Seminar: Matei Mancas, University of Mons

December 15, 12:00, AULA MAGNA
Overview of the research at the IT department of the University of Mons, Belgium

The talk will begin with a brief introduction to the university structure in the French-speaking Belgian community. Then, some classical research within the IT department will be described: speech recognition and synthesis and image processing. In a second part, some new trends 
in the research of the IT department are addressed (audio expressivity, multimedia retrieval, use of stereo cameras, computational attention)...
Finally, the NumediArt ( research project (which deals with digital arts putting together a lot of the department research) is presented. 

Matei Mancas holds an electrical engineering master degree from both ESIGETEL and the University of Orsay, Paris XI, France and a PhD degree from the Engineering faculty of the University of Mons, Belgium. His research is mainly focused on human visual attention modeling for computers and he is finishing a 3-months stay at the Alcor Lab at Sapienza University with Prof. F. Pirri.

Contact: Prof. Fiora Pirri (