Sébastien Marcel


Senior researcher at Idiap

Head of Biometrics group at Idiap

Director Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing

Project Coordinator TABULA RASA and BEAT

Lecturer at EPFL

Associate Editor IEEE TIFS

Idiap research institute

Rue Marconi 19

1920 Martigny - Switzerland

Phone: +41 27 721 77 27

Fax: +41 27 721 77 12

Email: sebastien DOT marcel AT idiap DOT ch

Dr Sébastien Marcel

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Research on image processing and pattern recognition

Team Supervision (PhD and PostDoc)

Teaching (EPFL, International Master in Biometrics)

ISO SC37 Biometrics member for Switzerland

FP7 Project Coordinator (BEAT, TABULA RASA, MOBIO)

Consulting on biometrics (face recognition, anti-spoofing)

Short Bio

Sébastien Marcel received the Ph.D. degree in signal processing from Université de Rennes I in France (2000) at CNET, the research center of France Telecom (now Orange Labs). He is currently interested in pattern recognition and machine learning with a focus on biometrics.

He is a senior researcher at the Idiap Research Institute (CH), where he heads a research team and conducts research on face recognition, speaker recognition and spoofing attacks detection.

In 2010, he was appointed Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Cagliari (IT) where he taught a series of lectures in face recognition.

He is lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he is teaching on “Fundamentals in Statistical Pattern Recognition”. He serves on the Program Committee of several scientific journals and international conferences in pattern recognition and computer vision.

He is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and  Security, a Co-editor of the “Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing”, a Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and  Security Special Issue on “Biometric Spoofing and Countermeasures”, and Co-editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine  Special  Issue on “Biometric Security and Privacy”.

Finally he is the principal investigator of international research projects including MOBIO (EU FP7 Mobile Biometry), TABULA RASA (EU FP7 Trusted Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks) and BEAT (EU FP7 Biometrics Evaluation and Testing).