Laurent Najman received the Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches in 2006 from the University of Marne-la-Vallée, a Ph.D. of applied mathematics from Paris-Dauphine University in 1994 with the highest honour (Félicitations du Jury) and an “Ingénieur” degree from the Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1991. After earning his engineering degree, he worked in the Central Research Laboratories of Thomson-CSF for three years, working on some problems of infrared image segmentation using mathematical morphology. He then joined a start-up company named Animation Science in 1995, as director of research and development. The technology of particle systems for computer graphics and scientific visualisation, developed by the company under his technical leadership received several awards, including the “European Information Technology Prize 1997” awarded by the European Commission (Esprit programme) and by the European Council for Applied Science and Engineering and the “Hottest Products of the Year 1996” awarded by the Computer Graphics World journal. In 1998, he joined OCÉ Print Logic Technologies, as senior scientist. He worked there on various problem of image analysis dedicated to scanning and printing. In 2002, he joined the Informatics Department of ESIEE, Paris, where he is professor and a member of the Laboratoire d’Informatique Gaspard Monge, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. His current research interest is discrete mathematical morphology and discrete optimization.