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Professors
JeanRouat
Tenured Professor :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Jean.Rouat@Usherbrooke.ca
External Tutor :
Biological Sciences Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Montreal University, Jean.Rouat@UMontreal.ca
Member of CIRMMT :
McGill Schulich School of Music
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Associate Professor :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Eric.Plourde@USherbrooke.ca
StephaneMolotchnikoff
Tenured Professor :
Biological Sciences Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Montreal University, stephane.molotchnikoff@umontreal.ca
External Tutor :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University.
Ph.D. Students
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Ph.D. student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Simon.Brodeur@USherbrooke.ca
My thesis is on unsupervised learning in the context of multimodality and mobile robotics. The goal is to build an internal representation of the internal state of the robot and its environment from sensory experiences, to later on being able to imagine (dream) new or similar sensory experiences from generative modelling approaches. I specialize in object-based representation of temporal signals (e.g. sound, inertial sensors) and spatial signals (e.g. images, optical flow), as well as generative modelling (e.g. restricted Boltzmann machine). I am also interested in the neuroscience and neurocomputational aspects, so how the brain could implement similar mechanisms.
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Ph.D. student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Vincent.De.Ladurantaye@usherbrooke.ca

I work on intelligent image processing using algorithms implemented with artificial neural networks. I use a deformable image matching approach to work on problems such as object tracking and person re-identification. I use spiking neural networks to reproduce bio-inspired mechanisms such as spiking synchrony and temporal binding.

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Ph.D. student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Seyedeh.Maryam.Hosseini.Telgerdi@usherbrooke.ca

My research focuses on understanding the neural representation of an auditory stimulus along with the encoding/decoding mechanisms of the mammalian brain. My goal is to study background noise features that are transmitted to the higher structures of the auditory system. Also, as part of my research, I have performed recordings in the auditory cortex and inferior colliculus of guinea pigs.

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Ph.D. student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Louis.Commere@usherbrooke.ca
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Ph.D. student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Luca.Celotti@usherbrooke.ca
My background is in Physics. I come in the context of the IGLU project, where we want a robot to be able to ground language based on interactive dialogue with a human. My main focus is on detecting when language and sensory input is new, and to drive the robot behaviour with a creativity criterion, to deal with the exploration-exploitation dilemma in a principled way.
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Ph.D. student
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering,
and codirection in Physic Department, Faculty of Sciences, Sherbrooke University, emmanuel.calvet@usherbrooke.ca
I am an engineer from France, and I have graduated with a master degree in Quebec, beginning a Ph.D in a multidisciplinary research, combining computational neurosciences and theoretical physic to find a model of noise in the brain.
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Mathilde Brousmiche
Ph.D. student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Mathilde.Brousmiche@usherbrooke.ca
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Ahmad El Ferdaoussi
Ph.D. student:
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University.
My research project aims to use spiking neural networks to model the neuronal activity in the inferior colliculus, which will serve to produce patterns of electrical stimulation suited for auditory midbrain implants.
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Ismael Balafrej
Ph.D. student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, ismael.balafrej@usherbrooke.ca
My research is aimed at developing and adapting machine learning algorithms for neuromorphic processors.
Master’s Students
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Etienne Richan
Master’s student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Etienne.Richan@usherbrooke.ca
After completing my bachelor’s in computer engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, I decided to further my studies with a focus on deep learning and signal processing. My current project is an auditory to visual sensory substitution system.
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Jérôme Abdelnour
Master’s student :
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sherbrooke University