Francesc/François Antón Castro

Francesc/François Antón Castro

Associate Professor

Elektrovej, Building 328, Room 126

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Denmark

Phone: 45253410

Fax: 45259575

François Anton is an Associate Professor at the Research Division of Geodesy at the National Space Institute (DTU Space). He moved from the research group on Computer Graphics and Image Analysis of DTU Informatics.

He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia (U.B.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada).

After defending his Ph. D. thesis titled "Voronoi diagrams of semi-algebraic sets", François Anton started an Alberta Ingenuity Fund Fellowship in Computer Graphics (implicit modelling with semi-algebraic sets) at the Laboratory of Visual and Interactive Computing (VIC) in the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada).

During this post-doctoral fellowship, he proposed, created and taught a new hybrid (undergraduate/graduate) course on spatial databases at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary.

He has worked extensively with generalised Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay graphs and their applications to photogrammetry, spatial databases and object reconstruction. François Anton's research interests include photogrammetry, computational geometry, interval analysis, computational algebra, computational algebraic geometry, computer graphics, image reconstruction, spatial databases and GIS.

Please note that the course 02288 Advanced Databases has been renumbered: it is now 30535 Spatial, temporal, spatio-temporal and multimedia databases.

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Education

1993 - 1995 M. Sc. in Geomatics - Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada
1998 - 2003 Ph.D. Computer Science - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Academic grades

B. Sc. E. in Geometry (Diplôme niveau II du CNAM) from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

M. A.T.D.R. in Urban and Regional Planning from Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada

M. Sc. in Geomatics from Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada

Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Professional experience

2005 - 2009 Adjunct professor (UNB, GGE) - University of New Brunswick, Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
2006 - 2006 Chargé de cours (lecturer) (UMCM) - Université de Moncton, Campus de Moncton, Informatique (computer science, Faculty of Science)
2006 - Associate Professor (IMM) - Technical University of Denmark, Informatics and Mathematical Modelling

Languages

Spanish, French, Danish (beginner), Italian (somewhat forgotten), Catalan, English

Expertise

Computational Geometry, Voronoi / Dirichlet tessellations, Delaunay graphs, Interval Newton methods, Reconstruction / Interpolation, Meshes and topological data structures (computer graphics), Spatial databases, Geographic Information Systems,

International experience

Canada: New Brunswick (Acadie): lecturer and adjunct professor; Québec: M. Sc. student, research assistant and research engineer; British Columbia: Ph.D. student, research assistant, teaching assistant; Alberta (post-doctoral researcher, lecturer); France: student, visiting student funded by French government and Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique at INRIA Sophia Antipolis.

Other information

New Brunswich Innovation Foundation Research Assistantships (2: 2006 and 2007, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada); Intergraph Education Grant (2,6 million USD, Visual Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada); Alberta Ingenuity Fellowship (Visual Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada); Terrific Teaching Assistant Honour Award (Discrete Mathematics, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada); Canadian (FCAR, British Columbia Advanced Systems Institute, Natural Sciences and Engineering Rersearch Council) doctoral scholarships (Bioinformatics, Empirical & Theoretical Algorithmics Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, U.B.C.); Spanish (Departamento de Matemática Aplicada I, Universidad de Sevilla, declined) and French Government (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Unité de Sophia-Antipolis) doctoral scholarships;

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  • e-M R Sections

    ISSNs: 2326-7798, 0025-5629

    american mathematical society, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): no

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  • The Visual Computer

    ISSNs: 0178-2789

    Springer, Germany

    FI (2013): 1, ISI indexed (2013): yes

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  • International Journal of Health Geographics

    ISSNs: 1476-072X

    BioMed Central Ltd., United Kingdom

    FI (2013): 1, ISI indexed (2013): yes

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