I consider service an essential component of academic life, as living in an ivory tower does not make much sense to me. I maintain a close engagement with academic, professional, and public communities via several roles that are detailed below.

Service to University of Victoria
  • 2014-2016: elected member of the Senate of the University of Victoria
  • 2011-2016: Graduate Advisor for Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (INTD) at UVic. For any INTD-related inquiries, please contact me at intdadv@uvic.ca.
  • 2012-2016: elected member of the ECE committee for Strategic Planning
  • 2010-2012: elected member of the Faculty Advisory Committee (Promotion and Tenure) (representative of the ECE Department)
  • 2009-2010: elected member of the Search Committee for the Vice-president Academic (representative of the Faculty of Engineering)
Service to Engineers Canada
  • November 2017: program visitor for Computer Engineering for accreditation visit at the University of Guelph
  • November 2012: program visitor for Computer Engineering for accreditation visit at the University of Manitoba
  • November 2014: program visitor for Electrical and Computer Engineering for accreditation visit at Universite de Trois-Rivieres (Quebec)
Service to IEEE Canada
  • 2017-... Chair, Victoria Section
Service to the Canadian and international academic community
  • 2014-2018: Secretary (elected member of the executive committee) of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
    • This association was founded in 1979 and counts more than 10000 members affiliated to their national IAPR sections. IAPR hosts a series of top conferences in Computer Vision (such as the International conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR, and the British Machine Vision Conference, BMVC). 
  • 2009-2012: Newsletter Editor for the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR). 
  • Event Organization
    • 2016: 2nd ICPR Workshop on Computer Vision for Analysis of Underwater Imagery (CVAUI 2016), Dec. 2016, Cancun, Mexico (with Maia Hoeberechts)
    • 2014: 1st ICPR Workshop on Computer Vision for Analysis of Underwater Imagery (CVAUI 2014), Aug. 2016, Stockholm, Sweden (with Maia Hoeberechts)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer
    • 2009, 2012, 2015: NATEQ (FQRNT) – International francophone committee for team grants evaluation 
    • 2008: Post-Doctoral Fellowships (Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research)
    • 2008: Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award program
    • 2005-... NSERC Discovery Grants
    • 2007: NSERC Idea to Innovation Program
    • 2007: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 
    • 2010: National Science Foundation Merit Review
  • Journal Reviewer (Pattern Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Computer Vision Image Understanding , EURASIP Journal on Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine)
Invited Academic and Public Talks
  • Advancing Academic Women in Science and Engineering, University of Uppsala, Sweden, May 2017.   
  • Tutorial on State of the Art in Automated Analysis of Underwater Imagery (with M. Hoeberechts), IEEE Oceans, Monterey, United States, Sept. 2016.    
  • Computer Vision for Environmental Monitoring, Invited Talk, Canadian Conference for Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Victoria, Canada, June 2016. 
  • Image Analysis for Environmental Monitoring (with M. Hoeberechts). Discover UVic (outreach activity for high school students and their parents), University of Victoria, Nov. 2015. 
  • Analyse d’images de documents numeriques”, Invited talk at Laboratoire de Vision et Systemes Numeriques, Universite Laval (sponsored by Prof. D. Laurendeau), Quebec City, May 2014.
  • Medical Imaging Research at UVic: an overview of recent results, Invited talk at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) (sponsored by Prof. Max Viergever), Utrecht, April 2012. 
  • Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe? Café Scientifique, public presentation sponsored by the Center on Aging at UVic, Victoria, January 2012. 
  • Towards Building Computer that See, Invited Presentation at Mount Douglas High-School, Victoria, October 2011.
  • Exploring New Horizons for Computer Vision, Invited Seminar at the University of Texas at Austin, sponsored by Prof. J.K. Aggarwal, Austin, December 2010. 
  • Computer Vision Research at the UVic, Invited Seminar at SAP Vancouver, Dec. 2009. 
  • New Horizons for Computer Vision, Invited Seminar at the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, (sponsored by Prof. Lesley Shannon), Vancouver, November 2009. 
  • Successful Industrial Partnerships, panel member, Creating Connections 2009, (sponsored by the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for BC), Maple Ridge, BC, September 2009. 
  • Computer Vision-Based Human Motion Analysis with Applications to Health Care, Invited seminar at the University of Northern British Columbia, (sponsored by Prof. L. Chen), April 2008. 
  • Computer Vision: Towards Building Computers that See, Invited Talk at the Brentwood College, UVic Speaker’s Bureau Series, Victoria, October 2008. 
  • Analyse de Mouvement Humain dans le Contexte des Applications Biomedicales, Invited seminar at Laval University (sponsored by Prof. D. Laurendeau), Quebec City, September 2008. 
  • Computer Vision-Based Human Motion Analysis with Applications to Health Care. Invited seminar at UBC (sponsored by Prof. E. A. Croft), Vancouver, July 2008.