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Beucher Serge    Welcome!

          Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage,
          Et puis est retourné, plein d'usage et raison,
          Vivre entre ses parents le reste de son âge !
                                                               Joachim DU BELLAY   (1522-1560)

After more than 40 years spent at the Mathematical Morphology Center, I decided to devote myself to my loved ones.
I will nevertheless continue to take an interest in Mathematical Morphology and contribute to its development and dissemination according to my inspiration, desires and availability. I will also continue the maintenance and development of the MAMBA library.

You will find in my list of publications all my writings and presentations. This list, updated, is almost complete. I hope to enrich it in the future with new contributions.

Here is a brief summary of my activities in the CMM throughout these years.


Engineer degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie (ENSG).
Doctorate thesis at Paris School of Mines (Image Segmentation and Mathematical Morphology).

40 years of research activities

Theoretical, methodological developments, algorithms

Contribution to the development of Numerical Mathematical Morphology. Definition and design of morphological gradient operators, regularized gradients.
Contribution to the definition and development of the concepts of geodesic transforms, geodesic reconstructions, generalized geodesy, introduction of the first adaptative algorithms in image processing.
Contribution to the definition of operators based on residues. Definition of new numerical residual transforms.
Work on image interpolation based on morphological transforms.
Design of non biased skeleton algorithms based on the notion of maximal balls, critical balls.
Research in image segmentation. Development of segmentation tools: Watershed Transformation and hierarchical segmentation tools based on Waterfalls TransformationP Algorithm.


Numerous works in the following areas:
Image analysis applied to the automotive domain. Analysis and measurement of traffic (INRETS), PROMETHEUS european project (EUREKA), LOVE project (pedestrian detection).
Multimedia applicationscontent-based indexing of multimedia documents (CNET), analysis of lighting conditions of color images (KODAK).
Industrial applications in cooperation with SNECMA, SCHLUMBERGER, THOMSON, automatic size distribution measurements of rocks, PICS (Programmable Imaging with CMOS Sensors) project (MEDEA+), IVP project (FUI), PANORAMA project (ENIAC-JU). 
Videosurveillance applications: CLOVIS project (EUREKA), KIVAOU project (ANR-CSOSG), PANORAMIR project (DGA-Rapid). 

Software and hardware

Participation in  the design (hardware and software) of several image analysis systems based on Mathematical Morphology: NS1500 (NACHET VISION), MorphoPericolor (Matra-SEPimage), QTM570 (Leica/Cambridge Instruments), a prototype for road traffic analysis (TITAN), embedded imaging system (PMM) as part of the PROMETHEUS project, definition of SIMD architecture designs (PICS project).
Design of the first Mathematical Morphology tutorial software for personal computers, MICROMORPH.
Contribution to the development of the MAMBA library (open-source library of Mathematical Morphology in Python).

Teaching, courses

Organization and participation in many summer schools of Mathematical Morphology of the CMM.
Teaching at Mines ParisTech (specialized courses).
Course at the Jean Monnet University of Saint-Etienne (Master OIV).
Participation in various training seminars for companies (ADCIS, SCHLUMBERGER, ERMS, MICHELIN, KODAK, VIT).
Mathematical Morphology Course at College de l'X, ENITIAA, Liverpool Faculty of Medicine, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, TsingHua University in Beijing.


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Last update june 6, 2017

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