Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Université Laval

Jean-François Lalonde, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Université Laval, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a member of the Institute Intelligence and Data (IID), the Big Data Research Center (CRDM), and the Research Center on Vision, Robotics and Machine Intelligence (CeRVIM) at Université Laval. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Associate at Disney Research, Pittsburgh.

He received a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. His thesis, titled “Understanding and Recreating Appearance under Natural Illumination,” won the CMU School of Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award.

His research interests lie at the intersection of computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning.  In particular, he is interested in exploring how physics-based models and data-driven machine learning techniques can be unified to better understand, model, interpret, and recreate the richness of our visual world.

Areas of Interest

  • Computer vision
  • Applications of machine learning in artificial vision and computer graphics
  • High dynamic range imaging
  • Appearance and geometry capture
  • Perception for autonomous mobile robots
  • Understanding of lighting in images


Research Thrust

  • Physical Environment

Research Group

  • LVSN
  • CeRVIM

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