Email: A.B@inria.fr (replace A by herve and B by jegou) Address: INRIA, Campus Universitaire de Beaulieu 35042 Rennes Cedex FRANCE Tel: +33 299 842 272
I am a researcher employed by INRIA, in the Texmex team headed by Patrick Gros. I am a former student of the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, holding a M.S. (2002) and PhD (2005) from University of Rennes I. During my PhD, I worked on error-resilient compression and joint source channel coding, supervised by Christine Guillemot. After that, I turned out to Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. I joined the LEAR group (INRIA Grenoble) as a permanent researcher in 2006, and moved to INRIA Rennes in 2009.
I co-founded the Milpix company in 2007, which offers some visual search solutions which were initially based on my research prototypes.
My work is mainly focused on computer vision, with most of my contributions focused on large scale indexing techniques (vectors/images/video), focusing on compressed-domain search techniques that scale from millions to billions of vectors/images while being ressource-efficient (CPU+memory). In particular, I showed that, using product quantization, one can efficiently search in a compressed set of vectors without decompressing it.
Internships (3-6 months) from students making a PhD in a foreign University.