Rouat, Jean

Professeur, Faculté de génie
FAC. GÉNIE Électrique et informatique

Coordonnées

Courriel


819-821-8000, poste 63864


Site Web

Diplômes

(1996) Étude de la physiologie du système auditif. Post-doctorate (NA). Université de Lausanne.

(1995) Modélisation du système auditif. Post-doctorate (NA). Cambridge Life Sciences.

(1988) Analyse et reconnaissance de consonnes nasales, fricatives et liquides à l'aide de modèles statistiques et de réseaux procéduraux. Doctorate (Electrical Eng.). Univ. Sherbrooke GEGI - McGill School of Computer Science.

(1984) Utilisation de la quantification vectorielle sur un système de reconnaissance de parole continue à approche globale. Master's Thesis (Electrical Eng.). Université de Sherbrooke.

(1981) Modélisation de la propagation de la marée dans un estuaire. Bachelor's Equivalent (Maîtrise es science Physique). Université de Bretagne Occidentale.

Titres de compétence

(2004) Board of the technical IEEE committee on Machine Learning for Signal Processing. IEEE.

Elected Senior Member. IEEE- Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.

Ing. Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

ingénieur stagiaire. Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

Expérience académique

(2019) Appartenance Complémentaire. Université de Sherbrooke.

(2015-2019) Principal researcher, director and coordinator. CHIST-ERA IGLU.

(2018) Guest Prof. Technishe Universitat Graz.

Présentation

Sujets de recherche

Auditory System, Computer Science and Statistics, Neuronal Modeling, Neuronal Systems, Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics, Visual System.

Disciplines de recherche

Biomedical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Software Engineering, Neurosciences.

Mots-clés

Neural Networks, Neuromorphic Computing, deep learning, machine learning, AI: learning for interaction and representations, Cognitive Computing, models of Audition & Vision, Neural Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, Perceptive Signal Processing, Digital Signal Processing for human interactions.

Intérêts de recherche

Neuromorphic computing for Artificial Intelligence, Signal Processing and Neuroscience

Langues parlées et écrites

Anglais, Français

Prix et distinctions

  • (2100) Elected Senior Member IEEE. IEEE- Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers. (Distinction).
  • (2018) Adjunct researcher INO. National Optics Institute. (Distinction).

Financement

Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. UNICO - Unsupervised spiking neural networks with analog memristive devices for edge computing. European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information & Comm Sciences & Technologies. CHIST-ERA. 1355350 $ (2020-2022).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. UNICO - Unsupervised spiking neural networks with analog memristive devices for edge computing. European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Te. Analog Computing for Artificial Intelligence. 878415 $ (2019-2022).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. Développement et renforcement de stimulations électriques pour implants auditifs. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Équipe. 162000 $ (2018-2022).

Grant. (Under Review). Principal Applicant. Formation à l'APP pour les enseignants de l'IFI et de l'université de Hanoï. Ministère des Relations Internationales du Québec. Coopération Québec-Vietnam 2019-2021. 12000 $ (2019-2021).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. Neuromorphic Circuits for Large-Scale Quantum Systems. Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Canada First Research Excellence Fund. 237000 $ (2019-2021).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. Scene interpretation for sensory substitution and intelligent agents: a neurocomputational approach. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Discovery. 120000 $ (2016-2021).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. Fonds d'innovation pédagogique de l'université de Sherbrooke: Médiatisation et formation à distance en apprentissage machine et génie neuronal. University of Sherbrooke. FIP. 20000 $ (2018-2020).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. INTEL Neuromorphic Research Community: Unsupervised regulation for the self-organized CRITICAL recurrent neural network project on LOIHI & Audio-Visual Scene Analysis with spike-based representations for SNN. Intel (USA). travel and INRC for Loihi implementations. 3800 $ (2019).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. Équipement pour le projet développement et renforcement de stimulations électriques pour implants auditifs. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Recherche en équipe. 49620 $ (2018-2019).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. GPU for spiking neural networks and deep learning. Nvidia. Donation for research. 5000 $ (2018).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-investigator. Multichannel neural signal recording instrumentation for the central auditory system. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). John R. Evans Leaders Funds. 179038 $ (2016-2017).

Publications

Articles de revue

  • Moinnereau M-A, Rouat J, Whittingstall K, Plourde E. (2020). A frequency-band coupling model of EEG signals can capture features from an input audio stimulus. Hearing Research, 107994. DOI. (Published).
  • Richan* E, Rouat J. (2020). A proposal and evaluation of new timbre visualization methods for audio sample browsers. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, DOI. (Published).
  • Celotti* L, Brodeur* S, Rouat J. (2020). AriEL: volume coding for sentence generation. arXiv:2003.13600 [cs.CL], (Submitted).
  • Jérôme Abdelnour* and Giampiero Salvi and Jean Rouat. (2019). CLEAR: A Dataset for Compositional Language and Elementary Acoustic Reasoning. IEEE DataPort, http://dx.doi.org/10.21227/7x26-a025, [Online], DOI. (Published).
  • Jérôme Abdelnour* and Giampiero Salvi and Jean Rouat. (2019). From Visual to Acoustic Question Answering. arXiv:1902.11280v1, (Published).
  • Chanauria* N, Bharmauria V, Bachatène L, Cattan S, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2019). Sound induces change in orientation preference of V1 neurons: Audio-visual cross-influence. Neuroscience, 404(15 April), 48 - 61. DOI. (Published).
  • Sean UN Wood* and Jean Rouat. (2019). Unsupervised Low Latency Speech Enhancement with RT-GCC-NMF. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics In Signal Processing, 13(2), 332 - 346. DOI. (Published).
  • Belgoum*, Zakaria; Abdelnour* Jérôme , Brodeur* Simon , Rouat Jean. (2018). Audio dataset for Household Multimodal Environment (HoME). IEEE Dataport, http://dx.doi.org/10.21227/w77r-4902, [Online], DOI. (Published).
  • Brodeur*, Simon; Carrier*, Simon; Rouat, Jean. (2018). CREATE: Multimodal Dataset for Unsupervised Learning, Generative Modeling and Prediction of Sensory Data from a Mobile Robot in Indoor Environments. arXiv:1801.10214 [cs.RO], (Published).
  • Moinnereau, Marc-Antoine; Brienne, Thomas; Brodeur*, Simon; Rouat, Jean; Whittingstall Kevin, Plourde Eric. (2018). Classification of auditory stimuli from EEG signals with a regulated recurrent neural network reservoir. arXiv:1804.10322 [eess.SP], (Published).
  • Brodeur* S., Perez E., Anand A., Golemo F., Celotti* L, Strub F., Rouat J., Larochelle H., Courville A. (2018). HoME: a Household Multimodal Environment. arXiv:1711.11017 [cs.AI], (Published).
  • Wood* S, Rouat J, Dupont S, Pironkov* G. (2017). Blind Speech Separation and Enhancement with GCC-NMF. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 25(4), 3329-3341. (Published).
  • M. Adeli* M, Rouat J, Wood* S, Molotchnikoff S, Plourde E. (2016). A Flexible Bio-inspired Hierarchical Model for Analyzing Musical Timbre. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, PP(99), 875-889. (Published).
  • Erfani* Y, Pichevar R, Rouat J. (2016). Audio watermarking using spikegram and a two-dictionary approach. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 12(4), 840 - 852. (Published).
  • Chanauria* N, Bharmauria* V, Bachatene L, Cattan S, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2016). Comparative effects of adaptation on layer II?III and layer V?VI neurons in cat V1. European Journal of Neuroscience, 44(12), 3094-3104. DOI. (Published).
  • Bharmauria*, Bachatene L, Cattan S, Chanauria* N, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2016). High noise correlation between the functionally connected neurons in emergent V1 microcircuits. Exp Brain Res, 234(2), 523-532. (Published).
  • Bharmauria* V, Bachatene L, Ouelhazi A, Cattan S, Chanauria* N, Etindele-Sosso F, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2016). Interplay of orientation selectivity and the power of low- and high-gamma bands in the cat primary visual cortex. Neuroscience Letters, 620, 14-19. DOI. (Published).
  • Bharmauria* V, Bachatene L, Cattan S, Brodeur* S, Chanauria* N, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2016). Network?selectivity and stimulus?discrimination in the primary visual cortex: cell?assembly dynamics. European Journal of Neuroscience, 43(2), 204-219. (Published).
  • Bachatene L, Bharmauria* V, Cattan S, Chanauria* N, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2015). Electrophysiological and firing properties of neurons: Categorizing soloists and choristers in primary visual cortex. Neuroscience Letters, 604, 103-108. (Published).
  • Bachatene L, Bharmauria* V, Cattan S, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2015). Modulation of functional connectivity following visual adaptation: Homeostasis in V1. Brain Research, 1594, 136-153. (Published).
  • Bachatene L, Bharmauria* V, Cattan S, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2015). Reprogramming of orientation columns in visual cortex: a domino effect. Nature Science Report, 5, 9436. (Published).
  • Bharmauria* V, Bachatene L, Cattan, S, Chanauria* N, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2015). Stimulus-dependant augmented gamma oscillatory activity between the functionally connected cortical neurons in V1. European Journal of Neuroscience, 41(12), 1587–1596. (Published).
  • Bachatene L, Bharmauria* V, Cattan S, Chanauria* N, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2015). Summation of connectivity strengths in the visual cortex reveals stability of neuronal microcircuits after plasticity. BMC Neuroscience, 16(1), (Published).

Rapports

  • Rouat, Jean. (2019). IGLU, Interactive Grounded Language Understanding, Last year and dissemination activities report. Université de Sherbrooke. 190 p.
  • Rouat, Jean. (2018). IGLU, Interactive Grounded Language Understanding, Second year and dissemination activities report. Université de Sherbrooke. 249 p.
  • Rouat, Jean. (2017). IGLU, Interactive Grounded Language Understanding, First year and dissemination activities report. Université de Sherbrooke. 123 p.

Ressources en ligne

  • Zakaria Belgoum; Jérôme Abdelnour; Simon Brodeur; Jean Rouat. (2018). Audio dataset for Household Multimodal Environment (HoME). Site Web. DOI.
  • Brodeur, Simon ; Carrier, Simon ; Rouat, Jean. (2018). CREATE: Multimodal Dataset for Unsupervised Learning, Generative Modeling and Prediction of Sensory Data from a Mobile Robot in Indoor Environments. Site Web. DOI.
  • Brodeur, Simon; Perez, Ethan; Anand, Ankesh; Golemo, Florian; Celotti, Luca ; Strub, Florian; Rouat, Jean; Larochelle, Hugo ; Courville, Aaron. (2017). HoME: a Household Multimodal Environment. Site Web.

Articles de conférence

  • (2020). SECL-UMons Database for Sound Event Classification and Localization. Proc., 756-760. (Published).
  • Richan*, E.; Rouat, J. (2019). A study comparing shape, colour and texture as visual labels in audio sample browsers. Proceedings, 223 -. DOI. (Published).
  • Brousmiche* M, Rouat J, Dupont S,. (2019). Audio-Visual Fusion And Conditioning With Neural Networks For Event Recognition. IEEE, Int. Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing. DOI. (Published).
  • Prince-Tremblay*, Jordan; Balafrej*, Ismaël; Labelle, Félix; Martel-Denis, Félix; Matte, Éric; Chouinard-Beaupré, Julien; Letourneau, Adam; Mercier-Nicol, Antoine; Brodeur, Simon; Ferland, François; Rouat, Jean. (2018). A Cooperative Visually Grounded Dialogue Game with a Humanoid Robot. https://nips.cc/Conferences/2018/Schedule?showEvent=12165, (Published).
  • Abdelnour* J, Salvi G, Rouat J. (2018). CLEAR: A Dataset for Compositional Language and Elementary Acoustic Reasoning. https://nips2018vigil.github.io/static/papers/accepted/16.pdf, (Published).
  • Moinnereau* M-A, Brienne T, Brodeur* S, Rouat J, Whittingstall K, Plourde E. (2018). Classification Of Auditory Stimuli From EEG Signals with a Regulated Recurrent Neural Network Reservoir. IEEE Proceedings of the MLSP workshop, (Submitted).
  • Brodeur* S, Perez E, Anand A, Golemo F, Celotti* L, Strub F, Rouat J, Larochelle H, Courville A. (2018). HoME: a Household Multimodal Environment. OpenReview.net, [Online]. (Published).
  • Celotti*, Luca; Brodeur*, Simon; Rouat, Jean. (2018). Language coverage and generalization in RNN-based continuous sentence embeddings for interacting agents. https://nips2018vigil.github.io, (Published).
  • Commère*, Louis; Wood*, Sean; Rouat, Jean. (2018). Sensory substitution of vision by audition for the visually impaired. Neurosymposium 2018. Canada, (Accepted).
  • Commère*, Louis; Grond, Florian; Côté, François; Rouat, Jean. (2018). Sonification Of 3D Point Clouds For Substitution Of Vision By Audition For Blind Users. Proceedings of the 24th int. conf. on Auditory display, United States, 256-258. DOI. (Published).
  • El Ferdaoussi*, A.; Brodeur*, S., Calvet*, E.; Abdelnour*, J.; Richan*, E.; Bharmauria*, V.; Bachatène, L.; Charnauria*, N.; Molotchnikoff, S.; Rouat, J. (2018). Study of the emergence of cortical maps in large-scale simulation of the primary visual cortex. NeuroSymposium 2018. Canada, (Published).
  • Richan*, Etienne; Rouat, Jean. (2018). Towards translating perceptual distance from hearing to vision using neural networks. TIMBRE 2018: timbre is a many splendored thing proceedings, Canada, 59-60. DOI. (Accepted).
  • J. Abdelnour*, S. Brodeur*, M. Brousmiche*, L. Celotti*, J. Civera, A. Courville, J.-B. Delbrouck, H. de Vries, S. Dupont, F. Golemo, O. Mastropietro, P. Azagra, A. C. Murillo, P.Y. Oudeyer, O. Pietquin, B. Piot, G. Pironkov, J. Rouat, G. Salvi, O. Seddati, F. Strub, S. Wood*. (2018). Year 2 of Interactive Grounded Language Understanding. CHIST-ERA Projects Seminar 2018. France, (Published).
  • Chanauria* N, Bharmauria V, Bachatene L, Etindele Sosso F, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2017). Co-ordinated adaptive changes of layer 2/3 and layer 5/6 multiunit activity (MUA) orientation tuning in the cat visual cortex. Abstract's book of the society of Neuroscience, 227.21 / CC15. (Published).
  • Brodeur* S, Perez E, Anand A, Golemo F, Celotti* L, Strub F, Rouat J, Larochelle H, Courville A. (2017). HoME: a Household Multimodal Environment. NIPS 2017 workshop, (Published).
  • Brodeur* S, Rouat J. (2017). Optimality of Inference in Hierarchical Coding for Distributed Object-Based Representations. 15th. IEEE Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CIWT), 1 -- 5. (Published).
  • Brodeur* S, Celotti* L, Rouat J. (2017). Proposal of a Generative Model of Event-based Representations for Grounded Language Understanding. proceedings of first int. workshop on Grounding Language Understanding, 81 -- 86. (Published).
  • Wood* S, Rouat J. (2017). Real-Time Speech Enhancement with GCC-NMF. ISCA Proceedings, 2665--2669. (Published).
  • Wood* S, Rouat J. (2017). Real-Time Speech Enhancement with GCC-NMF: Demonstration on the Raspberry Pi and NVIDIA Jetson. proceedings of INTERSPEECH, 2048--2049. (Published).
  • Wood* S, Rouat J. (2017). Towards GCC-NMF Speech Enhancement for Hearing Assistive Devices: Reducing Latency with Asymmetric Windows. Proceedings of the CHAT conf., 83 -- 88. (Published).
  • Wood* S, Rouat J. (2016). Blind Speech Separation with GCC-NMF. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH, (Published).
  • Chanauria* N, Bharmauria* V, Bachatène L, Cattan S, Etindele-Sosso F, Rouat J, Molotchnikoff S. (2016). Intriguing! Auditory stimulus shifts orientation selectivitity of visual neurons in cat V1. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, 434.08 / SS16. (Published).
  • Séguin-Godin* G, Mailhot F, Rouat J. (2015). Efficient event-driven approach using synchrony processing for hardware spiking neural networks. Proceedings of IEEE-ISCAS, 2696-2699. (Published).
  • Siahpoush* S, Erfani* Y, Rode T, Lim H, Rouat J, Plourde E. (2015). Improving neural decoding in the central auditory system using bio-inspired spectro-temporal representations and a generalized bilinear model. proceedings of the IEEE EMBS, 5146-5150. (Published).

Propriétés intellectuelles

Patents

  • Rouat, J.; Caron*, L.-C; de Ladurantaye*, V., Mailhot, F.; Bergeron*, J. (2017). Method, system and aggregation engine for providing structural representations of physical entities. 2,835,701. Canada. (Granted/Issued).
  • Rouat J, Bergeron* J, Caron* LC, de Ladurantaye* V, Mailhot F. (2016). Method, system and aggregation engine for providing structural representations of physical entities. 9,317,540. United States. (Granted/Issued).
  • Mailhot F, Séguin-Godin* G, Rouat J. Method and System for event based neural networks. PCT/CA2016/050579. United States. (Pending).

Autres contributions

Cours enseignés

  • Intelligence artificielle bio-inspirée. GEI792. Niveau : Undergraduate.
  • Intelligence artificielle probabiliste. GEI791. Niveau : Undergraduate. (2CR).
  • Neurosciences computationnelles et applications en traitement de l'information. GEI723. Niveau : Graduate. (3CR).
  • Sensation et Perception. GIF480. Niveau : Undergraduate. (2CR).
  • Techniques avancées en analyse, représentation et filtrage des signaux. GEI787. Niveau : Graduate.

Gestion d'évènements

  • Coordinator. (2015-2018). Bi-annual workshops of the CHIST-ERA IGLU consortium. They are held 2 times/year in Europe . The first was in Lille, France in Nov. 2015, the second was in Mons, Belgium in June 2016, the next is scheduled in Barcelone, Spain in December 2016, etc. (Workshop).
  • Co-organizer. (2018). Interactive Learning for Multimodal Communicative Robots, IROS 2018, Workshop, Madrid, to be submitted. (Workshop).
  • Coordinator. (2018). CHIST-ERA HLU, Human Language Understanding and Grounding, "Summer school" ANR Paris, France. (Seminar).
  • co-organizer. (2017). International Workshop on Grounding Language Understanding (GLU2017), KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. (Conference).
  • Co-organizer. (2014-2017). Workshops on Sonification and Sensory Substitution organized on regular bases at CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology). (Seminar).
  • Co-organizer. (2011-2016). Bi-annual NECOTIS research workshops on bridging neuroscience and engineering. (Workshop).

Activités de collaboration internationale

  • Director & Coordinator. (2015-2018). Sweden. I am the coordinator and leader of the CHIST-ERA IGLU (Interactive Grounded Language Understanding) consortium that comprises 7 research teams with international reputations from 5 countries (MILA lab - UdeM; NECOTIS - UdeS; KTH, Sweden; MONS Univ., Belgium; Lille1 Univ. & INRIA Bordeaux, France; Zaragoza Univ., Spain & Sheffield Univ, UK). I am in charge of the administration, of the legal aspects, of the organization and of the academic and scientific orientations of the consortium.

Les informations disponibles dans la base de données Expertus sont tirées du CV commun canadien.