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4 researchers, fond of (addicted to?) visual attention mechanisms

They are renowned experts in the field of visual attention prediction. The results of the research they conduct in the NUMEDIART, the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Mons in Belgium are regularly hailed by the scientific community.
Matei Mancas
Matei Mancas

Dr. Ir. Researcher, expert in visual attention modelling and information processing. Director of the SmartSpaces Group - Numediart Research Institute (UMONS Institute for Creative Technologies).

He has worked on the main principles and advanced theories about human attention for over 10 years. Pioneer of the principle of scarcity that helped refine the psycho-cognitive criteria related to attention, he is the head researcher of ITTENTION and a strong academic reference for human attention prediction.

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Alessa Bandrabur
Alessa Bandrabur

Dr. Ir. Researcher, specialized in facial analysis and emotion detection.

With a strong background in the research of identifying human emotions in still images and video, Alessa is a new yet valuable member of the ITTENTION team. Passion is the word that best describes her and finding solutions to complicated problems her goal. She is involved in researching and improving the algorithms used in human attention prediction and also the main responsbile for the technical platform.

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Julien Leroy
Julien Leroy

Dr. Ir. Researcher, specialized in human attention modelling for real-time applications related to image, video and sound.

THE question for Julien, is "What can be really used in practice? ” Julien dedicates a significant part of its research to the design of usable products. Ideas, prototypes, applications, demos, his trick is to create useful solutions, to prove they work, and to settle them on powerful and innovative technologies.

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Nicolas Riche
Nicolas Riche

Dr. Ir. Researcher, specialized in human attention modelling for real-time applications related to image, video and sound.

Check, recheck and re-re-check, validate, validate and revalidate is his obsession. Nicolas wants theories become concrete and applicable, and he gives no chance to chance! He has strictly challenged and reviewed the computer models used in the university labs, and developed hyper demanding tools that validate the suitability of Ittention results.

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Ittention is supported by WSL. Its main contributors in 2016 are:

  • Alessandra Bandrabur, responsible for the technical platform    LinkedIn Profile
  • Pauline Montironi, in charge of administrative & financials affairs    LinkedIn Profile
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