Professor at École Polytechnique
Université de Montréal, P.Q., Canada
Over the years, he has been involved in many pattern recognition projects, particularly in the field of on-line and off-line handwriting analysis and processing. His main contribution has been the development of a kinematic theory of rapid human movements which can take into account the major psychophysical phenomena reported in studies dealing with rapid movements. The theory has been found successful in describing the basic kinematic properties of velocity profiles as observed in finger, hand, arm, head and eye movements. Professor Plamondon has studied and analyzed these biosignals extensively in order to develop creative and powerful methods and systems in various domains of engineering. Fellow of NIAS (1989), of IAPR (1994) and of IEEE (2000), Professor Plamondon has been involved in the planning and organization of numerous international conferences and workshops and has worked with scientists from many countries. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 publications and owner of four patents. He recently received the IAPR/ICDAR 2013 outstanding achievement award for “theoretical contributions to the understanding of human movement and its applications to signature verification, handwriting recognition, instruction, and health assessment, and for promoting on-line document processing in numerous multidisciplinary fields”.
Development of a kinematic theory of rapid human movements