computational intelligence, Image processing and understanding tools as a service, SOA based collaborative platforms in telepresence, resource and network virtualization, GHG emissions reduction strategies for ICT

MOHAMED CHERIET received the B.Sc. CE (Bab Ezzouar University, Algiers), DEA and Doctorate of University of Paris 6 (Paris 6, France).

As a scientist and educator, Prof. Cheriet has taken an active role in publishing technical papers and authoring books. He has published 70 international journal papers and 135 international conference papers, and has delivered 17 invited talks. In addition, he has authored and published 6 books on pattern recognition, document image analysis and understanding, and computer vision. Among them, the book entitled Character Recognition Systems, a Textbook for Students and Practitioners, is highly acclaimed. Prof. Cheriet is also recognized for his activities in technical journal editorial writing, organizing and taking part in many conferences. He has contributed to the training of 65 high qualified personnel. He has also served as chair of the IEEE’s Montreal CIS Chapter.


Kim Khoa Nguyen
Professor- Synchromedia Vice-director
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Dr. Kim Khoa Nguyen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Quebec’s Ecole de Technologie Superieure – the largest engineering university in Canada. In the past, he worked for Alcatel Systems (Alcatel-Lucent) and a nationwide operator in Asia-Pacific, as well as for HyperChip in Montreal - the world’s pioneer in next-generation petabit router, and Inocybe Technologies. He was an architect and key developer of the GreenStar Network, the world’s first neutral-carbon network of green datacenters, funded by CANARIE, and led R&D in several research projects funded by Ericsson, Ciena, Varitron, and Inocybe, as well as Canadian government.
His expertise includes software-defined networking (SDN), network virtualization virtualization (NFV), Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data, datacenter architecture, high speed routing and switching, wireless networking, M2M communications and green ICT. He holds several industrial patents and has published more than 50 scientific papers in the field.

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Luc Duong
Assistant professor
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Navigation and image-guided procedures in the field of Cardiology and Orthopaedics.

Luc Duong completed a B.Eng. (1999) and Ph.D. (2007) degrees from École Polytechnique de Montréal.
He joined the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center in January 2000 as a software engineer and a research associate. He contributed to the design and development of navigation software to assist the surgical correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).

From May 2004 to August 2007, he focused on designing a classification system aimed to better guide the surgical treatment of AIS under the supervision of Prof. Farida Cheriet and Dr Hubert Labelle. M. Duong introduced machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to the study of spinal deformities. Moreover, he proposed a software methodology, jointly with the Scoliosis Research Society to design a new 3-D classification, better adapted to the study of spinal deformities.

From October 2007 to October 2008, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Interventional Imaging Departement of Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton NJ. The project was aimed towards image-guided navigation of Chronic Total Occlusions (CTO) in Cardiology. Under the supervision of Chenyang Xu, he developed an expertise in image guided procedures of coronary arteries. This project was jointly conducted in collaboration with the Erasmus MC ThoraxCentrum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

He is currently member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec since Januray 2000 and a IEEE member.


Stephane Coulombe
Full Professor
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Stéphane COULOMBE received the B.Eng. (École polytechnique de Montréal) Ph.D. in telecommunication of INRS-Télécommunications (Montréal).

Dr. Coulombe's research activities are in the field digital signal processing (images and video). Dr. Coulombe is especially interested in the study of systems and technologies related to multimedia adaptation (transcoding) for messaging, videoconferencing, streaming and Internet browsing applications.

Dr. Coulombe is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


Michel Kadoch
Full Professor
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Michel Kadoch is a full professor at Ecole de technologie supérieure ETS (Canada). He is a IEEE Senior member. He received PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia, Sir George William, Montréal, master degree in System Engineering at Carrleton University (Canada), MBA at McGill University (Canada, Montréal) and Bachlor degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia, Sir George William, Montréal.

Dr Kadoch is active in research mostly in performance analysis and network management and control in wired as well as wireless networks. He is the director of the research laboratory LAGRIT at ETS. He is also an adjunct professor at Concordia University (Canada). As the principal investigator, he has managed and participated actively in a research program on QoS for Multicast in high speed networks sponsored by Bell Canada and NSERC. He is presently working on Cross layer, and on Reliable multicast in wireless networks. Professor Kadoch has published many articles and is the author of a book « Protocoles et réseaux locaux » (Edition ETS). He has been involved for many years with the industry namely Teleglobe Canada, CAE, and Communication Canada. He has been a consultant with Bell South, BC Tell, Concert and British Telecom UK, on issues related to installation and optimization of SONET in telephone and data networks.


Rita Noumeir
Full Professor
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Rita Noumair is a professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Université du Québec. She has been actively involved with IHE since its inception.

As a member of the radiology IHE Planning Committee, Dr. Noumeir has been involved in establishing the broad direction and scope for the IHE demonstrations and in planning IHE workshops and other activities. She presented IHE at various international conferences and workshops.

As a member of the radiology IHE Technical Committee, Dr. Noumeir has participated in developing the IHE Integration Profiles that are detailed in the actual IHE Technical Framework.

Dr. Noumeir holds a Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from École Polytechnique, University of Montréal. She has written numerous articles on biomedical informatics. She has published and lectured extensively in software analysis and image processing and participated in launching the new software engineering program at ETS. Dr Noumeir has provided consulting services including architecture analysis, workflow analysis, technology assessment and image processing for several software and medical companies.


Maarouf Saad
Full Professor
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Maarouf Saad is a professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Université du Québec since 1987. He was Director of this depatrment from 2004 to 2008.

Dr Saad received the B.Eng. and the Master degrees in electrical engineering at École polytechnique de Montréal. He holds PhD degree in electrical engineering at McGill university, Montréal.

Dr. Saad's research activities are in the field of control, optimisation, robotic and tele-instrumentation for e-learning.


Tony Wong
Full Professor- Director of the Department of Automation Engineering
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Wong, Tony is a professor at the Department of Automated Manufacturing Engineering at École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Université du Québec. He is Director of this department.

Dr Wong received B.Eng. and M.Eng. in electrical engineering at École de technologie supérieure. He holds PhD degree in computer engineering at École polytechnique de Montréal.

Dr. Wong's research activities are in the field of Distributed processing and multi-objective evolutionary optimization.


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