Pr. A. Baskurt was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1960. He received the B.S. degree in 1984, the M.S. in 1985 and the Ph.D. in 1989, all in electrical engineering from INSA of Lyon, France. From 1989 to 1998, he was “Maître de Conférences” at INSA of Lyon. Since 1998, he is Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, first at the University Claude Bernard of Lyon, and now at INSA of Lyon.
Between 2003 and march 2008, he was the Director of the Telecommunication Department of INSA.
Between septembre 2006 and december 2008, he was “Chargé de mission” on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at the French Research Ministry MESR.
From 2008 to 2015, he was the Director of the LIRIS Research Lab., UMR CNRS 5205.
Currently, he is a member of “Conseil National des Universités”, CNU section 27.
Since June 2017, he assumes his new duties as “Conseiller Scientifique de Pilotage (CSP) ” (Scientific Advisor) of the HCERES (Haut Conseil de l'Evaluation de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Supérieur). His mission will consist to manage the evaluation of all the research laboratories working in Information Science and Technology (IST) domain in France.
Pr. A. Baskurt leads his research activities in the IMAGINE team of LIRIS. His technical research and experience include digital image processing, 2D-3D data analysis for segmentation, compression and retriveal, video content analysis for action recognition and object tracking.