Dr. Sébastien Marcel

Academic Supervisor

Short biography

Sébastien Marcel received the Ph.D. degree in signal processing from Université de Rennes I in France (2000) at CNET, the research center of France Telecom (now Orange Labs). He is currently interested in pattern recognition and machine learning with a focus on biometrics security.

He is a senior member of the research staff at the Idiap Research Institute (CH), where he heads a research team and conducts research on face recognition, speaker recognition, vein recognition and presentation attack detection (anti-spoofing).

In 2010, he was appointed Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Cagliari (IT).

He is lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he is teaching on “Fundamentals in Statistical Pattern Recognition”.

He is lecturer at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) where is teaching a Master course « Biometrics ».

He serves on the Program Committee of several scientific journals and international conferences in pattern recognition and computer vision.

He was Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, a Co-editor of the “Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing”, a Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security Special Issue on “Biometric Spoofing and Countermeasures”, and Co-editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Special Issue on “Biometric Security and Privacy”.

Finally, he was the principal investigator of international research projects including MOBIO (EU FP7 Mobile Biometry), TABULA RASA (EU FP7 Trusted Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks) and BEAT (EU FP7 Biometrics Evaluation and Testing).

Research interests

Image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, biometrics.

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