How to reach me Uppsala
University Department of Information Technology/Vi2 P. O. Box
337 SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden E-mail address:email@example.com; private
address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: +46 18 4717849 (at the university); +46 18 300708
(home); +46 708 870708 (cell).
I am a human being.
More precisely, I am a mathematician who speaks Swedish,
Esperanto, English, and French.
I am also a guest professor at Uppsala
University, Sweden. You can meet me at the
Department of Information
Technology, more precisely at its Division of Visual Information
and Interaction (VI2), which is situated at Polacksbacken, some two
kilometers south of downtown Uppsala. The Centre for Image Analysis,
with which I have collaborated during many years, belongs to the
division VI2. I am in Room 2111 (House 2, Level 1, Room 2111).
Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, appointed me to a position at
Uppsala University in 1968, when I was not yet 29 years old. I served
during 38 years, until April 2006.
I was Professor Emeritus from May 2006 until September 12, 2014.
On September 15, 2014, I was promoted to the rank of Guest
Professor by a decision made by Professor Michael Thuné, Director of
the Department of Information Technology, following a recommendation
by Professor Ingela Nyström, Director of the Division of Visual
Information and Interaction.
I have advised eighteen doctoral student to their degree, of
which the four last ones after my retirement in 2006. They are from
seven different countries, and our discussions have been conducted in
four different languages.
While in office, I was the scientific advisor of fourteen doctoral
students, who successfully defended their theses (1974–2005).
Since then I have been the principal scientific advisor of four PhD
students, who got their degrees in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2016; the
first two at Uppsala University, the third a Stockholm University, and
the last at l'Université des Sciences, des Techniques et des
Technologies de Bamako (USTTB).
1973/1974 – 2003: Nineteen annual reports of the
Department of Mathematics for the fiscal years 1973/1974 through
2003 have been published. Of these, fourteen were in Swedish, and
five, viz. those from 1997–2001, were in English.
Douady's Coffee Meter
Adrien Douady (1935–2006) constructed a Coffee Meter
during a summer school in Otaniemi (Otnäs) near Helsinki in June of
1967. A handwritten document explains how it works:
cup of coffee. Test whose lecture you can follow during 30 mn. This
defines a cut in the set of mathematicians. This cut measures the
strength of the coffee."
The strongest coffee on the scale
is marked with the name of Marcel Brelot (1903–1987), and the
weakest coffee is marked with the name of Laurent Schwartz
(1915–2002). To follow Jean Dieudonné (1906–1992)
you need coffee a bit stronger than that for Schwartz. The name
Kiselman also appears on Adrien's meter, and my lecture was actually
the reason why he constructed the meter in the first place. You need
coffee just a little stronger for me than for Dieudonné. I am
inclined to consider this Coffee Meter as a strong letter of
recommendation for me. (There are several other names on Adrien's
scale that I withhold.) Later, during the academic year
1967–1968, I was Adrien's colleague in Nice, where
Jean Dieudonné was Dean.
I have been or am still involved in the planning of the following
congresses or conferences.