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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 autonomous video surveillance. His current research focuses on object tracking and human movement analysis in a vision-based approach. 

Education

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

Research Interests

  • Image analysis 
  • Video processing
  • Intelligent video surveillance 
  • Visual object tracking
  • Activity recognition

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)

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)

Li, Bo; Bouachir, Wassim; Gouiaa, Rafik, & Noumeir, Rita (In Press). Real-time recognition of suicidal behavior using an RGB-D camera. In 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 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 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

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).