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Wassim Bouachir received his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Polytechnique Montréal. Following his doctoral studies in computer vision, he joined l'École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) as a postdoctoral researcher. He is currently a Professor of computer science at TÉLUQ, a researcher at LICEF research center, and an associate professor at ÉTS.

His research interests include image analysis and video processing, where his main objective is to develop novel computer vision algorithms for intelligent video surveillance. His research in computer vision focuses on several application areas, such as security, health, and forestry.

Education

  • Postdoc, École de Technologie Supérieure
  • Ph.D., Polytechnique Montréal
  • M. Sc., Université de Moncton
  • B. Sc., Université de Tunis El Manar (Tunisia)

Research Interests

  • Computer vision
  • Intelligent video surveillance
  • Activity recognition
  • Medical applications of computer vision
  • Computer vision and precision forestry

Teaching

Publications & Presentations

This section shows the documents (if any) that are available in R-libre, TELUQ's open access research publication repository.

Journal articles (refereed)

Ghazal, Sam; Sauthier, Michael; Brossier, David; Bouachir, Wassim; Jouvet, Philippe, & Noumeir, Rita (2019). Using machine learning models to predict oxygen saturation following ventilator support adjustment in critically ill children: A single center pilot study. PLoS ONE, 14 (2). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198921

Rehouma, Haythem; Noumeir, Rita; Bouachir, Wassim; Jouvet, Philippe, & Essouri, Sandrine (2018). 3D imaging system for respiratory monitoring in pediatric intensive care environment. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 70, 17-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compmedimag.2018.09.006

Bouachir, Wassim; Gouiaa, Rafik; Li, Bo, & Noumeir, Rita (2018). Intelligent video surveillance for real-time detection of suicide attempts. Pattern Recognition Letters, 137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2018.03.018

Bouachir, Wassim, & Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre (2015). Collaborative part-based tracking using salient local predictors. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 137, 88-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cviu.2015.03.010

Bouachir, Wassim, & Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre (2015). Exploiting structural constraints for visual object tracking. Image and Vision Computing, 43, 39-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imavis.2015.09.002

Papers in Conference Proceedings (refereed)

Elforaici, Mohamed El Amine; Chaaraoui, Ismail; Bouachir, Wassim; Ouakrim, Youssef, & Mezghani, Neila (In Press). Posture recognition using an RGB-D camera : exploring 3D body modeling and deep learning approaches. In IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC). Montreal, Canada : IEEE.

Riahi, Dorra; Bouachir, Wassim; Ouakrim, Youssef, & Mezghani, Neila (In Press). Depth imaging system for human posture recognition. In IEEE Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering (MECBME 2018). IEEE.

Li, Zhenxi; Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre, & Bouachir, Wassim (In Press). Multi-Branch Siamese Networks with Online Selection for Object Tracking. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC). Las Vegas, NV, USA : Springer.

Li, Bo; Bouachir, Wassim; Gouiaa, Rafik, & Noumeir, Rita (In Press). Real-time recognition of suicidal behavior using an RGB-D camera. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA). IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Rehouma, Haythem; Noumeir, Rita; Jouvet, Philippe; Bouachir, Wassim, & Essouri, Sandrine (In Press). A computer vision method for respiratory monitoring in intensive care environment using RGB-D cameras. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA). IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Bouachir, Wassim, & Noumeir, Rita (2016). Automated video surveillance for preventing suicide attempts. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP). Madrid, Espagne : IET Digital Library.

Bouachir, Wassim; Torabi, Atousa; Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre, & Blais, Pascal (2016). A Bag of Words Approach for Semantic Segmentation of Monitored Scenes. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Signal, Image, Video and Communications. Tunis, Tunisia : IEEE.

Chen, Gengjie; St-Charles, Pierre-Luc; Bouachir, Wassim; Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre, & Bergevin, Robert (2015). Reproducible evaluation of Pan-Tilt-Zoom tracking. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). IEEE.

Bouachir, Wassim, & Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre (2015). Part-based tracking via salient collaborating features. In Proceedings of the IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) (p. 78 - 85). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WACV.2015.18

Bouachir, Wassim, & Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre (2014). Structure-aware keypoint tracking for partial occlusion handling. In Proceedings of the IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) (p. 877 - 884). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WACV.2014.6836011

Bouachir, Wassim, & Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre (2013). Visual face tracking: a coarse-to-fine target state estimation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) (p. 45 - 51). IEEE. ISBN 9781467364096 https://doi.org/10.1109/CRV.2013.18

Bouachir, Wassim; Kardouchi, Mustapha, & Belacel, Nabil (2010). Fuzzy indexing for bag of features scene categorization. In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on I/V Communications and Mobile Network (ISVC). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-4244-5996-4 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISVC.2010.5656164

Bouachir, Wassim; Kardouchi, Mustapha, & Belacel, Nabil (2010). Improving bag of visual words image retrieval: a fuzzy weighing scheme for efficient indexation. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems (SITIS) (p. 215 - 220). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-4244-5740-3 https://doi.org/10.1109/SITIS.2009.43

Conference presentations (refereed)

Gueziri, Houssem-Eddine; Bouachir, Wassim; Gouiaa, Rafik; Djafri, Ikram, & Bélanger, Nicolas (Aug 2018). Estimating the number of planting microsites using UAV and computer vision. Paper presented at The Montreal Artificial Intelligence Symposium, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Li, Zhenxi; Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre, & Bouachir, Wassim (Aug 2018). Multi-Branch Siamese Networks with Online Selection for Object Tracking. Paper presented at The Montreal Artificial intelligence Symposium, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Other non refereed contributions

Chen, Gengjie; St-Charles, Pierre-Luc; Bouachir, Wassim; Joeisseint, Thomas; Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre, & Bergevin, Robert (2015). Reproducible evaluation of Pan-Tilt-Zoom tracking (extended version of the 2015 ICIP paper) (rapport de recherche présenté à IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP))..

Whiten, Chris; Bouachir, Wassim; Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre, & Laganière, Robert (2012). The current state of face tracking for video surveillance (rapport de recherche). Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).