Stéphane Dupont

Prof. Stéphane Dupont obtained the degrees of Electrical Engineering and Doctorate at the Faculty of Engineering of Mons (FPMs, Belgium), respectively in 1995 and 2000. He was a visiting researcher at the Dalle Molle Institute of Perceptual Artificial Intelligence (IDIAP, Switzerland) in 1997. He was a post-doctoral associate at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI, California) from October 2000 to February 2002. There he participated in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) activity on robust distributed speech recognition over cellular phone networks. In 2002, he joined the Multitel innovation center (Belgium), where he led the speech recognition research group. In 2008, he joined the University of Mons (UMONS, Belgium) to develop research activities in signal processing and machine learning, and their use in the creative industries sector. He has been involved in several large-scale research projects, including the EU-funded DIVINES and ILHAIRE projects which he coordinated, as well as the LinkedTV, i-Treasures, iMOTION, JOKER and IGLU projects. Stéphane Dupont’s interests are in deep learning and multimodality (language, sound, image, etc.). He is author/co-author of more than 150 publications in these fields. He is now also transferring deep learning technologies to innovative tools, through a new start-up company.