Knowledge Capitals

A Conversation with Patrick Le Callet, Professor at Nantes University

Patrick Le Callet is currently professor at  Ecole polytechnique de l’université de Nantes. He has teaching as an Assistant professor from 1997 to 1999 and as a full time lecturer from 1999 to 2003 at the department of Electrical engineering of Technical Institute of University of Nantes (IUT). Since 2003 is teaching at Ecole polytechnique de l’université de Nantes (Engineer School) in the Electrical Engineering and the Computer Science departments.  He was also a student at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan where he sat the “Aggrégation” (credentialing exam) in electronics of the French National Education. 

In 1997, he joined the Image & Video Communication group at CNRS IRCCyN. Since 2006, he is the head of this group that includes 9 permanent professors, 16 post doc and phd students, 5 research engineers. He is mostly engaged in research dealing with the application of human vision modeling in image and video processing. His current centres of interest are 3D image and video quality assessment, watermarking techniques and visual attention modeling and applications.

In this La Cité Nantes sponsored conversation, he explains to what extent Nantes can be considered as a knowledge capital and the role of La Cité Congress Centre in knowledge transfer.

Patrick Le Callet was awarded, through the University of Nantes, a prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award from the US National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His team has been working for years on the automatic evaluation of the quality of images and videos,, in particular in connection with Netflix. The award ceremony will take place in October 2021.

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