Digital Business Analyst at Fujitsu
Ph.D. in Computer Science from Mines ParisTech
Industrial Engineer in Computer Science (Ing./M.Sc.) from ISIB
Digital Business Analyst, Ph.D. in Computer Science
Currently, I am Digital Business Analyst at Fujitsu (BE). Prior to that, I have been working as a Scientific Software Engineer at CISTIB/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), and Business Analyst at FIS (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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It was my pleasure to first meet François back in 2007-2008, on the occasion of the EU project 3D Anatomical Human. We coincided in many project meetings and workshops through the following years, and even spend some time visiting him and his lab in May 2010, at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis. I would like to emphasize that François always showed a very collaborative and constructive attitude towards work and during our meetings. He was an easy going researcher, that helps communication being fluid and efficient. He likes professionalism and good work being done and excelled in his research. In particular, I could see some of his work related to medical imaging and I really enjoyed both his work and presenting skills. Despite we didn't coincide on our specific research topics at that time, I should say that I would be pleased to work with him or collaborate once again in the future. Moreover, François is a very nice and respectful person to deal with, and I highly recommend François to anyone looking for such a nice combination of professional and personal values.
We were in the same research group with Francois while working for our doctoral degrees at INRIA Sophia Antipolis. I had the chance to interact with him on a daily basis during this time. I find Francois to be a brilliant individual who is strong in both technical and social skills, which is a rare combination. In his research, he devised advanced algorithms for analyzing medical images and implemented them in a professional fashion. He was involved in interdisciplinary EU projects where he had to work with other engineers on algorithmic problems and also communicate results to medical doctors. His unique talent set allowed him to handle both of these situations very easily. Francois is also a great colleague who helps building a collegial work environment. He is helpful to others and very respectful. Overall, it was a pleasure to spend my doctoral years in the same environment with Francois.
François and I worked in the Asclepios research team in INRIA. Back then, François was a Ph.D. student and I was a research engineer. We were both working on biomedical image analysis with application to medicine and biology to assist prevention, diagnosis and therapy. François worked on a very challenging topic during his Ph.D. and did an amazing work. I had the chance to collaborate with him on several occasions. He demonstrated that he is very skilled, both in mathematics and programming (C++/Python). He was able to quickly assimilate, use and develop advanced scientific concepts. For short, he was an excellent Ph.D. student. He was also very appreciated by other team members for his interpersonal skills. François is indeed an excellent colleague, very friendly, open-minded, always smiling and super funny. I strongly recommend François both as an engineer and as a colleague, and I hope I'll have the opportunity to work with him again.
François and I are both working at FIS Belgium within the CBK team, I as Head of Development for EMEA Delivery Center and François as Business Analyst in charge of customer-specific software delivery management. We had and still have the opportunity to work together for some common projects and customers, whether for the analysis and documentation of new CBK implementations, or for the analysis, support and testing of new enhancements. It is a pleasure to work with François, who is not only always eager to help and put the extra effort to do what needs to be done (especially at time of new software releases), but also fun to work with.
It was a pleasure to work with Francois in Inspiralia within the framework of the European project APIFRESH. Francois did an excellent job as scientific leader of the project; taking care of challenging technical and scientific subjects. He not only achieved spectacular results but also had time to write first class publications. Francois was always hard worker and compromised with his work. His deep technical knowledge, practical mind, combined with long expertise in a wide number of subjects, has appointed Francois as one of our best scientific leaders. His honesty and friendship are also values to be highlighted.
I would like to recommend Francois Chung . We have been working together in the EU project 3D Anatomical Human I was coordinating. Francois was a great scientific collaborator in this project. He has worked intensively with my PhD students, particularly Jerome Schmitt, on the modelling of the hip. The collaboration has led to several publications together. He was a great scientist. A pity that this interdisciplinary project stopped after 4 years... I wish Francois all the best. Regards Nadia Magnenat Thalmann Founder and Director of MIRALab University of Geneva. email@example.com
François Chung est une personne enthousiaste et dynamique. J'ai pu collaborer avec lui sur la mise en oeuvre de formations dans le domaine de l'énergie. Il comprend rapidement et est doté d'un esprit de synthèse,. C'est très agréable de travailler avec lui. Il met les personnes à l'aise et entre facilement en contact.
I was a colleague of Francois for just under 2 years in the technical department of Inspiralia in Madrid. During that time, Francois demonstrated exceptional technical skills in his area of soft computing and mathematical modelling (evidenced by the publication of the results of one of his projects in a respected scientific journal). He was also a colleague with strong social skills and the ability to get on with everyone. I have never written a recommendation for anyone else on Linkedin and don´t intend to but in the case of Francois he would be an asset to any organisation that was lucky enough to employ him.
I had the luck to work with François in the project MySPine at CISTIB, where he was a software engineer and I was a biomedical researcher. He was a fount of information about C++ and full of new ideas to try out. But, what I miss the most about François is his positive attitude towards his work and to know that he would do his utmost to help you with any problem you have.
I met François when I was doing my PhD in VicoRob group (University in Girona) as we worked in the same lab. He is a very nice person, easy to talk with, that helps to create a good working team. Despite we work in different topics, he was always ready to help the colleagues when needed. A good friend inside and outside the working environment.
Francois is an extremely disciplined and self motivated individual. His attention to detail and ability to create and maintain business relationships are his key strengths. Francois has developed extensive business acumen within the Fleet and Leasing industries, far beyond his years of experience. During our years of working together I found Francois to be a very dependable and trustworthy Consultant. He would be an asset to any organisation and his energetic approach and strong consulting skills would benefit any business project.
I met François during the Marie Curie European Project "3D Anatomical Human" (3DAH). We shared particular interest in medical image segmentation and anatomical modeling. As a result, we collaborated together on medical image processing approaches which were using simplex meshes and most importantly advanced prior knowledge. In particular, François developed an expertise in intensity-based prior knowledge. The result of the collaborator was a shared publication and a series of personalized anatomical models of the lower limb built from MR images. Besides his strong experience in programming and medical image analysis, François is an amazing co-worker, and if I would have the chance again I will work with him without any hesitation, Oh by the way he is also a great drummer : )
I had the pleasure to work alongside François for two years at Inspiralia in Madrid. François is passionate about the field of programming, artificial intelligence and mathematical modelling. He brings a set of technical skills which allow him to deliver high quality work, and communicate it effectively. On top of that, François possesses great social skills and speaks several foreign languages at native-like level, making him a superb candidate to integrate international and multidisciplinary teams. I cannot but endorse him.
When Francois enters the door of your office, he might look like a regular applicant. Wake up, he is so much more than that! This guy can discuss his cutting-edge scientific project over lunch and be so enthusiastic about it that you immediately start working with him forgetting about your coffee. And God knows coffee is sacred. Meticulous and dedicated when it comes to work. Socially aware and friendly when it comes to beer. We shared a great deal of scientific insights, inspirational ideas and pizzas while working hard towards our PhDs. Get him in your team and enjoy!
We worked together as consultants for a software product. This product was and is continuously evolving, and as such the knowledge of the consultants is put to the test all the time. I know François as being always inquisitive and eager to learn so as to improve in his job. Also in conversation it was always amable.
I met François while working on my master thesis at the University of Girona. We were both members of the Underwater Vision and Robotics lab from the ViCOROB research group. It was a pleasure to work with François, who is proactive, result oriented, fun to work with and always ready to put all his energy and time to get the job done. This is evidenced by the fact that the VICOROB-UdG team, in which he developed a program for the real-time tracking of underwater objects, won the SAUC-E 2006 competition.
Working with Francois on a customer implementation project was a very positive experience. Francois was involved in the same implementation project as I was and we worked closely together on a requirements gathering phase to determine the best business process for our customer. Francois works very precise and has a healthy view on the approach for business process analysis. His eagerness to learn, analytical skills and linguistic diversity give Francois a valuable combination of abilities to work a complex and international environment.
My Curriculum Vitae
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.)
- CSS Cascading Style Sheets
- CT Computed Tomography
- CVS Concurrent Versions System
- GDB The GNU Debugger
- GIMIAS Graphical Interface for Medical Image Analysis and Simulation
- ITK The Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit
- LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
- MR Magnetic Resonance
- PHP Hypertext Preprocessor
- 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
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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- C Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic
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- F Finland, France
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- H Hungary
- I Ireland, Italy
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- R Romania, Russia
- S Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
- T Thailand, Turkey
- U Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
- V Vatican City