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Adj. Prof. Abdenour Hadid received his Doctor of Science in Technology degree in electrical and information engineering from the University of Oulu Finland ( in 2005, and the Professional Specialization Studies in Business Engineering from Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland ( in 2008. Since 2010, he is an Adjunct Professor (Docent) and senior researcher in the Center for Machine Vision Research ( of the University of Oulu. He made significant contributions to the state-of-the-art and his work is gaining increasing interest in the scientific community. He served as a member of the organizing committee of several international workshops. He lectured already 08 invited talks and 07 tutorials in international events (e.g. FG2011, ICIAP2011, ACCV2009, ICPR2008 etc.). He was/is involved in several national/European projects. He is currently a work package leader in the FP7 EU project TABULA RASA ( dealing with vulnerabilities of different biometric systems under spoofing attacks. He co-organized the first Algerian summer school on biometrics ( in Algiers in 2010. He is the tutorial chair of IPTA2012 conference and the main organizer of the forthcoming LBP2012 workshop that was be held in South Korea. He is the Area Editor for the Journal of Advanced Computing Technologies (2011-), a guest editor of the special issue on LBP for the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (2011), an editorial board member of the International Journal of Computer Vision & Signal Processing (2011-) etc. He is a member of the Pattern Recognition Society of Finland and the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). He has been visiting the Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Science (Prof. Stan Li) in spring 2006, the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo (Prof. Y. Sato) in summer 2009, the Eurecom Institute at Sophia Antipolis (Prof. J-L Dugelay) in summer 2010 and the University of Cagliari (Prof. F. Roli) in fall 2011. He will be visiting the University of California Santa Barbara (Prof. Matthew Turk) in fall 2013 and Michigan State University (Prof. Anil Jain) in Summer 2013. He is a recipient of several personal research grants and is active in raising research funds. He acted as an opponent and reviewer in many PhD defenses. According to Google scholar, his h-index is 21 and his work is already cited more than 4000 times ( Prof. Hadid is fluent in several languages including Berber, Finnish, French, Arabic and English.


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