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Spectroscopic imaging analysis of ancient materials

Ancient materials, encountered in archaeology and paleontology are often complex, heterogeneous and poorly characterized before physico-chemical analysis. A popular technique to gather as much physico-chemical information as possible, is spectro-microscopy or spectral imaging, where a full spectra, made of more than a thousand samples, is measured for each pixel. The produced data is tensorial with two or three spatial dimensions and one or more spectral dimensions, and requires the combination of an “image” approach with a “curve analysis” approach. Since 2010 select , collaborates with Serge Cohen (IPANEMA) on the development of conditional density estimation through GMM, and non-asymptotic model selection, to perform stochastic segmentation of such tensorial datasets. This technique enables the simultaneous accounting for spatial and spectral information, while producing statistically sound information on morphological and physico-chemical aspects of the studied samples.