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Prof. Daniel Racoceanu

University Pierre and Marie Curie - La Sorbonne

Brief Biography:

RACOCEANU Daniel received M.Eng. degree in Mechatronics from the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara in 1992, M.Sc. degree in Automatics and Industrial Informatics from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France in 1993, Ph.D. degree in 1997 and Habil-Dr. degree in 2006 in Control and Computer Sciences from the University of Besançon, France. Daniel Racoceanu was Project Manager at General Electric Energy Products - Europe, Belfort, France before joining, in 1999 a chair of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Besançon, France, where he coursed until 2005 in the field of artificial intelligence, computer vision, industrial informatics, automation, control science and production systems.

Professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) and Senior Research Fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Daniel RACOCEANU is the Director (France) of Image & Pervasive Access Lab (IPAL), the International Joint Research Unit (UMI CNRS 2955) created in Singapore between the CNRS, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) of the Singaporean Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble (UJF), the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (UPMC) and the “Institut TELECOM”, France.

From 1999 to 2005, Daniel Racoceanu was with Institute FEMTO-ST (UMR CNRS 6174 – French National Research Center), Automatic Control and Micro-Mechatronic Systems Department (AS2M), Besançon, France. His researches concerned the Diagnosis/Prognosis using Artificial Intelligent Techniques (Dynamic Neural Networks; Fuzzy Logic, Neuro-Fuzzy Systems). During this period, he participated to the FP5 European Integrated Project of ITEA program (Information Technology for European Advancement) PROTEUS and the NEMOSYS (Naval E-Maintenance Oriented SYStem) project with DCNS – Direction des Constructions Navales Services, France.

For more details: http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~danielr/


Academic positions:

Professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie - La Sorbonne, Paris, France

Senior Research Fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research


Research interests:

Daniel Racoceanu’s actual researches in IPAL focus on Intelligent Diagnosis/Prognosis Assistance using Medical Image and Knowledge-Based Reasoning Systems, Content and Context Based Medical Image Retrieval and Medical Multimedia Fusion. He is the PI of MICO (Cognitive Microscopy) ANR TecSan project involving AGFA Healthcare, THALES, LIP6/UPMC, and the SME TRIBVN and collaborator to the A*STAR JCO (Joint Council Office) project (2009-2012) entitled An Intelligent Vision System for Quantitative Microscopy in Neural Stem Cells Progenitor Growth and Differentiation, in collaboration with I2R / A*STAR-SERC, the Bioinformatics Institute (BII) and the Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), A*STAR-BMRC. He was PI of ONCO-MEDIA (Ontology and COntext related MEdical image Distributed Intelligent Access) project (ICT – ASIA programme 2006-2010), and co-PI of MMedWeb (Multimedia Medical Conceptual Web for Intelligent Information Access) project (2007-2010), a SERC-A*STAR project between NUS, National University Hospital, National Healthcare Group and Singapore General Hospital Singapore, CNRS and I2R/A*STAR.

For more details: http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~danielr/


  • Biomedical Image Analysis, Content Based Image Retrieval, Medical Multimedia Fusion, Semantic Indexing and Image Exploration using Medical Ontologies and Reasoning, Prognosis/Diagnosis, Machine Learning, Stochastic Modeling, Reduction Methods.


Any other information:

-       Main ongoing projects:

  • MICO : COgnitive MIcroscope: A cognition-driven visual explorer for histopathology. Application to breast cancer grading.
    • Granted by the Technologies for Health program (TecSan - Technologies pour la Santé) of the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche - ANR).
    • Duration 2011-2014
    • Partners: LIP6 - UPMC, TRIBVN (SME Paris), THALES-TCF, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital - Paris and AGFA Healthcare France
    • URL: http://ipal.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/project/mico  
  • IVC4NSC - "An Intelligent Vision System for Quantitative Microscopy in Neural Stem Cells Progenitor Growth and Differentiation"
    • Project funded by A*STAR/CCO (Cross Council SERC-BMRC/A*STAR) Singapore Involving three A*STAR institutes (Institute for Infocomm Research I2R/SERC, Bioinformatic Institute BII/BMRC and the Institute of Medical Biology IMB/BMRC)
    • Duration: 2009 – 2012.
    • URL: http://ipal.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/project/ivs4nsc 

Scientific events co-organized since 2006:   

  • ICPR 2012, Mitosis detection international benchmarking initiative, Tsukuba, Nov. 2012
  • IJCNN 2011 - Special Session: "Consciousness-driven vision: toward a breakthrough in bio-inspired computer vision", IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks – IJCNN 2011, San Jose, CA, July 31-Aug. 5, 2011.
  • SFBI 2011, Singaporean-French BioImaging Seminar, 24-25 Feb. 2011, Biopolis, Singapore [link]

    SinFra'09 - 18-20th of February 2009, Fusionopolis, Singapore -  http://ipal.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/SFBI2011/
  • ICT’2010, “EU-ASEAN Cooperation opportunities”, Networking Session co-organized by IPAL and SEACOOP, Brussels, Belgium, 27-29 Sept. 2010.
  • WCCI2010, 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence Barcelona, Spain - 18-23 July 2010, Special Session: "Image Understanding an important step toward Visual Cognition"
  • SinFra’09 - Singaporean-French IPAL Symposium, 18-20 Feb. 2009, Singapour, http://ipal.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/SinFra09 - Keynote - Joseph Sifakis, 2007 A.M. Turing Award Winner
  • ONCO-MEDIA - MIST 2007 (International Medical Informatics Symposium in Taipei) workshop, Wan-Fang Hospital, 19th November 2007, Taipei, Taiwan

  • SFBI’07 - Singaporean-French BioImaging Scientific Meeting, 27 August 2007, Lyon, France

  • “Ontology and Context Related Medical Image Distributed Intelligent Access” - ONCO-MEDIA special session at the JAMIT (Japanese Society of Medical Imaging Technology) Annual Meeting, 20th of July 2007, Tsukuba, Japan

  • ONCO-MEDIA – AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) Workshop, 18-19 July 2007, Tsukuba, Japan

  • AIRS 2006 – Asia Information retrieval Symposium, 16-18 Oct 2006, Singapore, “Medical Image Retrieval” - Special Session.

  • SFBI'06, 1st Singaporean-French Workshop in Medical Image, 12-13 October 2006, Singapore - http://www.creatis.insa-lyon.fr/sfbi06

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