Computer scientist

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Irstea Irstea - Centre de Montpellier
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F-34196 Montpellier Cedex 5

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Born in 1958, I am married and the father of three children. I have been with Cemagref, now Irstea, the French agricultural and environmental engineering research institute, since 1984.
I worked for several years in the field of image analysis and data processing applied to the food industry. My current interests include knowledge induction and its cooperation with expert knowledge in order to design both interpretable (by a human expert) and accurate (from a numerical point of view) systems. Such fuzzy logic based systems can be used as decision support systems, for process simulation or control. I am involved in theoretical as well as applied developments, which are available in open source software.
This approach is now applied to spatial data, especially in the fields of Agronoomy or Environment. The methods under development aim to use approximate reasoning to handle the concept of management zone.
I benefited from two sabbatical periods. The first one was in 1997-1998 with Brigitte Charnomordic in the "Laboratoire d'analyse des systèmes et de biométrie" an INRA laboratory. The second one lasted from September 2002 to August 2003. I was hosted by Luis Magdalena in the "Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicacion", Madrid, Spain. Both have proven useful for scientific cooperation.



  • Recipient of the 2004 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper award for the paper "Designing fuzzy inference systems from data: An interpretability-oriented review", IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 9(3), 2001, pp. 426-443.
  • Hazaël Jones was the recipient of the best student paper award for:
    Hazael Jones, Didier Dubois, Serge Guillaume, and Brigitte Charnomordic. A practical inference method with several implicative gradual rules and a fuzzy input: one and two dimensions. In IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, pages 763-768. IEEE, July 2007.