Jean-Marie Favreau
Bâtiment F, bureau F204
Campus Universitaire des Cézeaux - LIMOS
1 rue de la Chebarde
TSA 60125
CS 60026
63178 Aubière Cedex - France
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I am an Associate Professor (maître de conférences) at Université Clermont Auvergne, and part of the thème G4, Axe MAAD of LIMOS (UMR 6158). I recently started a common project (ACTIVmap) with IGN on tactile maps for visually impaired people.

I defended my PhD thesis on October 22nd, 2009 at LIMOS (Clermont-Ferrand, France) with Vincent Barra. The subject of my PhD was “Tools for tiling surfaces”. See also the illustrations page. I spent one year as post-doctoral research associate at the IMATI - CNR (Genova, Italy). I was recruted in September 2010 as maître de conférences at the Université d'Auvergne, and my first assignment was at the ISIT (UMR 6284 UdA – CNRS).

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  • Keywords: unfolding, cutting, tilling, topology, geometry, expert knowledge modelization.
  • Applicative contexts: medical imaging, computer graphics, 3D printing, visual impaired people, geomatic.

During my PhD thesis thesis in 2006-2009, I focused on questions of cutting and tiling surfaces, integrating topological, geometrical and combinatorial constraints on the tiles. During these years, I designed algorithms using edge-based paths. I explored various applications, from medical imaging to computer graphics.

During my post-doc, I worked with the IMATI members on tiling/segmentation methods on surfaces, mainly using scalar functions and algorithms using piecewise-linear paths. I was also interested on working with semantic descriptors and/or expert knowledge to work on automatic labelling and/or classification.

Since September 2011, I am associate professor at ISIT. I joint first the ALCoV team, and I was focusing my work on medical imaging contexts, especially on pre-operative images like MRI, with the aim to extract surfaces from the voxel description, integrating expert knowledge, topological and geometrical constraints.

I am now of the thème DSI, Axe MAAD of LIMOS (UMR 6158), working on geometry processing, and I am working on the generation of tactile maps for visually impaired people.

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  • Gauthier Fillières-Riveau, Vincent Barra, Jean-Marie Favreau, Guillaume Touya Enrichissement d'orthophotographie par des données OpenStreetMap pour l'apprentissage machine. In SAGEO. CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Nov/2019). web bibtex
  • Guillaume Touya, Sidonie Christophe, Jean-Marie Favreau, Amine Ben Rhaiem Automatic derivation of on-demand tactile maps for visually impaired people: first experiments and research agenda. International Journal of Cartography 5 (1) pp. 67-91. Taylor & Francis. (2019). doi web bibtex
  • T. Dietenbeck, F. Torkhani, A. Othmani, M. Attene, Favreau J.-M. Multi-layer Ontologies for Integrated 3D Shape Segmentation and Annotation. In Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Management. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. (2016). bibtex
  • T. Dietenbeck, A. Othmani, M. Attene, Favreau J.-M. A Framework for Mesh Segmentation and Annotation using Ontologies. In Extraction et gestion des connaissances (EGC'2015), Actes, 27 au 30 janvier 2015, Luxembourg. (2015). bibtex
  • Alice Ahlem Othmani, Cansen Jiang, Nicolas Lomenie, Jean-Marie Favreau, Alexandre Piboule, Lew FC Lew Yan Voon A novel Computer-Aided Tree Species Identification method based on Burst Wind Segmentation of 3D bark textures. Machine Vision and Applications pp. 1–16. Springer. (2015). bibtex

See all my publications, or grouped by topic.

I was radio presenter in a french radio show named science alors !, and I made a couple of columns about mathematics (in french).

I'm currently producing a serie of three creative sound radio shows (Interface, in french) about technical practice in a research activity.

I'm one of the speakers at the Clermont'ech API hours:

I've created a small tool to facilitate search in scientific articles, with a common search form for multiple search engines: