Research laboratory


Photonics simulation for all!

MOOSH is a program allowing to retrieve all the optical properties of a structure made of several layers of different materials. It is conceived exactly as a swiss army knife, with a lot of different tools to find out how light can be emitted, reflected, absorbed or scattered. Moosh is particularly quick, reliable and largely tested. From now on, it is freely available for researchers, students and indutrials.

Three minute thesis national final: all with Lucie!

After winning the regional final on April 27, Lucie Poulet (GePEB) will represent Auvergne in the national final on May 31. She will explain how to travel light in space by producing its own food!



Tactile picture for the visually impaired

The Lab ' of Pensio (IUT Auvegne) partners with Océ Print Logic Technologies and the Crozatier museum team create a tactile picture" high relief " of a the portrait of Amalia Solms by Michiel Jansz Van Mierevelt - 1567-1641, revealing the complexity of the work to an audience suffering from visual impairment. The global innovation offers a 3D printed picture with more details (up to 1 cm in elevation) .

Exhibition " Revelations" at Puy en Velay from May 4 to October 2, 2016.

ICDSC Paris, 12-15th Sept. 2016

In collaboration with CEA, Pascal Institute organizes the 10th International Conference on Distributed smart cameras. This edition will be the first held in France and will be supported by the American scientific ACM! ACM ICDSC is the appropriate forum to discuss recent advances in the field of embedded vision between the world of industry and that of research. It can be considered as the intersection of 3 themes:

  • Architectures for vision
  • Networks of vision sensors
  • Artificial vision with the constraints of embedded systems



RFIA 2016

The Twentieth National Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (RFIA'16) will take place from 27 June to 1 July 2016 in Clermont-Ferrand. This conference is organized by the Pascal Institute and its supervising institutions, CNRS, Université Blaise Pascal, the French Institute for Advanced Mechanics, the French Association of Recognition and Interpretation of Forms (AFRIF) and the French Association for Artificial Intelligence (AFIA).

Core departements

MMS department

ISPR department

GePEB department

PHOTON department