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Lama Séoud
Dipl. Ing., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • 3D imaging and analysis
  • Human motion analysis
  • Medical image computing
  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1901 Biomedical technology
  • 2603 Computer vision
  • 2605 Pattern analysis and machine intelligence
  • 2708 Image and video processing


Recent publications
Conference paper
Seoud, L., Boisvert, J., Drouin, M.-A., Picard, M. & Godin, G. (2019). Increasing the Robustness of CNN-Based Human Body Segmentation in Range Images by Modeling Sensor-Specific Artifacts. Paper presented at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018 Workshops), Munich, Germany (pp. 729-743). Retrieved from
Conference paper
Seoud, L., Boisvert, J., Drouin, M.-A., Picard, M. & Guy Godin, G. (2019). Training a CNN to robustly segment the human body parts in range image sequences. Paper presented at the SPIE OPTO 2019, San Francisco, California, United States. Retrieved from
Journal article
Seoud, L., Ramsay, J., Parent, S. & Cheriet, F. (2017). A novel fully automatic measurement of apparent breast volume from trunk surface mesh. Medical Engineering & Physics, 41, 46-54. Retrieved from
Journal article
Ramsay, J., Seoud, L., Barchi, S., Cheriet, F., Joncas, J., Turgeon, I., Debanné, P., Trop, I., Labelle, H. & Parent, S. (2017). Assessment of Breast Asymmetry in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using an Automated 3D Body Surface Measurement Technique. Spine Deformity, 5(3), 152-158. Retrieved from


After her studies, Lama Séoud completed a postdoct internship in a private company, Dianos Inc., which she joined afterwards as a researcher. She has worked on computer-aided diagnosis of retinal pathologies. In 2016, she joined the computer vision and graphic’s research team at the National Research Council (NRC) Canada in Ottawa. She has worked for 3 years on the integration of deep learning to the acquisition and analysis of 3D data, particularly human motion data. She is currently assistant professor at Polytechnique Montréal.


INF8725 – Signal and image processing

INF8801A - Multimedia applications


  • Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
  • Master in biomedical engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
  • Diploma in biomedical engineering, École Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Beyrouth, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. (1)

    • Roy, Pankaj Raj (co-direction).
  • Master (thesis) (5)

    • Asmar, Mark.
    • Cherni, Ghassen.
    • Caron, Rodrigue (co-direction).
    • Desclaux, Olivier.
    • Badawy, Youmna.


  • Master's Thesis (1)

    • Phan, T.V. (2015). Développement et validation d'un système automatique de classification de la dégénérescence maculaire liée à l'âge (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from