CNRS research scientist
(CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur & Université Nice
06108 Nice cedex 2
Tel: +33 4 92 07 63 48
sound files and code, if any)
selected recent talks
- Maximum marginal
likelihood estimation for nonnegative dictionary learning,
Xerox Research Center Europe, Grenoble, Jan. 2014. slides
- Non-negative dynamical
system with application to
speech and audio, ICASSP, Vancouver CA, June 2013. slides
nonnegative matrix factorization and friends for music signal
Methods of Time-Frequency Analysis Semester, Erwin Schroedinger
Institute, Vienna, Dec. 2012. slides
Select professional activities
Born 1977 in Northeastern France,
grew up in Tunisia, Senegal and Madagascar.
- since 2007 | CNRS
tenured research scientist, with
the following affiliations:
Education & academic qualifications
Misc : my photoblog.
signal processing and machine
learning, for denoising, source separation, inverse
problems, in particular with audio
applications, and including statistical estimation,
Bayesian inference, optimization, stochastic simulation,
variational approximations, latent variable models, independent
component analysis, sparse component analysis, nonnegative matrix
factorization, time-frequency representations.
most cited papers, as of Google
software and other
MATLAB code associated with many of my papers can be found on my publications
I am with Emmanuel
Vincent and Rémi
Gribonval one of the creators of the widely used blind
source separation evaluation Matlab toolbox BSS_EVAL.
I run the Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation LVA/ICA
Past projects I was involved in
- CNRS MASTODONS project DISPLAY
(Distributed processing for very large arrays in
- Lead scientist of ANR young researcher project TANGERINE
(Theory and Application of Nonnegative Matrix Factorization)
- ANR project SARAH
("Standardisation du Remastering Audio Haute-définition").
- European Comission Network of Excellence K-Space
("Knowledge Space of Semantic Inference for Automatic Annotation
and Retrieval of Multimedia Content").
- European Commission Specific Targeted Research Project MEMORIES
("Design for an audio semantic indexation system allowing
information retrieval for the access to archive content").
- EPSRC Research Network ICArn
on Blind Source Separation
and Independent Component Analysis.
- European Comission Research Training Network HASSIP
("Harmonic Analysis and Statistics for SIgnal Processing").
- European Commission Research Network MOUMIR
("MOdels for Unified Multimedia Information Retrieval").
- Action Jeunes Chercheurs CNRS-GdR ISIS "Ressources pour la
séparation de sources audio".
- European Shared Cost Project NEW
("Neuromuscular assessment in the Elderly Worker").
Recent collaborators :
Past and present PhD students :
and present visitors :
- Nicolas Seichepine (since 2012; co-supervised with Slim Essid
and Olivier Cappé)
Some events I (co-)organised :
Un rapport (in French) :
P. Aimé and C. Févotte, La
administrative de la gestion des unités de recherche, Rapport
de l'Inspection Générale de l'Éducation Nationale et de la
Recherche (IGAENR), no 2008-089, 2008.
Last Update: June 29th, 2015