My main research interests are directed along developing statistical models and machine learning algorithms for:

  • human tracking and activity analysis
  • image and scene representation modeling
  • sequence analysis and multimedia content analysis.



  • doctoral and postdoctoral position available in computer vision and machine learning. See page.

I co-organized a special session on Behavior Imaging in October 2014 at ICIP, Paris.

Festival de Robotique 2013. The 'Perception et Activity Understanding' group presented the results of the european HUMAVIPS project in which he participated in audio-visual perception of people and of their non-verbal behaviors. Link to the boot and some pictures !

I have organised a summer school on Human Activity and Vision in October 2012.

I co-organised a workshop on Interactive Human Behavior Analysis in Open or Public Spaces in November 2011 in Amsterdam, as part of the International joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI).

Recent publications

Learning Multimodal Temporal Representation for Dubbing Detection in Broadcast Media
N. Le and J.-M. Odobez
ACM Multimedia conference (ACM MM), Amsterdam, Oct. 2015.

Deep Dynamic Neural Networks for Multimodal Gesture Segmentation and Recognition
D. Wu, L. Pigou, P.-J. Kindermans, N. Le, L. Shao, J. Dambre and J.-M. Odobez
IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 38(8), pp 1583--1597 2016.

Combining dynamic head pose–gaze mapping with the robot conversational state for attention recognition in human–robot interactions
S.Sheikhi and J.-M. Odobez
Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 66, pp 81-90, Nov. 2015.

Exploiting Long-Term Connectivity and Visual Motion in CRF-based Multi-Person Tracking
A. Heili, A. Lopez-Menez and J.-M. Odobez
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 23(7):3040-3056, 2014.

Temporal Analysis of Motif Mixtures using Dirichlet Processes
R. Emonet, J. Varadarajan and J.-M. Odobez
IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 36(1):140-156, January 2014.

Leveraging Colour Segmentation for Upper-Body Detection
S. Duffner and J.-M. Odobez
Pattern Recognition, 47(6):2222-2230, 2014.

Geometric Generative Gaze Estimation (G3E) for Remote RGB-D Cameras
K. Funes and J.-M. Odobez
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference (CVPR), 2014.

A Conditional Random Field approach for Audio-Visual people diarization
P. Gay, E. Khoury, S. Meignier, J.-M. Odobez and P. Deleglise
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2014.

What to Show? Automatic Stream Selection Among Multiple Sensors
R. Emonet, E. Oberzaucher and J.-M. Odobez
Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) , January 2014.

Exploiting Scene Cues for Dropped Object Detection
A. Lopez-Mendez, F. Monay and J.-M. Odobez
Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), January 2014.

A Track Creation and Deletion Framework for Long-Term Online Multi-Face Tracking
S. Duffner and J.-M. Odobez
IEEE Transaction on Image Processing, March 2013.

A Semi-Automated System for Accurate Gaze Coding in Natural Dyadic Interactions
K. Funes, L. Nguyen, D. Gatica-Perez and J.-M. Odobez
Proc. Int. Conf. on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI), Sydney 2013.