• Research Director (Emeritus) at INRIA in the Sophia Antipolis  Méditerranée Research Center.  I have created and directed the NeuroMathComp Laboratory, a joint scientific venture between INRIA and the JAD Laboratory at the UCA until December 31st, 2015. I am now a member of the Cronos  group in Sophia Antipolis.
  • How to contact me: olivier dot faugeras at inria dot fr
  • In 2011 I started with Stephen Coombes the Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience (JMN) published by Springer, an Open Access journal under the  Golden model (authors pay for publishing).  The  journal will cease  publication in December 2021 but will remain fully searchable via the SpringerOpen website. Since I was  unhappy with the  Golden model   I decided to start another Open Access purely electronic journal under the Diamond model (neither the readers nor the authors pay). The new journal is called Mathematical Neuroscience and Applications (MNA) and its webpage is hosted by the non-profit organisation Episciences
  • I am currenlly the Editor in Chief of MNA: see the video
  • Current work, related interests:
    • Mathematical  and computational neuroscience: bifurcation theory, stochastic calculus, integro-differential equations
    • Modelling of biological and machine visual perception
  • Recent presentations:
    • Tutorial at ICMNS 2016: slides
    • Talk at ICMNS 2017: slides
    • Talk at ICMNS 2018: slides
    • Plenary talk at ICMNS 2021: slides
    • Webinar for Pathways to the 2023 IHP thematic program "Random Processes in the Brain:pathways from experimental data to Math and back": slides
  • Former EC funded Project:
    • BrainScaleS (supported by the European Union seventh Framework Programme): understanding function and interaction of multiple spatial and temporal scales in brain information processing. This is a follow-up to the FACETS project.
    • NerVi (ERC advanced grant): develop a formal model of information representation and processing in the part of the neocortex that is mostly concerned with visual information.
    • Mathemacs (supported by the European Union seventh Framework Programme): develop a mathematical theory of complex multilevel systems and their dynamics.
    • HBP (European Flagship): Theoretical insights from mathematics can make a valuable contribution to many different areas of HBP research, from modelling of low-level biological processes, to the analysis of large-scale patterns of brain activity and the formalisation of new paradigms of computation. I am a partner within SP4 (Theory).
  • Selected awards:
    • In 2008 I received at the ECCV the Koenderink  prize for fundamental contributions in Computer Vision
    • In 2014 I received the Okawa foundation prize  " for pioneering contributions for computer vision and for computational neuroscience": slides of my acceptance speech at the University of Tokyo
    • In December 2015 I 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 my speech.

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