Computer Vision News - March 2021

24 Women in Computer Vision Stéphanie Allassonnière is a Professor at the University of Paris and Part time Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique in the Math Department. She is also a chair holder at the PR[AI]RIE Institute, an artificial intelligence institution in the Paris area, where she is the Deputy Director in charge of health. She is the co-founder of Sonio, an AI company developing a companion tool for gynecologists and sonographers to help detect rare fetal disorders. Stéphanie, where do we start from? My background is in mathematics, so let’s start from math. OK, I have a very easy question about math. Are you ready? Yes! Who said: “We should review the very abstract teachings that are taught at schools and show students that math and physics can be useful also to regulate traffic, pollution, ecology, endangered wildlife, and help doctors in their diagnostics”? Who said that? Someone who is very, very, very interesting! Do you agree with that person? Was it Yann LeCun ? No, it was Stéphanie Allassonnière. “If you are not passionate, you cannot do good research!” Credit: Alain Potignon