About me

Hello!
My name is Sébastien Lefèvre, and I am currently a Full Professor in Computer Science at the University of South Brittany (Vannes Institute of Technology) since September 2010.
I founded the OBELIX group from IRISA laboratory, and led the group from 2013 to 2021 (Prof. Nicolas Courty is lead the group since March 2021).
I am also coordinating the GeoData Science track within the Erasmus Mundus Copernicus Master in Digital Earth.
My main research topics are image analysis/processing, pattern recognition and indexing, machine learning, deep learning and data mining with applications in remote sensing for Earth observation.


I am continuously seeking highly-motivated candidates with excellent academic profile and proven research skills to engage in a PhD or Postdoc. Please contact me by email if you believe you match these requirements and are interested in our topics! See open positions.



UBS IUT IRISA

Experience

Current positions

Short Vitae

  • since 2017. Promoted 1st class at the national level (CNU 27)
  • since 2010. Full Professor at the University of South Brittany
  • 2013-2021. Founder and Head of the OBELIX research team (IRISA, UBS/CNRS)
  • 2012-2016. Deputy Head of the Doctoral School SICMA
  • 2012-2013. Head of the UBS Computer Science Lab (Vannes site of IRISA)
  • 2009-2010. Invited scientist within INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique (TEXMEX team)
  • 2009. Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR) from University of Strasbourg
  • 2003-2010. Associate professor (Maître de Conférences) at the University of Strasbourg
  • 2002-2003. Assistant professor (ATER) at the University of Tours
  • 2002. Ph.D. degree at University of Tours, funded by ANRT & ATOS Origin, under the direction of Nicole Vincent
  • 1999. DEA in System Control, University of Technology of Compiègne, equivalent to a Master Degree in Computer Science and Engineering
  • 1999. Engineer diploma at UTC (University of Technology of Compiègne), Computer Engineering department, a French engineering school, equivalent to a Master Degree in Engineering

PhD Students

I am (or was) implied in the advising process of the following PhD thesis:
  • Erchan Aptoula, PhD in 2008, supervised with Christian Ronse
  • Sébastien Derivaux, PhD in 2009, supervised wit Jerzy Korczak and Cédric Wemmert
  • Benjamin Perret, PhD in 2010, supervised with Christophe Collet, Erik Slezak, and Vincent Mazet
  • Jonathan Weber, PhD in 2010, supervised with Pierre Gançarski
  • Petra Bosilj, PhD in 2016, supervised with Ewa Kijak
  • Romain Huet, PhD in 2017, supervised with Nicolas Courty
  • Yanwei Cui, PhD in 2017, supervised with Laetitia Chapel
  • Nicolas Audebert, PhD in 2018, supervised with Bertrand Le Saux (ONERA)
  • a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/çağlayan-tuna-984753a3">Çağlayan Tuna, PhD in 2020, supervised with François Merciol and Charlotte Pelletier
  • Florent Guiotte, PhD in 2021, supervised with Thomas Corpetti

  • Mathieu Laroze, (started in June 2016), supervised with Romain Dambreville, Chloé Friguet, and Ewa Kijak
  • Ahmed Samy Nassar, (started in September 2017), supervised with Jan Dirk Wegner (ETH Zurich)
  • Heng Zhang, (started in December 2018), supervised with Elisa Fromont
  • Javiera Castillo Navarro, (started in January 2019), supervised with Bertrand Le Saux and Alexandre Boulch (ONERA)
  • Manal Hamzaoui, (started in November 2019), supervised with Laetitia Chapel and Minh-Tan Pham
  • Iris De Gelis, (started in January 2020), supervised with Thomas Corpetti
  • Jean-Christophe Burnel (started in September 2020), supervised with Luc Courtrai

Academic responsibilities

I am (or was recently) implied in the following academic responsabilities:

Projects

International projects

  • Copernicus Master in Digital Earth (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree with University of Salzbourg and Palacky University Olomouc)
  • Monitoring of tree species with object-based satellite image time series analysis (PHC Pamoja with TU Kenya)

National projects

  • coordinator of ASTERIX (ANR JCJC with LETG-Costel, DYNAFOR, LIVE and IPGS) (completed)
  • member of VEGIDAR (CNES TOSCA with LETG-Costel, LabSTICC, IGN and LIVE) (completed)
  • member of SESAME (ANR ASTRID with Lab-STICC, IRISA-Myriads, and CLS) (completed)
  • member of DeepDetect (ANR ASTRID with Lab-STICC, IUEM, and MBDA) (completed)
  • member of Game of Trawls (FEAMP with IFREMER, Marport, CDMPMEM56) (started 2019)
  • member of MULTISCALE (ANR PRCI with LETG-Costel, Gebze Technical University and Istanbul Technical University) (started 2019)
  • member of 6P (ANR PRCE with GE, EPOC, ISPA, BRGM, AJ) (started 2019)
  • coordinator of SEMMACAPE (ADEME with FEM, AFB, WIPSEA) (started 2019)
  • scientific coordinator of OWFSOMM (ANR/FEM) (started 2020)

Regional/local projects

  • member of SENSE (Labex CominLabs with Lab-STICC) (completed)
  • member of Littoralg (UBS PPI with other UBS labs) (completed)
  • member of DELORA (AAP PME with Tellus Environment and Artefacto) (completed)

Industrial collaborations

  • WIPSEA
  • SIRS
  • Tellus Environment
  • CLS
  • Magellium
  • Quantcube
  • CNES
  • DGA

Publications

The complete list can be found on HAL or my google scholar webpage. A local repository (probably not up-to-date) is also available for both my publications and talks.

HAL or my

Contact

Address

Laboratoire IRISA
Campus de Tohannic
56000 Vannes, France
Phone : +33 (0)2 97 01 72 66
Sec. : +33 (0)2 97 01 72 35
Fax : +33 (0)2 97 01 72 79

In order to reach me

sebastien.lefevre _at_ irisa.fr