• CORESA 2021.November 2021: (from left to right) Maxime Chapuis, William Puech, Hugo Ruiz and Bianca Jansen Van Rensburg (and also Lara Bertojo) presented their work at CORESA 2021, Sophia Antipolis (France). The papers of Laura and Hugo were selected to be submitted in a long version in the international journal Signal Processing: Image Communication.
  • Younès Zegaoui successfully defended in his PhD thesis.October 2021: Younès Zegaoui successfully defended his PhD thesis on detection and loclization of urban objects in 3D LiDAR point clouds.
  • Better protection of marine megafauna through artificial intelligenceAugust 2021: Research focus on some Deep-Learning based methods applied to the protection of the marine megafauna (e.g. dugongs). See also this paper).
  • 2 books on multimedia securityJuly 2021: Publication of two books about multimedia security supervised by William Puech with chapters written by several members of the ICAR teams.
  • The ICAR research-team belongs to the network ''Tête-Cou'' (Face-Neck) which is one of the French rare-disease clincial research network.April 2021: The ICAR research-team belongs to the network Tête-Cou" (Face-Neck) which is one of the French rare-disease clinical research network.
  • Emmanuel Faure, William Puech and Vincent Creuze participated to science popularization events.March-June 2021: Emmanuel Faure, William Puech and Vincent Creuze participated to science popularization events (Bar des Sciences, Soirée'Cult) or resources (Zeste de Sciences).
  • Publication of a new poster which presents the ICAR Ph.D. students and their research topics.February 2021: Publication of a new poster which presents the ICAR Ph.D. students and their research topics.
  • It it the internship period for Master's students. 10 of them are currently supervised by members of the ICAR team.February 2021: It it the internship period for Master's students. 10 of them are currently supervised by members of the ICAR team.
  • Two Professors of Medicine, Guillaume Captier and Christian Herlin, join the ICAR team as associate researchers.January 2021: two Professors of Medicine, Guillaume Captier (left) and Christian Herlin (right), join the ICAR team as associate researchers.
  • ICAR joins the Montpellier node of France Bio Imaging, The French National Research Infrastructure for Biological Imaging.November 2020: ICAR joins the Montpellier node of France Bio Imaging, the national research infrastructure for biological imaging. Emmanuel Faure is Image Data Co-Officer.
  • Ahmad Zakaria successfully defended in his PhD thesis. November 2020: Ahmad Zakaria successfully defended his PhD thesis (by visioconference) on batch steganography and pooled steganalysis.
  • ICIP 2020 Top Reviewer Recognition for Marc Chaumont. October 2020: Pauline Puteaux successfully defended her PhD thesis on image processing and analysis in the encrypted domain.
  • ICIP 2020 Top Reviewer Recognition for Marc Chaumont. September 2020: ICIP 2020 Top Reviewer Recognition for Marc Chaumont.
  • Vincent Creuze's research work. September 2020: Vincent Creuze's research work on underwater robotics for preventive archeology is described in the ''CNRS News'' journal.
  • Jean-Daniel Taupiac successfully defended in his PhD thesis. July 2020: Jean-Daniel Taupiac successfully defended his PhD thesis (by visioconference) on the design of relevant learning environments in Virtual Reality.
  • PhD Thesis Award for Florentin Kucharczak. May 2020: PhD Thesis Award for Florentin Kucharczak by the French Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, the French Chapter of IEEE EMBS and AGBM.
  • April 2020: All the members of the ICAR research-team work from home. Research goes on. April 2020: Due to COVID-19 pandemy, all the members of the ICAR research-team work from home. Research goes on.
  • February 2020: Quentin Pentek successfully defended his Ph.D thesis on 3D map generation from an airborne multi-sensor system February 2020: Quentin Pentek successfully defended his PhD thesis on 3D map generation from an airborne multi-sensor system.
  • December 2019: Marion Morand successfully defended her Ph.D .thesis on analysis of 3D symmetry at LIRMM December 2019: Marion Morand successfully defended her PhD thesis on analysis of 3D symmetry.
  • December 2019 : Maxime Ferrera successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on automatic cartography for an underwater robot at LIRMM December 2019 : Maxime Ferrera successfully defended his PhD thesis on automatic cartography for an underwater robot.
  • Noura Faraj received the Vladimir Lorman Prize for the Best Poster Presentation of the 8th scientific days of the LabEx NUMEV. November 2019: Noura Faraj received the Vladimir Lorman Prize for the Best Poster Presentation of the 8th scientific days of the LabEx NUMEV.
  • November 2019: Mehdi Yedroudj successfully defended his Ph.D thesis November 2019: Mehdi Yedroudj successfully defended his PhD thesis on Deep Learning techniques for steganalysis.
  • November 2019: Florentin Kucharczak successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on nuclear medical imaging at LIRMM November 2019: Florentin Kucharczak successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on nuclear medical imaging.
  • November 2019: Sébastien Beugnon successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on 3D mesh security at LIRMM November 2019: Sébastien Beugnon successfully defended his PhD thesis on 3D mesh security.
  • November 2019: Sébastien Villon successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis on fish recognition and identification in underwater images November 2019: Sébastien Villon successfully defended his PhD Thesis on fish recognition and identification in underwater images.
  • October 2019: Christophe Fiorio gave a lecture at Polytech Montpellier on Mobile App Development in front of Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. October 2019: Christophe Fiorio gave a lecture at Polytech Montpellier on Mobile App Development in front of Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
  • William Puech presented ICAR results of the DEFALS challenge in Paris. Notice standing the ANR project manager Loïc Dubois who is a former ICAR Ph.D. student October 2019: William Puech (sitting at extreme left) presented ICAR results of the DEFALS challenge in Paris. Standing is Loïc Dubois, ANR project manager and former ICAR PhD student.
  • September 2019 : P. Tresson (at right) attended the international conference MMSP 2020 where he presented his paper September 2019 : Paul Tresson (at right) and Dominique Carval, Paul’s cosupervisor at CIRAD attended the international conference MMSP 2020.
  • Emmanuel Faure from ICAR team in Montpellier, France and collaborators published a paper in Nature Communications Sept 2019: William Puech and Pauline Puteaux presented a paper at ICIP 2019 in Taipei (Taiwan). Congratulations to Pauline who won the Three Minute Thesis Presentation Award.
  • ICAR team members : scanning of anatomical structures for the Vesale 3D project (Virtual dissection) supported by Muse and involving Guillaume Captier (Professor of Anatomy with CHU Montpellier and ICAR associate researcher), Noura Faraj and Gérard Subsol (third from right). September 2019: 3D surface scanning of anatomical structures (Muse project VESALE 3D). Guillaume Captier (extreme left), Gérard Subsol, Marion Morand (resp. third and second from right).
  • The ICAR research team wish you nice summer holidays. July 2019: The ICAR research team wishes you nice summer holidays !
  • ICAR team members : Younès Zegaoui presents his Ph.D. work about Deep Learning and 3D point cloud at the « Big Data » workshop organized at LIRMM. June 2019: Younès Zegaoui presented his PhD work about Deep Learning and 3D point cloud at the « Big Data » workshop organized at LIRMM.
  • Emmanuel Faure from ICAR team in Montpellier, France and collaborators published a paper in Nature Communications June 2019: Emmanuel Faure and collaborators published a paper in Nature Communications: interactive online morphological browser to explore complex multi-scale data.
  • ICAR team members from Montpellier France were at the Nordic Probabilistic School in Trondheim, Norway. June 2019: Ahmad Oulad Amara participated to the Nordic Probabilistic School in Trondheim, Norway.
  • Thesis of Alexandre Duhant in june 2019 June 2019: Alexandre Duhant successfully defended his PhD Thesis on Terahertz imagery.
  • ICAR team from LIRMM Lab, France are at ICASSP in 2019 May 2019: Sébastien Beugnon, Pauline Puteaux and William Puech attended the international conference IEEE ICASSP 2019.
  • Marc Chaumont from LIRMM (France) presenting ICAR team research applyed to AI for marine ecology with the MUSE Consortium at LIRMM Lab, France April 2019: Marc Chaumont presenting the ICAR team research in AI applied to marine ecology. Conference organized by the Sea & Coast Key Initiative of the MUSE Consortium.
  • Seasons Greetings for 2019 from Icar team at LIRMM, France March 2019: Jean-Daniel Taupiac attended the international IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces at Osaka, Japan and presented two papers.
  • Seasons Greetings for 2019 from Icar team at LIRMM, France Seasons Greetings for 2019 from all the ICAR team members at LIRMM, Univ. Montpellier, France.
  • W. Puech, P. Puteaux and I. Tkachenko attended the international conference IEEE WIFS 2018 in Hongkong December 2018: William Puech, Pauline Puteaux and Ioulia Tkachenko (now with University of Lyon) attended the international conference IEEE WIFS 2018.
  • Christophe Fiorio was bestowed the Knight's title in the Order of the Academic Palms December 2018: Christophe Fiorio was bestowed the Knight's title in the Order of the Academic Palms.
  • thesis of Lionel Pibre on Deep Learning and multi-source aerial imagery November 2018: Lionel Pibre successfully defended his PhD thesis on Deep Learning and multi-source aerial imagery.
  • séminaire Sécurité 22 novembre 2018 November 2018: Marc Chaumont, Vincent itier and William Puech presented their research at the Digital Security Workshop organized at LIRMM.
  • October 2018: Marc Chaumont presented a survey Deep Learning in Steganography and Steganalysis 
						since 2015 at the Image Signal & Security Mini-Workshop at Rennes (France) October 2018: Marc Chaumont presented a survey "Deep Learning in Steganography and Steganalysis since 2015" at the Image Signal & Security Mini-Workshop at Rennes (France).
  •  paper 'Persistence Atlas for Critical Point Variability in Ensembles' co-authored by 
						Noura Farajl October 2018: Paper 'Persistence Atlas for Critical Point Variability in Ensembles' co-authored by Noura Faraj is presented at the IEEE VIS 2018 conference.
  • Reconstruction d'un modèle géométrique à partir d'un maillage 3D issu d'un scanner surfacique October 2018: Silvère Gauthier successfully defended his PhD thesis on 3D retrodeformation.

ICAR : Image & Interaction

The ICAR team brings together researchers from the Robotics and Computer Science departments around the research topic of "image" and more generally visual data. The team is currently composed of 11 permanent research members from University of Montpellier, CNRS and CHU Montpellier, but also counts among its close collaborators researchers in remote sensing from the TETIS laboratory or in agronomy modelling from CIRAD.

The ICAR team develops research themes associating interaction and processing of visual data such as 2D, 3D, multi-spectral (nD) images, videos or nD+t image sequences and 3D objects whether in the form of 3D meshes or parametric modelling.

The team is structured according to 4 research themes :
Analysis & Processing
Multimedia Security
Modelling & Visualisation
Artificial Intelligence for Visual Data


Our tools

Load your image, apply a choice of algorithms, visualise and download the resulting image.

Analysis and Processing

Vision omnidirectionnelle. Reconstruction d'images de tomographie d'émission, d'images superrésolues. Estimation statistique. Imagerie hyperspectrale et satellitaire.

Multimédia Security

Crypto-compression of images and videos. Watermarking and steganalysis.

Modelisation and Visualisation

Extraction d'informations pertinentes. Représentation des données avec formulations synthétiques génériques