Jean-Yves Dufour is Head of the Vision Lab at Thales/CEA common research laboratory. Since early 2009, he has been running the video analytics joint laboratory of the innovation office of the Thales DSC division (Defense and Security C4I Systems). This laboratory is set up in partnership with the CEA-LIST (one of the top three academic research centers in France). In parallel to his professional activities, he teaches image processing at ISEN, Lille, France.