I am a Professor at HEIG-VD, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland in Yverdon since 2003. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from EPFL (2003), and a Master in Computer Science from Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble-France (1998).
I have conducted several research projects and industry contracts in the field of Information Retrieval and Big Data Analytics. I am a member of the Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) group at the ICT Institute of HEIG-VD, whose main mission is the development of applied research projects on massive data analysis using machine learning and distributed computing.
I teach a number of courses in the Bachelor and the Master programs of the HES-SO, such as, Databases and Information Systems, Programming in SCALA, Information Retrieval Techniques, Data Management, Web Mining and Big Data Analytics.
In the past, I participated actively as a member of MPEG-7 standardization committee.