François Chung, Ph.D.
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).
- 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)
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Functional AnalystZetes, 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.
Digital Business AnalystFujitsu, 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.
Business AnalystFIS, 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.
Consultant in Software ImplementationSofico, 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.
Consultant in Energy EfficiencyE²=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.
R&D EngineerInspiralia/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.
Scientific Software EngineerCISTIB, 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.
Ph.D. CandidateAsclepios, 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.
Team MemberViCOROB, 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.
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.
Mines ParisTechÉcole des Mines de Paris, France
Ph.D. in Computer Science (Image Processing)
UdGUniversitat de Girona, Spain
Ph.D. courses in Computer Vision and Robotics
ISIBInstitut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles, Belgium
Industrial Engineer in Computer Science (Ing.)
Master in Industrial Engineer Sciences (M.Sc.)
Data science specialization
Covid-19: epidemiology and contact tracing
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies
Neural networks and deep learning
Accounting and finance for IT professionals
Project planning and management
Learning how to learn
Introduction to operations management
Sustainability in practice
Global sustainable energy
- 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
List of my publications
Combler le fossé quantique, aujourd’hui magazine article
DataNews, 2, p. 5, 2020.
De kwantumkloof dichten, vandaag de dag magazine article
DataNews, 2, p. 5, 2020.
Une politique énergétique belge à multi-niveaux magazine article
Mines Revue des Ingénieurs, 499, pp. 27-29, 2018.
Éditions universitaires européennes (EUE), Saarbrücken, 2017, ISBN: 978-3841677907.
Automated pollen identification using microscopic imaging and texture analysis academic journal article
Micron, 68 (0), pp. 36-46, 2015, ISSN: 0968-4328.
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.
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.
Inspiralia, Madrid, 2013.
Automatic pollen grain and exine segmentation from microscope images technical report
Inspiralia, Madrid, 2012.
VPH 2012: Virtual Physiological Human - Integrative approaches to computational biomedicine, London, 2012.
De l'imagerie médicale à la médecine du futur magazine article
Mines Revue des Ingénieurs, 458, pp. 53-56, 2012.
L'Ing., 17, pp. 10-12, 2012.
Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Saarbrücken, 2011, ISBN: 978-3844322095.
The Visual Computer (TVC), 27 (2), pp. 141-151, 2011, ISSN: 0178-2789.
Doctoral thesis (Ph.D. Thesis), Mines ParisTech, Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ICTINEU AUV takes the challenge technical report
Universitat de Girona (UdG), Girona, 2006.
Master’s thesis (M.Sc. Thesis), Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles (ISIB), 2005.
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