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Michel Dojat

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Position: INSERM Research Engineer (IRHC)


Address :
Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences
Université Joseph Fourier - Site Santé
Chemin Fortuné Ferrini
38706 La Tronche Cedex
Ph : +33 (0)4 56 52 06 01 (office)
Fax: 33 (0)4 56 52 05 98
Admin Assistant: 33 (0)4 56 52 05 99
Office Location: Map


Background and Position

I was born in France in 1959. I received my engineering diploma from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon in applied physics in 1982, my PhD thesis in Computer Science in 1994 from University de Compiègne and my 'Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches' in "Medical Informatics" in 1999 from University J. Fourier de Grenoble. From 1985 to 1988, I worked as research engineer in Télémécanique research center (Nanterre, 92, Fr) on the modelisation and design of sensors for industrial process control. Since 1988, I am with INSERM. During 10 years (1988-1998), I worked in the INSERM U296 at Henri Mondor Hospital (Créteil, Fr), a Laboratory devoted to Respiratory Physiology, where I developped AI-oriented systems for supervision artificial ventilation. During this period, I was member of the AI lab (LAFORIA) of University Paris 6. In 1998, I joined the INSERM Functional Neuroimaging and Brain Perfusion team (formely U594) at the Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences (U836).

Research areas

My research interests are in neuroinformatics, neuroimagerie, signal and image analysis, and cognitive science.

I am involved in human brain studies based on functional neuroimaging. My favourite application is Human Vision. A collaboration with Jean-Michel Hupé (CERCO Toulouse) aims at exploring brain networks implicated in synesthesia . The new project COCOA explores the neural correlates of color assimilation. I also study vision deficit especially related to Parkinson's disease progression.
From the methodological point view, I develop methods for structural (see MR brain scans segmentation projects, LOCUS, P-LOCUS), or functional (see SELMIC project, AINSI project) image processing.

I manage projects in Neuroinformatics to facilitate data and image processing sharing in neuroimaging (see the precursor NeuroLOG project) and the current IAM (Information Analysis and Management) project gathering a consortium of teams for designing a versatile facility for data and image processing tool management for in vivo imaging in the context of France Life Imaging FLI .

I manage NICOSIA (NeuroImaging, Cognition, Signal and Image Analysis) a translaboratory group which gathers in Grenoble scientists interested in various methodological aspects of neuroimaging data processing.

I worked on artificial cognitive systems for patient monitoring, temporal reasoning and models for medical reasoning. The application field was Automatic Control of therapy delivered to patients hospitalized in intensive care units. A prototype of a computerized protocol for pressure support delivrance was firstly designed (The NéoGanesh System ). Several scientific publications demonstrate its therapeutic interest and an industrial version embedded into a commercial respirator in now available (SmartCARE/PS and details in Mersmann and Dojat ECAI'04 paper with new extensions under study The Saena project ).

I regularly serve on review of international journals and the scientific committees of international conferences.
I am member of the editorial board of the Artificial Intelligence Journal and Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine.

Student & Post-Doctoral

* Masters : Past, Present and Future

*PhD Thesis : Past, Present and Future

* Post-Doctoral : Past, Present and Future


List of available publications via Hal

A recent résumé of my publications (Feb 2015) ...


I teach functional image processing and signal processing in clinical monitoring.

I co-organize les Journées Inter-régionales de Formation en NeuroImagerie (IRM Anatomique & Fonctionnelle).

Technologies de l'Information en Santé Cours (in French) : Traitements d'images pour l'IRMf (Introduction) (IRM-Artefacts) (Traitements) (Biblio)
DESS Physicien Qualiticien Biomédical (UJF) Cours (in French) : Traitement d'Information en Anesthésie-Réanimation (slides1) (slides2)
Master II R: Psychologie (UPMF) Cours (in French) : Traitements d'images pour l'IRMf (Tourd'Horizon) (IRM-Artefacts) (Traitements) (Statistique) (Biblio)
Master II R: Biologie (UJF) Cours (in French) : (La Vision Humaine)


* ShaNoir: neuroimaging data management system

* BALC: Brain A LA Carte


*Large volume exchange via UJF

* Project management

* Intranet

* 3T Calendar

* Inserm Collaborative Space

Functional Neuroimaging and Brain Perfusion

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Updated February 2015