Laurent El Shafey, new PhD student

Laurent El Shafey has joined Idiap in January to work on Face Recognition.

Before coming to Switzerland, Laurent received a B.S. and M.S. degree from Supelec in France, a "Grande Ecole" of engineering in the forefront of Energy and Information Science. He next received a M.S. degree in computer science from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. There, he did his master thesis in the Multimodal Interactive Systems group headed by Prof. Bernt Schiele, working on Pedestrian Detection on Onboard Video Data.
At Idiap, Laurent is going to work with the research team of Dr. Sébastion Marcel on Face Recognition using Invariant Visual Features.