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Awards, fellowships and scholarships received 

2013 Fellowship Université d’Evry val d’Essonne, France, guest professor researcher.

2011 Fellowship Université d’Orsay, Paris-Sud, guest professeur researcher.

2010 Fellowship IFSTTAR (INRETS-LCPC), France, guest researcher.

2008 Fellowship Galileo Institute, Université Paris 8-Paris 13, guest professor researcher.

2008 Fellowship from the City of Paris, fellow researcher at the Observatoire de Paris.

2008 Fellowship Universitad de Zacatecas, Mexico, guest professor researcher.

2005 Méritas Award, Canadian Network of Technology (CNT), NSERC stipend program to support

industrial research.

1999  Fellowship INRIA, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA),

Sophia-Antipolis, France, guest professor and researcher.

1995 et 1996

 Fellowship from the Science and Technology Agency (STA, Japan), keynote speaker

invited at the international conference ”New Frontiers in Optical Telecommunications and

Sensing”, March 1995 and March 1996, Tokyo

1991-1994 Fellowship from the Japan Science and Technology Fund (JSTF, Japan), 3-year stipend

awarded via the Canadian Ministery of Foreign Affairs and Trade for supporting the project

“Optical neural networks and their applications in image processing and pattern recognition”

carried out at INO.

1989-1990 Fellowship from the Japan International Science and Technology Exchange Center

(JISTEC, Japan), postdoctoral fellow at the Communications Research Laboratory, Koganei-shi,

Tokyo, Japan, supporting my project then “High resolution infrared speckle imaging applied to


1989 Scholarship from the japanese company NEC (Nippon Electric Corporation) C & C Award,

Foundation for Communication and Computer Promotion, Japon, invited keynote speaker.

1985-1989 BOMEM Canada Inc., 3-year stipend to support my doctoral research in Germany.

1985-1989 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany, 4-year grant supporting my

doctoral research entitled: “ Parametrische infrarot Spektrometrie”

1985 Scholarship award, ASI from NATO, funding to support my studies at the international

Theoretical Physics summer school, session XLV Advanced signal processing, Les Houches, France.

1984-1985 German scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD),


1980 Scholarship IAESTE Canada, supporting my internship as junior engineer at the BOSCH

Research Centre, BOSCH GmbH, Schwieberdingen, Germany

1978-1979 Inter-provincial award, 2-year scholarship, first rank from the Québec-Canada

university exchange program to support my studies at UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, while

teaching French at the University Hill High School, Vancouver School Board.

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