APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR ADMISSION IN 2014-2016 CIMET MASTER PROGRAMME
Since 2008, the CIMET Consortium , composed of four European Universities, three Asian associated Universities and Chromasens GmbH, all renowned within the color research community, offers a two-year Master Course Color in Informatics and Media Technology .
The CIMET Master programme is broadly interdisciplinary and the course curriculum covers innovative areas such as color, photonics, computer vision and imaging science, computer science and multimedia technology.
CIMET Alumi Raju Shrestha and Christoph Godau, both from CIMET cohort 1, attended the 21st Color and Imaging Conference (CIC), recently held at Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. They presented the following papers at the conference.
Former CIMET coordinator from UEF, Jussi Prkinnen who is currently at the Australian Monash University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia also attended the conference.
On the 14 th of November, in Lyon, Rizwan KHAN (alumni for Cohort 1) defended successfully his thesis on: "Emotion detection from video in an uncontrolled environment". This thesis resulted from an original collaboration between University Jean Monnet and Lyon I University. The jury acclaimed a clear, well-structured and illustrated presentation in a well mastered domain. They also mentioned the pedagogical and logic quality of the new doctor from University Claude Bernard, Lyon I. Congratulations on behalf of the CIMET consortium!
On the 8th of October 2013 at University Jean Monnet, Rahat Khan defended his PhD thesis "Structured representation of the visual content for object classification in color images" completed in the Laboratory Hubert Curien and become a Doctor. The jury appreciated the very good quality of his work during his PhD. Congratulation Dr Rahat Khan, PhD!
The 23 rd and 24 th of September 2013, several CIMET members (Alain Trémeau, Jon Y. Hardeberg, Raju Sherstha and Markku Hauta Kasari) attended the COSCH management committee & Working Groups, organized at King’s College London on the topic of “data acquisition & calibration”.
The 3rd of October 2013 at University Jean Monnet, CIMET Alumni Mozhdeh Seifi defended her Thesis "Signal processing methods for fast and accurate reconstruction of digital holograms" and became a Doctor of University Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne.
The new CIMET cohort arrived in Saint Etienne and attended the 6 th induction week organised by the coordinating institution, the Faculty of Science at University Jean Monnet.
During this week, new students were supported in several administrative procedures (registration at university, opening a bank account, residence permit procedure, accommodation, etc..) and attended academic and research presentations. The highlight of the week was the orienteering treck in the “Pilat” regional park where students could discover this sport activity as well as the beautiful natural landscapes.
Students have now started classes in both Saint-Etienne and Granada and we wish them all succesfull studies and unforgettable experiences in the CIMET programme.
A good number of CIMETians participated in the AIC2013 conference, recently held in Newcastle, UK. CIMET family contributed to the conference with a significant number of papers from the CIMET alumni, students and teachers.
AIC has mentioned about the CIMET consortium and contribution of the CIMET in its annual report 2013.
The Master Thesis' presentations took place in June on the four sites of the consortium. Senior students presented their research work to the CIMET academic coordinators, reviewers and year one students. In Saint-Etienne, the presentation day ended with a nice meal on "Place Jean Jaurès".
From the 11th to the 13th of June 2013, Alain Trémeau from University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne visited one of the associated partners University of CIMET, Monash University Sunway Campus (MUSC) in Kuala Lumpur and University of Petronas in Tronoh in Malaysia.
The Master Thesis presentations for cohort 4 (2011-2013) will take place from 17th to 20th of June, on the four sites of the CIMET consortium. List of Master thesis is available here . We wish the students very best for their thesis work.
On the 4th and 5th of March 2013, Alain Trémeau (France) and Jon Y. Hardeberg (Norway) attended the 4th Computational Color Imaging Workshop ( CCIW2013 ), at Chiba, Japan.
Four papers were presented by CIMET partners:
Ali IDE-EKTESSABI, Professor at University of Kyoto, Japan, was invited at University Jean Monnet to participate to the Master CIMET. He contributed to the course "Color in Art and Design" taken by UJM students during spring semester and shared his expertise and enthusiasm with students and staff.
Three postdoctoral researcher and one PhD positions in the fields of spectral color research, photonics and biology are open at the SIB Labs, University of Eastern Finland (UEF), under new Tekes (Technology and Innovation) project funded by the Finnish Funding Agency and supported by the European Union Structural Fund. The application deadline is 8th April .
For more details, see PDF file .
Group of UEF international MSc degree students and Spectral Color Research Group members visited two companies: ZenRobotics (Helsinki) and Nokia (Espoo) on March 14, 2013.
ZenRobotics plans robotic waste sorting systems, using advanced machine learning technology. At Nokia , the students learned about mobile phone camera systems. Thank you for our hosts in both companies!
See our group picture in the Impit Finland Facebook page !
The University of Eastern Finland and Olympus Corporation, a Japanese designer and manufacturer of imaging equipment, have joined forces and are now working on a collaborative research project. The project develops spectral colour technology which makes also the use of the ultraviolet and infrared spectrums invisible to the human eye. The research project studies the application of spectral imaging and spectral image analysis, e.g., environmental monitoring and demanding industrial quality control processes.
Full press release is in address: http://cs.joensuu.fi/~mhk/Press_release_Olympus_spectral_colour_19032013.pdf
ImOptics is a new programme offered by University of Granada in Spain and University Jean Monnet in France and labelled by the Mediterranean Office for Youth . This new bilateral curriculum path of the Master Erasmus Mundus CIMET focuses on the complementary of Image and Optics. It aims to develop interdisciplinary and internationally trained experts in optics, photonics and computational imaging. The objective is to educate students in advanced methodologies with two possible outcomes, either a research orientation for further studies at doctoral level, or a practical and applicative finality in research and engineering.
More information is available in PDF here .
At the Norwegian National Conference on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (NOBIM 2013, http://www.nobim.no) last week, it was impossible to miss CIMET. Out of a total attendance of around 30 researchers in Image Processing from various Norwegian companies, universities, and research institutions, as a total of 7 current and previous CIMET students attended!
The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory at Gjøvik University College invites applications for the 6 PhD positions available in the SHP project HyPerCept – Colour and Quality in Higher Dimensions. The core concepts of the project are colour and quality, both complex perceptual attributes that are currently not fully understood. We will investigate in dimensions beyond what is common, concerning both the attributes themselves and their domain of application.
For more details, see here .
The Colour and Visual Computing Symposium 2013 (CVCS 2013) will take place in Gjøvik, Norway, on 5-6 September 2013. The symposium will contain a rich program of tutorials, keynotes, invited, and regular talks on a wide variety of colour imaging and visual computing topics given by young researchers and well-known international experts in the field.
We encourage all to submit a paper with your latest research results to the symposium before March 15, 2013. For more information, see http://www.colourlab.no/cvcs/ .
Markku Hauta Kasari at UEF is pleased to announce that the best MSc-thesis done at the University of Eastern Finland will be presented to the best MSc-thesis competition in Computer Science in Finland. The best thesis in Computer Science selected is from CIMET alumni Md. Abul Hasnat: "SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF NEUROSURGERY RGB VIDEO".
The CIMET project contest final presentations were done by videoconferencing between consortium partners on Thursday, December 13, 2012. The topic related to color appearance in microscopes was originated from Olympus Corporation and four CIMET groups worked in the topic. Olympus representatives were participating the presentations in Joensuu and gave prizes to the two best teams, digital cameras and binoculars.
CIMET “family members” contribute more and more to the Computer Vision World, 7 alumni students had a paper accepted at ECCV 2012 (one of the main conference in the field of Computer Vision), held on 7-13 October in Firenze, Italy.
Several members of the CIMET staff and CIMET students will attend the twentieth Color and Imaging Conference (see www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/cic ) on 12-16 Nov 2012, in Los Angeles, California.
The fifth edition of the Master Erasmus Mundus CIMET arrived in Saint-Etienne on the 10th of September and participated to the induction period organised by the coordinating team at the Faculty of Science and the International Office of University Jean Monnet.
For the 8th edition since 2008 UJM and UEF contributed to the organization of the Intensive Program in Computer Vision (IPCV), organized this year at Koblenz, Germany, see http://ipcv.uni-koblenz.de/ .
The CIMET master will be soon enrolling its fifth cohort of exceptional students for the course edition 2012-2014. Since its creation, the master benefits from the label of excellence “Erasmus Mundus”. Following the first accreditation in 2008, the master CIMET recently obtained again the label of excellence for one year as an Erasmus Mundus Master Course.
In April and May, Amit RAY, Professor & Emeritus Fellow at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing Jabalpur, India and Andreja SAMCOVIC, Associate Professor at University of Belgrade, Serbia participated to the CIMET programme as invited scholar at University Jean Monnet.
We are pleased to announce that the Spanish version of “The Color Curiosity Shop” “ La tienda de las curiosidades sobre el color ”is now published in hardcopy in Spain through a collaboration of Prof. Manuel Melgosa of University of Granada. This book is cosigned by Mark Fairchild (RIT, USA) and Manuel Melgosa (UGR, Granada, Spain).
The project COSCH - Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage coordinated by the Institut für Raumbezogene Informations - und Messtechnik, Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany, has been selected in May 2012 to become a COST Action, http://www.cost.eu/ .
University Jean Monnet (Alain Trémeau, UJM - France), University of Eastern Finland (Markku Hauta-Kasari, UEF – Finland) and Gjovik University College (Jon Y. Hardeberg, GUC – Norway) are members of the COSCH consortium.
There was a significant representation from the CIMET community in the recently held 6th European Conference on Color in Graphics, Imaging and Vision (CGIV) in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 6-9 May 2012. Five papers have been presented by the CIMET alumni and students in the conference:
On 9th of March, at the University Granada and the Science Park, neuroscientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik gave two lectures on the brain, mind, optical illusions and magic.
Three CIMET alumni Raju Shrestha, Ali Amirshahi and Viktor Slavkovikj presented their papers in the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Conference 2012 held on 22-26 January in San Francisco, CA, USA.
The CIMET consortium meeting was held in Gjøvik, Norway on 12-14th of January. Co-ordinators, administrators and other representatives (Quality Board) from all the four partner universities: University Jean Monnet (France) , University of Eastern Finland , University of Granada (Spain) and Gjøvik University College (Norway) attended the meeting.
On the 8th and 9th of December 2011, as part of the CIMET program at University Jean Monnet, the following seminars will be held within the Image and Processing and Analysis course:
« Color stereovision and demosaiking» by Ludovic MACAIRE, Professor at University Lille, http://lagis-vi.univ-lille1.fr/~lm/
« Mapping using fused sensors in autonomous robots» by Dietrich PAULUS, Professor at University of Koblenz, Germany, http://www.uni-koblenz.de/~paulus/
« Contribution to color image processing, tracking, spatial matching and temporal fusion» by Michèle GOUIFFES, Associate professor at University Paris XI – Orsay
On the 12th and 13th of November, Alain Trémeau represented the Master Mundus CIMET at the European Higher Education Fair in Jakarta, Indonesia, on the stand of the Erasmus Mundus project EACOVIROE (Action 3). See http://www.ehefindonesia.com/ He also participated to several University visits, along with the French Campus France delegation in Indonesia. Alain Trémeau visited the Institute Tecknologi Bandung (ITB) and Universitas Indonesia (UI) to establish bilateral agreements. See www.indonesia.campusfrance.org/
Following a call for proposals from the Higher Education Ministry in Norway and the Foreign and European affairs Ministry in France, a new Master course is opening in September 2012.
This Franco-Norwegian Master course will focus on "3D Multimedia Technology" between the Faculty of Science and Technology of University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne and Gjøvik University College. The Master is based on the Master "Optics, Image, Vision" delivered by University Jean Monnet in Saint-Etienne and the Master in "Media Technology" of Gjøvik University College.
The fourth edition of the Master Erasmus Mundus CIMET arrived in Saint-Etienne on the 5th of September and participated to the induction period organised by the coordinating team at the Faculty of Science and the international office of the University Jean Monnet.
Many congratulations to the students of the second CIMET cohort 2009-2011, who graduated on the 13th of September 2011 in Saint-Etienne.
The CIMET Consortium welcomes Markku Hauta-Kasari as the new Academic coordinator of CIMET at University of Eastern Finland.
Ateendra Kumar Singh, CIMET master student representative cohort II, attended the EMA General Assembly in Budapest on 24th and 25th June 2011. His presentation can be obtained here .
Professor Jussi Parkkinen, CIMET coordinator at University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus has recently been appointed for three years, at Australian Monash University, Sunway Campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In his new position Professor Parkkinen will continue research in color science, pattern recognition, and image analysis. He will remain involved in CIMET through building connections and partnerships between CIMET consortium and Monash University Malaysian Campus. Interesting PhD opportunities will also be created within his research team.
Alain Trémeau (UJM) as coordinator of the CIMET Program was invited by the French Erasmus Mundus National Structure (see www.europe-education-formation.fr ) as the best practice EMMC project representative for the training seminar organized within the Erasmus Mundus Active Participation (EMAP, see http://emap-project.webnode.cz/ ) project in Latvia (Riga / 17-20 February 2011).
If you are admitted to CIMET but not a holder of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship, please use the search engine from Campus France to find a grant depending on your country of origin. See document attached for instructions.
Raju Shrestha, former CIMET student, now doctoral student at Gjovik University College was also invited to give a talk on his work at a workshop in Standford University ( http://scien.stanford.edu/pages/conferences/3D%20Imaging/speakers.php ).
Two papers are presented during the conference and one academic from Université Jean Monnet is participating. The 25th International Conference of Image and Vision Computing takes place in New Zealand in November.
The third edition 2010-2012 of the Master Erasmus Mundus CIMET arrived in Saint-Etienne early September where they spent two weeks dedicated to their induction and welcome. Our 24 new talented students come from 17 different countries and they have had the opportunity to share precious time together before embarking on their studies.
18 students of the 1st cohort have graduated on the 16th of September 2010. 4 students have been congratulated for their mention “Excellent” and 10 for their mention “Very Good”. 10 of them attended physically this Graduation Ceremony whilst others sent their message from various countries.