H. Cardot is a full professor at the University François Rabelais Tours in France since 2003. He received his PhD in 1993 from the University of Caen (France). He is head of the Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis group (20 researchers) of the LI research laboratory. His research focuses on pattern recognition and in particular neural networks and SVM for time series prediction. He teaches at the Engineers Polytechnic School of Tours.