Edouard François

Edouard François

Principal Scientist


Laboratory:Imaging Science Lab

Short Bio:

I have received the Dipl.-Ing. degree from the ENST Bretagne and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Rennes I (INRIA labs) in 1991.

After 2 years in a software and computing services company, I joined Thomson in 1994. From 1994 to 2000, I have participated as research engineer to several projects related to video encoding algorithms and the development of a digital satellite set-top-box. From 2000 to 2011, I have led several research projects in link with standardization: MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 SVC, HEVC. From 2011 to 2013, I have been with Canon Research, where I have actively participated to the HEVC standardization activities. I am now working in Technicolor as leader of a research team focusing on video formats and coding.



Since Oct 2013 - Technical Area leader at Technicolor

  • In charge of the Video format and Coding team


From 2011 to 2013 – Principal Scientist at Canon Research

  • HEVC standardization
  • Technology intelligence (animation of experts network, academic contacts)


From 2000 to 2011 Project leader & Technical Expert at Technicolor Corporate Research

  • 2007-2011 Exploratory project on Next Generation Video Coding
  • 2002- 2007 MPEG-4 SVC (Scalable extension of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard)
  • 2002 MPEG-4 AVC


1994-2000 R&D Engineer at Thomson Corporate Research, France

  • 1994 to 98 MPEG-4 Visual (part 2 of MPEG-4 standard)
  • 1998-1999 MPEG-2 software encoder development

1999-2000 Digital satellite Set-top-box


Research interests:

Expert in digital video processing

  • video coding (MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Visual, AVC/H.264, SVC, HEVC, wavelet coding)
  • video standard expert (MPEG and ITU video)
  • video analysis (segmentation, motion estimation and analysis)

Specialities: Standards, Intellectual property, Research

Latest publications


HDR Video Coding based on Local LDR Quantization

David Touzé, Yannick Olivier, SEBASTIEN LASSERRE, Fabrice Leléannec, Ronan Boitard, Edouard François

HDRi2014 - Second International Conference and SME Workshop on HDR imaging
March 05, 2014

Adaptive Pixel/Patch-based Synthesis for Texture Compression

Fabien Racape, Simon Lefort, Edouard François, Marie Babel, Olivier Deforges

September 11, 2011

Video Coding using a Simplified Block Structure and Advanced Coding Techniques

Frank Bossen, Virginie Drugeon, Edouard François, Joel Jung, Sandeep Kanumuri, Matthias Narroschke, Hisao Sasai, Joel Sole, Yoshinori Suzuki, Thiow Keng Tan, Thomas Wedi, Steffen Wittmann, Peng Yin, Yunfei Zheng

January 02, 2011


Fast Encoding algorithms for geometry-adaptive block partitioning

ICIP 2011 – 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
September 11, 2011