Olivier FAUGERAS is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, France (1971). He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah (1976) and a Doctorate of Science in Mathematics from Paris VI University (1981).
He is currently a Senior Scientist
("Directeur de Recherche" in French) at INRIA
(Mathematics, Informatics), where he leads the
NeuroMathComp project team, joint scientific venture
between INRIA, the ENS (Computer Science Department), and
the JAD Laboratory (Mathematics) at Nice Sophia Antipolis
He has published extensively in archival
Journals, International Conferences, has contributed
chapters to many books and is the author of "Artificial
3-D Vision" published in 1993 by MIT Press and, with
Quang-Tuan Luong and Théo Papadopoulo, of "The Geometry of
Multiple Images" which appeared in March 2001, also at MIT
Press. He has co-edited with Nikos Paragios and Yunmei
Chen "The Handbook of Mathematical Models in Computer
Vision" published in 2005 by Springer. He was an adjunct
Professor from 1996 to 2001 in the Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science Department of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and a member of the AI Lab. He has
served as Associate Editor for IEEE PAMI from 1987 to 1990
and as co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of
Computer Vision from 1991 to 2004.
In 2011, together with Stephen Coombes from
the University of Nottingham, he started the Open Access Journal
of Mathematical Neuroscience (JMN) published by
In April 1989 he received the "Institut de France - Fondation Fiat" award from the French Academy of Sciences for his work in Vision and Robotics. In July 1998 he received the "France Telecom" award from the French Academy of Sciences for his work on Computer Vision and Geometry.
In November 1998 he was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences and was in 2000 one of the founding members of the French Academy of Technology. Olivier Faugeras has contributed to start the companies Noesis and RealViz and is a member of the World Technology Network.
In July 2008 he was awarded by the European
Research Council (ERC) an advanced grant entitled "From
single neurons to visual perception" dealing with the
mathematical foundations of neuroscience.
In December 2015 he received at ICCV15 the PAMI Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given to researchers in Computer Vision who have made major contributions to the field over their career and who have influenced the field in an extraordinary way. Click here for his speech.