Riwal Lefort has joined Idiap for a postdoc under the supervision of Dr François Fleuret.

He will work on neuron classification in videos, in a joint project with EPFL, University of Geneva, and University of Basel. More precisely he is going to study how to characterize neuron development dynamics, and their relation to gene expression.

Riwal defended his PhD in November 2010, in Brest, France. His PhD thesis focused on weakly supervised machine learning. He investigated the use of decision trees and random forests to fish school classification in images, to assess fish stocks and study marine ecosystems.