Christine Fernandez-Maloigne was graduated at the University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC), France, as a computer engineer in 1986. She received her Ph.D. degree in Image Processing at this University in 1989. She was associated Professor in UTC between 1990 and 1996 and she succeeded in her accreditation to supervise researches in the University of Lille, France. Then she moved to the University of Poitiers, France, in 1996, to create a new research pole for color image processing and analysis. She was co-founder member of the French National Colour Imaging Group (GFINC) in 2000 and she was General Chair and organizer of the first IS&T European Conference about Colour in Graphics Image and Processing (CGIV) in Poitiers in 2002.
The research activities of Christine Fernandez-Maloigne are thus focused on colour imaging, including fundamental researches about introduction of human visual system models in multiscale colour image processes as well as practical applications. The different studies concern colour image and video filtering, segmentation, analysis and indexing, coding, compression, watermarking and quality assessment. The application areas deal with industrial quality control, remote sensing, biomedical, patrimonial and audio-visual digital contents. Christine Fernandez-Maloigne has authored over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, and books in the areas of colour imaging. In particular, she is editor of the collective work about "Advanced Color Image Processing and Analysis" published in 2012. She also participates to organization of numerous national and international conferences, summer schools, as well as coordination of special issues in scientific journals.
Christine Fernandez-Maloigne is currently deputy director of XLIM laboratory, joint unit research of CNRS and Universities of Poitiers and Limoges, as well as director of a CNRS research federation (MIRES), which gathers 560 researchers in the regions Limousin Poitou-Charentes, in France, in the area of mathematics, image processing, computer graphic, computer science and communication systems. XLIM laboratory has been selected as one the 15 Laboratories of Excellence in the area of digital Sciences in France in 2011, and it is involved in numerous national and European projects.
At a national level, Christine Fernandez-Maloigne wass member of the National Council of Scientific Research (CoNRS) between 2012 and 2016. She is member of the National Council of the French Universities (CNU) since jenuary 2016 (je was already memeber between 2008 and 2012). She is an expert for ANR (National Agency of Research), HCERES (National Agency of Research and Teaching Evaluation), for DGA (General Direction of Armies), OSEO/ANVAR (National Agency for Research Valorisation) and for the European Commission (Information Society Technologies program). She is also French representative of the CIE Division 8 (Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage, Image Technology Division) where she is secretary since May 2015. She is involved in a Technical committee about image and video compression quality assessment (TC8-12).She is topical editor (color) of JOSA since August 2015.