"Habilitation Diriger des Recherches" (HDR) in Computer Science 2000 - Versailles University, Phd in Computer Science 1993 - Paris 5 University, Head of IMEDIA (content-based image indexing, browsing and retrieval)lab. at INRIA Rocquencourt: http://www-rocq.inria.fr/imedia/. NSF Panelist, Information Technology Research initiative 2001, Author of over forty publications, advisor of 8 phd students (past and current), Field of interest: pattern recognition and image analysis for image indexing and retieval.