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Laurent Najman
Born on the 24th of May, 1967 (40 years old)


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Employment experience 

Since 2007 A2SI Laboratory and Institut Gaspard Monge  - Paris
Computer Science and Image Processing
2002-2007 Associate professor
Computer Science and Image Processing

1998-2002 Océ Print Logic Technologies - Paris
Senior Scientist - Coach
Market: Digital Document Processing

Recruitment, training, animation and team leadership.
bulletBuilding of a R&D team dedicated to document image procesing.
bulletThree patents in three years.
bulletLobbying and partnership negociations involving several Océ subsidiaries (France, Netherlands, Germany and USA).
bulletManagement of technological transfer partnership (Universities, Engineering schools...)
bulletIn charge of public relations (conferences, publications, etc)
bulletChange management: methodologies for rapid prototyping and for automated testing.


1995-1998 ArSciMed (now Animation Science) - Paris - Boston - San Francisco
Director of Research & Development, member of the board
Market: computer graphics and scientific visualisation (fluid mechanics, optical computation)

Recruitment, training, animation and team leadership. 
bulletBuilding of a R & D team
bulletIn charge of product plans, jointly with Marketing.
bulletR&D team organization (12 p.)
bulletTechnical partnership negotiations (4M$) (Microsoft/Softimage, AutoDesk/Kinetix, PTC, IBM, Autoliv, ANVAR, CNC...)

bulletDevelopment of the " Particle System" technology, the basis for creating the ArSciMed products. 

bulletPrizes obtained : 
bulletEuropean Information Technology Prize 1997 awarded by the European Commission (Esprit programme) and by the European Council for Applied Science and Engineering. 
bulletHottest Products of the Year 1996 awarded by the Computer Graphics World journal. 
bulletTechnological Enterprise Award 1995, by the Ile-de-France Regional Council.


1991-1995 Thomson-CSF – Central Research Laboratory.- Paris
Research engineer

bulletContribution to the " Automatic identification air-air " project (automatic identification of airplane in-flight positions, 30 man-years, DGA/DRET) : study of infrared image segmentation.
bulletDevelopment of an Image Analysis SDK. This code is built-in to the " Saphir " software, a commercial product aimed at numerical geography.
bulletDevelopment of a software kernel aimed at face recognition.



2006 Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches: Computer Sciences. 
"Mathematical Morphology, dynamical systems and application to image processing". 
University Marne-la-Vallée.
1994 Science Ph.D.: Applied Mathematics. 
"Mathematical Morphology : From Images segmentation to Set-Valued Analysis". 
Received with the award panel’s special congratulations. University Paris-Dauphine.
1991 Engineering Degree from the Ecole des Mines de Paris (Control Theory Option).

Advanced (DEA) degree in Artificial Intelligence and Shape Recognition. University Paris-Dauphine.

1990 Master in Mathematical Engineering. Modelling and Scientific Computing Option. 
Magna cum Laude. – University Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6.

Master in Mathematics and Fundamental Applications. Majoring in Mechanics. 
Magna cum Laude. – University Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6.


Specific skills

bulletNumerous publications (IEEE PAMI, J. Math. Anal. & Appl., etc) 

bulletPatent applications.


bulletC, C++, Visual C++, OpenGL, X/Motif, lex/yacc, LISP, FORTRAN, tcltk 
bulletUML, eXtreme Programming
bulletSystem Administrator level under UNIX and Windows NT


bulletFrench mother tongue; fluent English.


bulletTeaching a Control Theory Training for the Ecole des Mines de Paris.
bulletAssociated researcher with the A2SI laboratory of the ESIEE engineering scholl.


Scientific life

bulletReviewer for international Journal and Conferences (IEEE PAMI, CVIU...)
bulletCo-organizer of ISMM 2005, the 7th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology
bulletMember of Organizing Comitee of CFD 2002, the first federative conference on document in French language
bulletMember of CIFED 2002 Program Comittee
bulletMember of Ph.D. Juries
bulletIEEE member


bulletIn charge of communication for the Ligue Ile-de-France d'aikido FFAB
bulletAikido professor (4th Dan, professeur diplômé d'état (BEES 1er degré)). Aikido is an oriental personal development method. 

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