French-Singaporean cooperation in Education and Research
Antoine Veillard was awarded, on Tuesday the 11th of December 2012, a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) for his work in machine learning theory. He obtained his Diplôme d’Ingénieur (M.Sc.) in 2009 from École Polytechnique of Paris, which is renowned for providing top-level, multidisciplinary scientific education, and subsequently joined the Double Degree Programme between the French Grandes Écoles and NUS. The event marks a noteworthy milestone on the path of educational and scientific cooperation between France and Singapore.
Dr. Veillard’s main research topic is the fusion of statistical data and human-understandable knowledge. During his Ph.D., Antoine developed a sustained collaboration with the Image and Pervasive Access Lab, a joint French-Singaporean institute, leading state-of-the-art research in biomedical image understanding and wellbeing management. IPAL is a partnership of several French and Singaporean research and educational institutions including: A*STAR, NUS, CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and Institut Mines-Télécom.
Together with a team of researchers from IPAL, Antoine worked on the Cognitive Microscope (MICO) project aimed at providing automatic diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer from histopathological images. The MICO project involves partners from the medical field (the National University Hospital in Singapore and the Groupement Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris), and the industry (Tribvn, Thales and Agfa Healthcare France).
Antoine’s thesis was co-supervised by Dr. Stéphane Bressan, Associate Professor at NUS SoC and Dr. Daniel Racoceanu, Director of IPAL Professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie and Adjunct at NUS SoC.