Albert Bijaoui’s Story


Albert Bejaoui


Albert BIJAOUI was born in Monastir (Tunisia) in 1943.

After education at the Paris Ecole Polytechnique, in 1964 he started research at Paris Observatory on the use of Lallemand’s electronic camera for astrophysical purposes.

After his thesis defense in 1971, he moved to Nice Observatory and he created with collaborators a national center for astronomical data analysis.

In this framework, a processing system was built to analyze astronomical images, and in particular very large images. This led him to different applications, for the study of the galactic structure and for observational cosmology.

In the 1980s, he introduced with many collaborators the use of the wavelet transform for data analysis and for astronomical image processing. This led them to the concept of a multiscale vision model, including matching between images, de-noising and restoration, and inventory and reconstruction of individual components. Many applications were carried out, for astronomical, remote sensing or biological imaging.

Albert Bijaoui published many papers in international journals on electronography, data, signal and image processing and astrophysics. In 1981, he published a book on Image and Information.

In 1998, he published with J.L. Starck and F. Murtagh a book on the Multiscale Approach to Image Processing and Data Analysis. He taught image and data processing in astronomy at the University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, from 1974 to 2008.

In parallel, Albert Bijaoui has had different responsibilities. In particular he
was head of the OCA/CNRS Cassiopée Laboratory in the period 2004-2007. Albert
is a correspondent member of the French Academy of Science.