Professor in computer science (PhD 1996, HDR 2006)
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Computer Science Department of Ecole Polytechnique.
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Membership: ACM senior member (view), IEEE senior member (view), PASCAL member SEE member

I concentrate my work on computational information geometry with applications in computer vision, machine learning and medical imaging.
Laboratoire d'Informatique (LIX)
École Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau Cedex - France
GDR Informatique Mathématique GT géométrie algorithmique GDR Mathématiques des systèmes perceptifs et cognitifs
Téléphone: +33 1 69 33 40 89 (Ext. 4089)
Bureau 10-22
Fax: +33 1 69 33 40 49
(Fax of secretary: +33-1-69-33-40-89)

Talk at INRIA Rocquencourt (13 March 2008), Le modèle et l'algorithme, Computational Photography (slides+1-hour video)

Research interests



Seminars on computational (information) geometry and visual computing
(joint seminar of LIX with INRIA Saclay-Ile de France, slides of speakers are usually available in PDF)  

Teaching (Enseignements)

Direction des etudes

Reviewer for funding agencies


Updated October 2009: List of publications (or selected publications)

Visual Computing: Geometry, Graphics, and Vision


Charles River Media
Thomson Delmar Learning
(ISBN: 1-58450-427-7) 2005 -:)
See publications referenced by the DBLP site.

  • Frank Nielsen and Richard Nock, Sided and Symmetrized Bregman Centroids (link), IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. IEEE CS Press, 2009, pdf.
  • Richard Nock and Frank Nielsen, Bregman Divergences and Surrogates for Learning (link), IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. IEEE CS Press, 2009.
  • N.Polouliakh, Y.Matsuoka, S.Ghosh, R.Nock, F. Nielsen, S.Kitajima, A.Takagi, K.I.Aisaki, J.Kanno and H.Kitano Signaling Network in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells (PLOS one),, 2009
  • Frank Nielsen and Richard Nock Approximating smallest enclosing balls with applications to machine learning , International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications(IJCGA), August 2009.
  • Vincent Garcia, Frank Nielsen, Searching high-dimensional neighbours: CPU-based tailored data-structures versus GPU-based brute-force method, MIRAGE 2009 (LNCS)
  • Frank Nielsen, Paolo Piro, Michel Barlaud, Tailored Bregman Ball Trees for Effective Nearest Neighbors (pdf) European Workshop on Computational Geometry (EuroCG), 2009.
  • Vincent Garcia, Eric Debreuve, Frank Nielsen, Michel Barlaud, Fast k Nearest Neighbor Search using CPU and GPU for Computer Vision algorithm , Parallel Computing with Servers, Clusters, Grids & Clouds CPER PACA Grid, July 2009.  
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    Dissertation committees (PhD and HDR habilitation juries):
    Image segmentation: Statistical region merging (SRM):
    TPAMI'04 paper PR'05 paper

    (Forthcoming) program committees