Chair holder | Rachid Deriche


Short bio

Rachid Deriche is a research director at Inria Sophia Antipolis, where he leads the research project Athena aiming to explore the Central Nervous System using computational imaging. He has made major contributions to the scientific community, mainly in image processing, computer vision and neuro-imaging. In 2019, he received the title "EURASIP Fellow", the most prestigous honour from the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). In 2016, Rachid Deriche received from the European Research Council (ERC) a grant to support his research project “Computational Brain Connectivity Mapping”.He also received the title of Honorary Doctor (honoris causa) from the University of Sherbrooke in 2014, to honor his scientific contributions and his approach in educating new generations of scientists. In 2013, he was awarded Grand Prize of the EADS Corporate Foundation in Computer Science by the French Academy of Sciences for all his outstanding scientific contributions in computer science.


Research topic | Computational brain connectomics 

This project will reconstruct and analyze the brain’s neural connections network, the connectome, via a computational brain connectomics framework based on ground-breaking AI algorithms and ML tools to gain insight into brain architecture, functioning and neurodegenerative diseases.