About Denis Poussart
Denis Poussart
Job title:
Retired Professor
Office: PLT-1114-N
Personal WEB:
Research interests:
  • Computer Vision, especially related to 3D sensing and modeling
  • Advanced processing architectures, including focal plane VLSI sensing
  • Distributed virtual environments, with emphasis on hard real time aspects linked to critical applications in industry and medecine

  • My current undergraduate teaching, cource GEL-21405, is in the area of design, which I have always seen as being at the core of an engineer's education. Web sites (in French) are available here and here with current activities and discussions.
  • For a number of years I have also been teaching graduate cource in Scientific Writing and Communication, GEL-64324.

Academic degrees:
  • Ph. D., M. Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Leiden (Biophysics)
  • B. Appl. Sc., Université Laval (Electrical Engineering)
  • B. A., Université Laval

  • Since 1968, I have been a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and involved in the development of a research thrust in the area of computer vision.

Activities and Associations:
  • V-P Research at Centre Informatique de Montréal. CRIM is a non-for-profit, Montréal-based organization with over 100 corporate (industrial and university) members and collaborative R&D activities in information technologies.
  • Member of the Board, Canarie Inc., Canada's advanced Internet development organization. Among recent achievements of Canarie is the implementation of CA*net 3, the world's first national optical Internet, with a 40-gigabit capability based on Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing.
  • Member of the Science and Technology Council of Quebec, an advisory entity to the Government of Québec on issues connected to the development of S&T.

Distinctions and Awards:
  • 1999 Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Image Processing Society and Pattern Recognition Society, for "accomplishments in the field of computer vision and his active participation in the development of the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence"
  • Elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 1996.
  • In 1998, ATREF, a R&D development for which I was Project Leader, received the Excellence and the Innovation Awards from the Fédération Informatique du Québec. ATREF objective was to foster the introduction of advanced design, control and simulation in forestry, taking the view that modern forestry machinery and practice could benefit from telerobotics principles. The Project was managed from CRIM, with Dr. Paul Freedman as a P.I. Its simulation technology is currently commercialized by Simlog.
  • Summa Award for research, Université Laval, 1989 and 1996.
  • Listed in the Great Canadian Scientist Reference.

  • Listed in Who's Who in America, since 1989 and in the Canadian Who's Who since 1995.


Collaborative work and Supervised projects (3)

Available publications (38)


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