Yousri Kessentini 
Senior researcher at CRNS & head of DeepVision research team
Certified as an official Deep Learning instructor & ambassador from NVIDIA DLI
Email : yousri.kessentinicrns.rnrt.tn
            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 SM@RTS 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 and LITIS. 
My current research interests center around Deep learning, Pattern recognition, Document processing, Computer vision and data fusion. 

  • News !
  • The MedPRAI proceeding book is online This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th Mediterranean Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, MedPRAI 2020, held in Hammamet, Tunisia, in December 2020.​ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held online.The 24 revised papers presented were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. The papers are covering the topics of recent advancements in different areas of pattern recognition and artificial intelligence.DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71804-6
    Posted Apr 3, 2021, 4:47 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in Applied Soft Computing Our paper "Federated learning for COVID-19 screening from Chest X-ray images" is accepted in Applied Soft Computing journal, Mars 2021. Impact Factor: 5.472, Q1  In this work, we present a collaborative federated learning framework allowing multiple medical institutions screening COVID-19 from Chest X-ray images using deep learning without sharing patient data. We investigate several key properties and specificities of federated learning setting including the not independent and identically distributed (non-IID) and unbalanced data distributions that naturally arise. We experimentally demonstrate that the proposed federated learning framework provides competitive results to that of models trained by sharing data, considering two different model architectures. These findings would encourage medical institutions to adopt collaborative process and reap ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2021, 4:17 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • I participated in the webinar: Devenir et Impact de l'IA sur le quotidien I have participated in the Webinar organized by Tunisa FOR ALL: Devenir et Impact de l'IA sur le quotidien.The topic of my presentation is Artificial Intelligence and its applications to robotic and computer vision. 
    Posted Mar 11, 2021, 12:39 PM by Yousri Kessentini
  • Our grant proposal is accepted – STINT Sweden Our Project “DocPRESERV: Preserving & Processing Historical Document Images with Artificial Intelligence” is accepted in the Initiation Grants for Internationalisation program financed by STINT (The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) . PartnerBlekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona (Sweden)                                                Award: 50000 DT.
    Posted Feb 4, 2021, 8:30 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • Best Student Paper Award at ICPR'2020 Our paper “A Few-shot Learning Approach for Historical Encoded Manuscript Recognition" won the Best Student Paper Award at the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition.The Overall Oral acceptance rate in ICPR’20220 is 4,4% (144 over 3250 submissions)==> Link to our paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.12577
    Posted Jan 17, 2021, 5:14 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in Pattern Recognition Our paper "Multi-Task Learning for Simultaneous Script Identification and Keyword Spotting in Document images" is accepted in Pattern Recognition journal, January 2021. Impact Factor: 7.196  
    Posted Jan 13, 2021, 12:58 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Our paper "DE-GAN: A Conditional Generative Adversarial Network for Document Enhancement" is accepted in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), September 2020. Impact Factor: 17.861  
    Posted Jan 13, 2021, 12:59 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • New accepted paper in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Our paper "Two stages Pan-sharpening Details Injection Approach based on very Deep Residual Networks" is accepted in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), August 2020.Impact Factor: 5.855  
    Posted Aug 18, 2020, 3:27 AM by Yousri Kessentini
  • 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: 4.774   
    Posted Feb 2, 2021, 7:34 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: 3.833   
    Posted Feb 2, 2021, 7:29 AM by Yousri Kessentini
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