Abdelâali Hassaïne




Postdoctoral Fellow
Men's Library
Room 102
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Qatar University
2713 Doha
Qatar
Mobile: (+974) 33236107
hassaine (at) qu (dot) edu (dot) qa



I am a postdoctoral researcher at Qatar University.
I work within this postdoctoral position on the development of a new system for document management and writer identification.

I have also worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Laboratoire Hubert Curien on the authentication and calibration of multispectral images of paintings.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Morphological Image Processing, Center of Mathematical Morphology, Mines ParisTech, France, 2009.
  • “Master recherche” degree in Computer graphics and image processing, INSA de Lyon, France, 2006.
  • “Ingénieur d'Etat” degree, Majoring in Computer Science, Université Aboubekr Belkaïd de Tlemcen, Algeria, 2005.

Research interests

  • Image processing and mathematical morphology,
  • Document image processing, compression of manuscript images, signature verification, writer identification, lines and words segmentation, feature extraction and classification,
  • Restoration of optical soundtracks.

Awards and honors

  • Winning Dutch offline signature verification system in the 2011 Signature Verification Competition for On- and Offline Skilled Forgeries (announced in ICDAR 2011),
  • Winning writer identification system in the Music Scores: Writer Identification and Staff Removal (announced in ICDAR 2011),
  • Winning handwriting segmentation system in the 2010 Handwriting Segmentation Contest (announced in ICFHR 2010),
  • Winning offline-signature verification system in the 2009 International Signature Verification Competition SigComp09 (announced in ICDAR 2009),
  • Top-ranked student in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University of Tlemcen in 2005,
  • Top-ranked student in the first year common-core syllabus at the University of Tlemcen in 2000.

Publications

Patent

  • B. Besserer, E. Decencière and A. Hassaïne, Method of and device for reproduction of an audio signal and/or an audio track, European Patent Application, Publication No. EP 2341390 A1 published on 6 July 2011.

Journals

  • T. D. Kitching, J. Rhodes, C. Heymans, R. Massey, Q. Liu, M. Cobzarenco, B. L. Cragin, A. Hassaïne, D. Kirkby, E. Jin Lok, D. Margala, J. Moser, M. O'Leary, A. M. Pires and S. Yurgenson, Image Analysis for Cosmology: Shape Measurement Challenge Review & Results from the Mapping Dark Matter Challenge, Arxiv preprint arXiv:1204.4096, 2012. (to appear in New Astronomy Reviews).
  • A. Hassaïne, E. Decencière and B. Besserer, Efficient restoration of variable area soundtracks, Image Analysis & Stereology. June 2009.
  • J. Taquet, B. Besserer, A. Hassaïne and E. Decencière, Detection and correction of under/overexposed optical soundtracks by coupling image and audio signal processing, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Vol. 2008.

Conferences

  • S. Al-Maadeed, W. Ayouby, A. Hassaïne, A. Al-Mejali and A. Al-Yazeedi, Arabic Signature Verification Datasets, The International Arab Conference on Information Technology, 2012.
  • A. Hassaïne, Automated essay scoring using structural and grammatical features, Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol. 2012.
  • A. Hassaïne and S. Al Maadeed, Feature-based Method for Automatic Writer Identification, Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol. 2012.
  • A. Hassaïne and S. Al Maadeed, Detecting Forgeries and Disguised Signatures in Online Signature Verification, Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol. 2012.
  • Y. Elmir, S. Al Maadeed, A. Amira and A. Hassaïne, A Multi-modal Face and Signature Biometric Authentication System Using a Max-of-Scores Based Fusion Neural Information Processing, 19th International Conference on, 2012.
  • A. Hassaïne and S Al Maadeed, An Online Signature Verification System for Forgery and Disguise Detection, Neural Information Processing, 19th International Conference on, 2012.
  • A. Hassaïne, S. Al Maadeed and A. Bouridane, A Set of Geometrical Features for Writer Identification, Neural Information Processing, 19th International Conference on, 2012.
  • S. Al-Maadeed, W. Ayouby, A. Hassaïne, J. Alja'am, QUWI: An Arabic and English Handwriting Dataset for Offline Writer Identification, Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, 13th International Conference on, p. 742-747, 2012.
  • A. Hassaïne and S. Al Maadeed, ICFHR2012 Competition on Writer Identification - Challenge 2: Arabic Scripts, Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, 13th International Conference on, p. 831-836, 2012.
  • A. Hassaïne, S. Al-Ma'adeed, J. Alja'am, A. Jaoua and A. Bouridane, The ICDAR2011 Arabic Writer Identification Contest, in 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Beijing, China. September 2011.
  • A. Hassaïne, E. Decencière, B. Besserer, N. Ricordel and C. Comte, Restoration of optical soundtracks in motion picture films by digital image processing, in Joint Technical Sumposium, Digital Challenges and Digital Opportunities in Audiovisual Archiving, Oslo, Norway, May 2010.
  • A. Hassaïne, E. Decencière and B. Besserer, Restoration of variable density film soundtracks, in 17th European Signal Processing Conference, Glasgow, UK. August 2009.
  • B. Besserer, A. Hassaïne and E. Decencière, Restoration of Under/Overexposed Optical Soundtracks, Archiving 2008, Bern, Switzerland, 2008.
  • E. Brun, A. Hassaïne, B. Besserer and E. Decencière, Restoration of variable area soundtracks, in 2007 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • A. Hassaïne, V. Eglin and S. Bres, Une méthode de compression sans perte pour les images de documents basée sur la séparation en couches (A lossless compression method for document images based on layers separation), CORESA 2007. Montpellier, France.

PhD thesis

Miscellanea

Curriculum Vitae

  • You can download my C.V. here.