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Centre de Vision Numérique (CVN)

Research unit


CVN is at the crossroads between mathematics and computer science. It focuses its research on computer vision and its numerous applications, machine learning, and the analysis of biomedical imagery. CVN is therefore active in varied research fields (from image reconstruction to autonomous vehicles, or even computer assisted surgery), making it an active partner with several industry leading corporations.


  • Mr Jean-Christophe PESQUET

Innovation themes

Map and access

Avenue Joliot Curie

Our research areas


- computer vision
- machine learning
- analysis of biomedical imagery
- 3D modelling
- virtual anatomy
- autonomous vehicles
- videosurveillance
- image blending
- image analysis

Applications sectors

  • IT / software
  • Other business
  • Defence
  • Automotive industry
  • Art / Culture
  • Tourism / Accommodation / Catering
  • Sports / Leisure

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 25
Number of researchers : 5
Number of doctoral students : 17


Our results

Valuation offer

- DROP (mono and mulit-mode fusion for medical imaging)
- FastPD (optimisation platform for computer vision)
- GraPes (image parsing library) http://cvn.ecp

Projects examples

CVN organized a summer school in biomedical imagery analysis supported by Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

INRIA, École des Ponts-ParisTech, Henri Mondor University Hospital, European Hospital Georges Pompidou, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Montpelier University Hospital, Supélec, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Technical University of Munich, University of Lugano, University of Oxford

Private collaborations

- collaboration with several major companies


Establishments of affiliation