François Chung, Ph.D.

About me

François Chung, Ph.D.
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Currently, I am Functional Analyst at Zetes (BE). Prior to that, I have been working as a Scientific Software Engineer at CISTIB from UPF (ES), R&D Engineer in Intelligent Systems at Inspiralia (ES), Consultant in Energy Efficiency at E²=MC (BE), Consultant in Software Implementation at Sofico (BE), Business Analyst at FIS (BE), and Digital Business Analyst at Fujitsu (BE).

Since January 2011, I am Ph.D. in Computer Science from Mines ParisTech (FR). My Ph.D. was done at Asclepios, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (FR). My thesis mainly deals with the analysis of medical images and took place within the framework of the EU Marie Curie project 3D Anatomical Human (3DAH).

Before starting my Ph.D., I took courses in computer vision and robotics at ViCOROB, UdG (ES). In 2005, I graduated Industrial Engineer in Computer Science (Ing./M.Sc.) from ISIB (BE).

Acronyms

  • CISTIB Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (ES)
  • FIS Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (US)
  • INRIA Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (FR)
  • ISIB Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles (BE)
  • UdG Universitat de Girona (ES)
  • UPF Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ES)
  • ViCOROB Visió per Computador i Robòtica (ES)

My professional experience

Artificial Intelligence

Financial Services

Fleet Management

Energy Efficiency

Image Processing

Medical Imaging

Where I work

Where I worked

Where I studied

Positions I held

Business Analyst

Consultant

R&D Engineer

Software Engineer

My diplomas

Ph.D.

Ing./M.Sc.

For whom I work (and worked)

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Fujitsu
FIS
Sofico
E² = MC
Inspiralia
UPF
Inria

Where I studied

Inria
Mines ParisTech
UdG
ISIB

Fun Facts

Years Abroad

8

Spoken Languages

5

Publications

22

Visited Countries

50

Resume

My Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

Since 2020

Functional Analyst

Zetes, Belgium

Functional analysis within the People ID division, which integrates secure people authentication solutions based on biometric, AFIS and smart card technologies, in the areas of people registration, secure document production and personalization, data centralization and electronic voting.

Main tasks: Combining the roles of Product Owner, Analyst and Scrum Master; Co-authoring products and services roadmap; Managing the product backlog; Collaborating with business owners, testers and developers; Facilitating discussion, decision making and conflict resolution.

2019-2020

Digital Business Analyst

Fujitsu, Belgium

Business consultancy and business development support within the Digital Business Solutions (DBS) department, which covers artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), data analytics and quantum-inspired computing.

Main tasks: Gathering and analyzing business requirements from the customer; Supporting technical analysis to translate requirements into technical specifications; Creating functional deliverables according to business requirements; Managing transition and handover to the customer.

Related projects: Trends debate: technology and privacy; Digital Annealer.

2016-2018

Business Analyst

FIS, Belgium

Business analysis, project coordination and product implementation of digital platforms that handle payments, disputed transactions and transactional services between a company, its partners and its customers.

Main tasks: Meeting the client to discuss its business needs; Project coordination during the software implementation phase; Installation and configuration of the solution within the client’s environment; Product presentation, user training and post project support.

Related projects: Visa Claims Resolution; CBK software.

2015-2016

Consultant in Software Implementation

Sofico, Belgium

Implementation of Miles, which is a flexible end-to-end software for automotive finance, leasing, fleet and mobility management, after the analysis of the client’s requirements and their translation into a configuration solution.

Main tasks: Business consulting (e.g. functional analysis and reporting); Participation in the technical aspects of the implementation (e.g. batch processing, interface, security, data mapping, testing); Budget determination for configuration and migration; Participation in pre-sales and commercial activities.

Related projects: VWFS México; Miles software.

2013-2015

Consultant in Energy Efficiency

E²=MC, Belgium

Implementation of energy efficiency policies aimed at improving the rational use of energy and the energy performance of buildings (e.g. improvement of the thermal insulation and both heating and lighting systems).

Main tasks: Project management (e.g. supervision of subcontracted work, writing and management of both technical and activity reports); Analysis of energy efficiency-related works (e.g. using technical, energetic and economic criteria so as to determine their relevance and rank them according to their energy efficiency).

Related projects: Brufodebat; UREBA Exceptionnel.

2012-2013

R&D Engineer

Inspiralia/Pera, Spain

Design, proposal and implementation of industrial projects based on intelligent systems (e.g. pattern recognition, data analysis, image processing and artificial intelligence) for the benefit of SMEs in European consortiums.

Main tasks: Participation in the data acquisition; Implementation of state-of-the-art algorithms; Prototype creation based on Matlab and C++ in a Windows environment; Supervision of subcontracted work; Writing of both technical reports and scientific publications.

Related project: APIFRESH.

2011-2012

Scientific Software Engineer

CISTIB, UPF, Spain

Participation in the development of GIMIAS, which is a workflow-oriented software framework whose objective is the fast prototyping of applications for solving advanced biomedical image computing and simulation problems.

Main tasks: Programming within the team using SVN; C++ plugin development in a Windows environment; Use of open source libraries (e.g. VTK, ITK, wxWidgets); Software optimization to speed up computation time.

Related project: GIMIAS framework.

2007-2010

Ph.D. Candidate

Asclepios, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in the EU Marie Curie project 3D Anatomical Human (3DAH). Main research topics include liver segmentation in CT images, bone segmentation in MR images and unsupervised clustering.

Main tasks: Programming within the team using CVS and SVN; State-of-the-art algorithm prototyping in Matlab; Software development in a Linux environment; Use of open source libraries (e.g. VTK, ITK, STL); Bash scripting; Code parallelization.

Related projects: 3D Anatomical Human; Multimodal prior; 3D reconstruction; Musculoskeletal simulation.

2006

Team Member

ViCOROB, UdG, Spain

Participation in the SAUC-E robotics competition within the VICOROB-UdG team, which won the 2006 edition in London. Development of a program based on image processing for the real-time tracking of underwater objects.

Main tasks: Real-time tracking of underwater objects using image processing; Programming in C in an embedded environment; Algorithm optimization to speed up computation time so as to reach real-time image processing (25 frames per second).

Related project: SAUC-E competition.

2005

Intern

EASI, Belgium

Implementation of a centralized supervision system, which consists in detecting failures from various infrastructures on the network (e.g. servers, printers and workstations) and in generating alarms in a software interface.

Main tasks: Installation and deployment of a supervision system in a multi-platform environment (e.g. Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/400); Plugin development using both Shell and Perl scripts; Creation of a multi-user mode based on LDAP authentication.

Related project: Centralized supervision.

Education

2007-2010

Mines ParisTech

École des Mines de Paris, France

Ph.D. in Computer Science (Image Processing)

2005-2007

UdG

Universitat de Girona, Spain

Ph.D. courses in Computer Vision and Robotics

2001-2005

ISIB

Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles, Belgium

Industrial Engineer in Computer Science (Ing.)
Master in Industrial Engineer Sciences (M.Sc.)

Languages

French

English

Spanish

Dutch

Catalan

Technical skills & Certifications

C++, Java, Matlab, Tcl/Tk, Python, R
LaTeX, Microsoft Office, Open Office
Linux, Microsoft Windows
XHTML, PHP, CSS5, Javascript
MySQL, Oracle, DB2, Blockchain
Power BI, Hadoop, Spark
Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google GCP
PRINCE2, ITIL, Scrum, Jira
Design Thinking, Digital Marketing
Gimp, Inkscape, GDB, Valgrind

Professional trainings

Acronyms

  • AFIS Automated Fingerprint Identification System
  • AWS Amazon Web Services
  • CSS Cascading Style Sheets
  • CT Computed Tomography
  • CVS Concurrent Versions System
  • GCP Google Cloud Platform
  • GDB The GNU Debugger
  • GIMIAS Graphical Interface for Medical Image Analysis and Simulation
  • ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library
  • ITK The Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit
  • LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
  • MR Magnetic Resonance
  • PHP Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PRINCE2 PRojects IN Controlled Environments
  • SAUC-E Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge – Europe
  • SMEs Small and Medium Enterprises
  • STL Standard Template Library
  • Tcl/Tk Tool Command Language/Tool Kit
  • SVN Apache Subversion
  • VTK The Visualization Toolkit
  • XHTML Extensible Hypertext Markup Language

Portfolio

Overview of some of my work and experience
Digital Annealer
Digital Annealer
Projects
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies
Trainings
Mines 2018 – Magazine article
Mines 2018 – Magazine article
Publications
PRINCE2 Foundation
PRINCE2 Foundation
Trainings
Neural networks and deep learning
Neural networks and deep learning
Trainings
CBK software
CBK software
Projects
Certified first response
Certified first response
Trainings
EUE 2017 – Book
EUE 2017 – Book
Publications
Project planning and management
Project planning and management
Trainings
Requirements engineering
Requirements engineering
Trainings
VWFS México
VWFS México
Projects
Introduction to Scrum
Introduction to Scrum
Trainings
Miles software
Miles software
Projects
Sustainability in practice
Sustainability in practice
Trainings
COMPAG 2015 – Academic journal article
COMPAG 2015 – Academic journal article
Publications
Global sustainable energy
Global sustainable energy
Trainings
Brufodebat
Brufodebat
Projects
APIFRESH
APIFRESH
Projects
CVIU 2013 – Academic journal article
CVIU 2013 – Academic journal article
Publications
GIMIAS framework
GIMIAS framework
Projects
Mines 2012 – Magazine article
Mines 2012 – Magazine article
Publications
LAP 2011 – Book
LAP 2011 – Book
Publications
Ph.D. Thesis 2011 – Doctoral thesis
Ph.D. Thesis 2011 – Doctoral thesis
Publications
3D Anatomical Human
3D Anatomical Human
Projects
MICCAI 2009 – Conference proceeding
MICCAI 2009 – Conference proceeding
Publications
ORASIS 2009 – Conference proceeding
ORASIS 2009 – Conference proceeding
Publications
SAUC-E competition
SAUC-E competition
Projects

Bibliography

List of my publications

2020

1.

François Chung

Combler le fossé quantique, aujourd’hui magazine article

DataNews, 2, p. 5, 2020.

2.

François Chung

De kwantumkloof dichten, vandaag de dag magazine article

DataNews, 2, p. 5, 2020.

2018

3.

François Chung

Une politique énergétique belge à multi-niveaux magazine article

Mines Revue des Ingénieurs, 499, pp. 27-29, 2018.

2017

4.

François Chung; Tomás Rodríguez

Multi-focal Image Segmentation, Classification and Authentication: A General Framework applied on Microscope Pollen Images book

Éditions universitaires européennes (EUE), Saarbrücken, 2017, ISBN: 978-3841677907.

2015

5.

Víctor J Marcos; Rodrigo Nava; Gabriel Cristóbal; Rafael Redondo; Boris Escalante-Ramírez; Gloria Bueno; Óscar Déniz; Amelia González-Porto; Cristina Pardo; François Chung; Tomás Rodríguez

Automated pollen identification using microscopic imaging and texture analysis academic journal article

Micron, 68 (0), pp. 36-46, 2015, ISSN: 0968-4328.

6.

Rafael Redondo; Gloria Bueno; François Chung; Rodrigo Nava; Víctor J Marcos; Gabriel Cristóbal; Tomás Rodríguez; Amelia González-Porto; Cristina Pardo; Óscar Déniz; Boris Escalante-Ramírez

Pollen segmentation and feature evaluation for automatic classification in bright-field microscopy academic journal article

Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (COMPAG), 110 (0), pp. 56–69, 2015, ISSN: 0168-1699.

2013

7.

François Chung; Hervé Delingette

Regional appearance modeling based on the clustering of intensity profiles academic journal article

Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 117 (6), pp. 705-717, 2013, ISSN: 1077-3142.

8.

François Chung; Tomás Rodríguez

A general framework for multi-focal image classification and authentication: Application to microscope pollen images technical report

Inspiralia, Madrid, 2013.

2012

9.

François Chung; Tomás Rodríguez

Automatic pollen grain and exine segmentation from microscope images technical report

Inspiralia, Madrid, 2012.

10.

Yves Martelli; Tristan Whitmarsh; Ludovic Humbert; François Chung; Luis M Río del Barquero; Silvana Di Gregorio; Luigi Carotenuto; Alejandro F Frangi

A software framework for 3D reconstruction and fracture risk assessment of the proximal femur from dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry conference proceeding

VPH 2012: Virtual Physiological Human - Integrative approaches to computational biomedicine, London, 2012.

11.

François Chung

De l'imagerie médicale à la médecine du futur magazine article

Mines Revue des Ingénieurs, 458, pp. 53-56, 2012.

12.

François Chung

L'imagerie médicale: Un domaine d'ingénieurie et de recherche au service de la société magazine article

L'Ing., 17, pp. 10-12, 2012.

2011

13.

François Chung

Regional appearance modeling for model-based image segmentation: Methodological approaches to improve the accuracy of model-based image segmentation book

Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Saarbrücken, 2011, ISBN: 978-3844322095.

14.

François Chung; Jérôme Schmid; Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann; Hervé Delingette

Comparison of statistical models performance in case of segmentation using a small amount of training datasets academic journal article

The Visual Computer (TVC), 27 (2), pp. 141-151, 2011, ISSN: 0178-2789.

15.

François Chung

Regional appearance modeling for deformable model-based image segmentation doctoral thesis

Doctoral thesis (Ph.D. Thesis), Mines ParisTech, Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées, 2011.

2009

16.

François Chung; Hervé Delingette

Multimodal prior appearance models based on regional clustering of intensity profiles conference proceeding

MICCAI 2009: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5762), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, London, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-642-04270-6.

17.

Tobias Heimann; François Chung; Hans Lamecker; Hervé Delingette

Subject-specific ligament models: Towards real-time simulation of the knee joint conference proceeding

CBM 2009: Computational Biomechanics for Medicine IV, Springer New York, London, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4419-5873-0.

18.

François Chung; Jérôme Schmid; Olivier Clatz; Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann; Hervé Delingette

Reconstruction 3D des structures anatomiques des membres inférieurs conference proceeding

ORASIS'09: Congrès des jeunes chercheurs en vision par ordinateur, Association Française pour la Reconnaissance et l'Interprétation des Formes (AFRIF), Trégastel, 2009.

19.

Jérôme Schmid; Anders Sandholm; François Chung; Daniel Thalmann; Hervé Delingette; Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann

Musculoskeletal simulation model generation from MRI datasets and motion capture data book chapter

Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann; Jian J Zhang; David D Feng (Ed.): Recent Advances in the 3D Physiological Human (3DPH), pp. 3-19, Springer-Verlag, London, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-84882-565-9.

2006

20.

Emili Hernàndez; Pere Ridao; Marc Carreras; David Ribas; Narcís Palomeras; Andres El-Fakdi; François Chung; Toni Almohaya; Xavier Ribas; Guillermo García de Marina; Joan Massich; Natàlia Hurtós

ICTINEU AUV, un robot per a competir conference proceeding

CCIA 2006: Congrés Català d'Intel.ligència Artificial, Associació Catalana d’Intel.ligència Artificial (ACIA), Perpignan, 2006.

21.

David Ribas; Narcís Palomeras; Xavier Ribas; Guillermo García de Marina; Emili Hernàndez; François Chung; Natàlia Hurtós; Joan Massich; Toni Almohaya; Josep Vila

ICTINEU AUV takes the challenge technical report

Universitat de Girona (UdG), Girona, 2006.

2005

22.

François Chung; Jonathan Lousse

Supervision centralisée d'infrastructures distantes en réseaux avec gestion des alarmes et notification des alertes master's thesis

Master’s thesis (M.Sc. Thesis), Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles (ISIB), 2005.

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Visited countries

List of visited countries

  • A Andorra, Austria
  • B Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria
  • C Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic
  • D Denmark
  • E Estonia
  • F Finland, France
  • G Germany, Greece
  • H Hungary
  • I Ireland, Italy
  • J Jordan
  • L Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
  • M Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco
  • N Netherlands, Northern Cyprus, Norway
  • P Poland, Portugal
  • R Romania, Russia
  • S Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  • T Thailand, Turkey
  • U Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
  • V Vatican City

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