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In memoriam Didier Aubert

In memoriam - LEPSIS - Portrait of Didier AUBERT

Dr. Didier Aubert passed away suddenly on the 8th of May 2016, at the age of 54. He leaves to mourn his wife and their three daughters.

Didier Aubert had been heading the LEPSiS since 2011.

He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees respectively in 1985 and 1989 from the National Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble (INPG). From 1989 to 1990, he worked as a research scientist on the development of an automatic road following system for the NAVLAB at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States. From 1990 to 1994, he worked in the research department of a private company (ITMI, France). During this period he was leading several projects dealing with computer vision. In 1995 he joined INRETS (French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research) and became a member of the LIVIC (Laboratory for Vehicle-Infrastructure-Driver Interactions) when it was founded in 1999. From 2002 to 2009 he managed the LIVIC perception team, and served as deputy head of the LIVIC from 2007 to 2010.

Didier Aubert conducted applied research on car traffic monitoring, crowd monitoring, incidents detection, perception in adverse visibility conditions, automated highway and on on-board driving assistance systems. He taught at several French universities (Paris VI, Paris XI, Paris XII, Evry, Versailles) and engineering schools (ENPC, ENST, ENSMP). He is the author and co-author of many scientific papers and participated in the write-up of several books. He received the "most influential paper over the decade" award from the Conference on Machine Vision Applications in 2013.

All his colleagues acknowledge the passion and energy that he put into his work, as well as his great kindness.

They will always carry his memory in their heart.