François Chung, Ph.D.

About me

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).

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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


R&D Engineer

Software Engineer

My diplomas



For whom I work (and worked)
E² = MC

Where I studied

Mines ParisTech

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Years Abroad


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Visited Countries


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Summer trainings 2023

Summer trainings 2023

Red Cross training, Belgium (2023). This series of summer training courses, which are divided between face-to-face and virtual sessions, is a learning opportunity offered by the Red Cross to all of its members during the summer. Although these trainings are not necessarily related to a particular activity, they are intended to be useful not only within the activities of the Red Cross, but also in the private lives of its members.

Benevolent management

Main subjects:

  • Well-being, letting go, circle of influence;
  • Including people and listening in decisions;
  • Recognizing skills, gaps and difficulties;
  • Bringing the teams to the highest of their potential;
  • Delegating: objective, feedback and rules of the game;
  • Emotional management;
  • Tips for a benevolent management;
  • Fact-based feedback;
  • Collaborative governance: vision, mission and values.

Providing feedback

Main subjects:

  • How to establish effective communication;
  • White flag: positive, named, and introduced intention;
  • Nurturing positive feedback;
  • Karpman's Drama Triangle;
  • Johari window;
  • Feedback: positive, constructive, absolute and factual;
  • The mechanisms of communication;
  • The 4 Toltec Agreements;
  • The Insights Discovery method;
  • Feedback techniques: SBI/SCI, FAIR, DESC, OSBD.

Miro workshop

Main subjects:

  • Miro as a collaborative platform;
  • Structure: team, project, board, frame;
  • Miro template library;
  • Preparing for an online meeting;
  • Collaborative work by sharing boards.


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Storytelling and influencing

Storytelling and influencing

Coursera training, MOOC (2023). The ability to effectively communicate and persuade others is a key leadership skill. Traditional common-sense models of communication and persuasion often fail to capture the complex nature of ‘influencing’. This online training from Macquarie University (AU) aims to develop our capacity to communicate appropriately in different situational and cultural contexts, making us influential leaders.

Week 1: The necessary art of persuasion

Main topics:

  • Persuasive communication;
  • Assessing human behavior;
  • Decision making;
  • Questioning for unconscious values.

Week 2: Telling your story

Main topics:

  • Information processing and recalling stories;
  • Storytellers;
  • The importance of storytelling;
  • Structuring stories.

Week 3: Connecting with people

Main topics:

  • The art and science of building rapport;
  • Relationships only happen with rapport;
  • The matching exercise;
  • Mehrabian's communication model;
  • Making your meeting matter.

Week 4: Talk the talk

Main topics:

  • Group influence and impression management;
  • The three questions to influence;
  • The need to lead;
  • The questions that get real answers.

Week 5: Painful truth

Main topics:

  • Looking for win-win;
  • The nature of objections;
  • Convincing quickly.

Week 6: Winning over hearts and minds

Main topics:

  • Pitching as a persuasion process;
  • Perfect pitch preparation;
  • The secret structure;
  • The reason people ask questions.


ODSC APAC Conference 2023

ODSC APAC Conference 2023

ODSC Conference, online (2023). We have reached an inflection point in both the artificial intelligence (AI) industry and society at large, and the APAC region is at the epicenter of this change. This is why the Open Data Science Conference Asia-Pacific (ODSC APAC) is gathering leading experts from across the globe to share knowledge, tools and techniques in the latest data science and AI trends, such as large language models (LLMs), data analytics, machine learning and responsible AI.

Day 1

Main topics:

  • The AI revolution;
  • Spatial data in the cloud;
  • Generative AI landscape;
  • AI in HR functions;
  • Generative AI and law.

Day 2

Main topics:

  • The generative AI (GenAI) frontier;
  • Responsible AI in practice;
  • Building a GenAI app;
  • Generative AI in education;
  • LLMs are not necessarily GenAI.


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Neural networks and deep learning (Coursera training)

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Replacing jobs with AI, bad idea?

Replacing jobs with AI, bad idea?

Reddit post & Popularity

Chung, François [u/fchung]. “Would it really be so bad if AI took our jobs?.” Reddit, 05 Feb 2023,





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Smith, Serena. “Would it really be so bad if AI took our jobs?.” Dazed, 16 Jan 2023,

The rise of the ChatGPT chatbot has sparked pressing questions about automation and the future of work. In a world where artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, the question of whether it would be a good or bad thing for machines to take our jobs is becoming increasingly relevant. On the one hand, some argue that the rise of automation could lead to a fully automated utopia, where machines do all the work and humans are free to pursue leisure and creativity. On the other hand, others argue that the widespread loss of jobs linked to automation could have disastrous consequences for society.


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ISO 9001 & ISO 27001

ISO 9001 & ISO 27001

Advisera training, MOOC (2022). These 2 online courses provide all of the key information needed to know about both ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 27001 (information security) standards, including the requirements, best practices for compliance and how to implement them for any type of business. These courses are made for beginners with no prior knowledge in quality management, information security and ISO standards.

ISO 9001: Quality management

Main topics:

  • Introduction to ISO 9001;
  • The planning phase;
  • Operations;
  • The Check and Act phases.

ISO 27001: Information security

Main topics:

  • Introduction to ISO 27001;
  • The planning phase;
  • Risk management;
  • The Do phase;
  • The Check and Act phases.