Yousri Kessentini 
Senior researcher at CRNS
Certified as an official Deep Learning instructor & ambassador from NVIDIA DLI
Email : yousri.kessentinigmail.com
Phone : +216 74863042
Fax : +216 74863041
Address: CRNSTechnopole of Sfax, PO Box 275,  Sakiet Ezzit, 3021 Sfax, Tunisia.


I am currently Assitant Professor at the Digital Research Center of Sfax (CRNS) and the head of the DeepVision research team. I am also a member of the MIRACL LaboratoryI obtained my Ph.D. degree from University of Rouen in 2009 and my engineer's degree from the National Engineering School of Sfax (Tunisia). Before joining CRNS, i was postdoctoral researcher at ITESOFT company. 
My current research interests center around Deep learning, Pattern recognition, Document processing, Computer vision and data fusion. 

  • News !
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal: Special issue I am a Guest Editor of the special issue on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence based Multimedia Systems and Applications in Multimedia Tools and Applications journal.Link: https://www.springer.com/journal/11042/updates/17859710
    Posted May 5, 2020, 8:32 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • We organize the 4th edition of MedPRAI The 4th edition of MedPRAI will be held in Hammamet (Tunisia) from 20 to 22 December 2020. MedPRAI is organized by the Digital Research Center of Sfax (CRNS) and MIRACL laboratory.Link : https://medprai2020.sciencesconf.org/
    Posted Feb 23, 2020, 11:14 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • IPTA 2020 Special Session Machine learning for Intelligent Vehicles We organize a special session on Machine learning for Intelligent Vehicles in the tenth International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications IPTA 2020Special Session Chairs:Hedi Tabia, IBISC, Univ-Evry, Université Paris-Saclay, France.Yousri Kessentini, Digital research center of Sfax, Tunisia.Son Vu, ETIS, CNRS UMR-8051, ENSEA, France.more information :  http://www.ipta-conference.com/ipta20/images/Documents/SS4-IPTA-2020-CFP.pdf  
    Posted Feb 23, 2020, 11:19 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Intelligent Systems and Pattern Recognition" I am a Guest Editor of the special issue on Recent Advances in Intelligent Systems and Pattern Recognition in the International Journal of Computational Systems EngineeringLink: https://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=5120
    Posted Feb 23, 2020, 9:40 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in Neural Computing and Applications journal Our paper "Hybrid HMM/BLSTM system for multi-script keyword spotting in printed and handwritten documents with identification stage" is accepted for publication in Neural Computing and Applications journal. August 2019, Impact Factor: 4.664   
    Posted Aug 7, 2019, 5:08 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • Organization of the second edition of IndabaX Tunisia It has been my honor and privilege to act as the Chairman of the of the second edition of IndabaX Deep Learning Tunisia, and this on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Sakiet Ezzit Culture House, Sfax.This prestigious conference is an event that aims to highlight the latest advances in Deep Learning, strengthen links between community experts and promote its application in different fields.Link of the event: https://indabaxsfax-18.webself.net/
    Posted Jul 20, 2019, 5:07 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters Our paper "Generalized Laplacian Pyramid Pan-sharpening Gain Injection Prediction based on CNN" is accepted in IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, July 2019. Impact Factor: 3.534   
    Posted Jul 24, 2019, 4:01 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in Expert Systems With Applications Our paper "A Two-Stage Deep Neural Network for Multi-norm License Plate Detection and Recognition" is accepted in Expert Systems With Applications journal, June 2019. Impact Factor: 4.292   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2019.06.036
    Posted Jul 3, 2019, 9:14 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in Pattern Recognition Our paper "Out of Vocabulary Word Detection and Recovery in Arabic Handwritten Text Recognition" is accepted in Pattern Recognition journal, Mai 2019.  Impact Factor: 5.898    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2019.05.003
    Posted Jul 10, 2019, 12:50 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • Guest editor of International Journal of Computers and Applications I am a Guest editor of the special issue on Emerging trends in multimedia information processing of the International Journal of Computers and ApplicationsLink: Special issue on Emerging trends in multimedia information processing
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 3:05 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • Artificial intelligence interview My interiew on artificial intelligence in the TECH YOUR MIND program of JCI
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 6:52 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • Certified as an official NVIDIA DLI instructor & ambassador I am proud to announce that I just got certified as an official NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute instructor and ambassador after a successful certification interview at GTC EUROPE 2018 in Munich
    Posted Jul 3, 2019, 9:30 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in Neurocomputing Our paper "Evidential Combination of SVM Classifiers for Writer Recognition" is accepted in NeuroComputing journal, Mai 2018. Impact Factor: 4.072  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2018.05.096
    Posted Jul 3, 2019, 9:12 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • AWARDED A NVIDIA GPU GRANT for my Deep Learning Research I am pleased to announce that i have been awarded an nVidia GPU Grant. The grant consists in a cutting-edge processing system for Deep Learning applications based on Titan Xp GPU that will be used for our latest projects.NVIDIA’s Academic Programs Team is dedicated to empowering and collaborating with professors and researchers at universities worldwide. The aim is to inspire cutting-edge technological innovation and to find new ways of enhancing faculty research as well as the teaching and learning experience.
    Posted Jul 3, 2019, 9:31 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • A demo of our GAPRPI plateform GAPRPI is a license plate recognition solution adapted to Tunisian vehicles. It was developed as part of the VRR REIVE project (Vehicle Identity REcognition) in collaboration between CRNS and KOTECH.You can test our GAPRPI solution by following this link: http://41.229.96.242/RPI.htm
    Posted May 5, 2018, 8:34 AM by Yousri Kessentini
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