Benoît Fortin

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Waters entering the St. Lawrence River from Lake Ontario and from the Ottawa River have been sampled on a quaternary basis between March 1995 and October 1996. Mercury, iron, manganese, organic carbon and other chemical parameters have been determined in the filtered water (< 0.5 micron) and suspended particles (> 0.5 micron). Average total mercury(More)
6038 Background: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare toxicity and efficacy of two different radiotherapy regimens, the first one using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to that of conventional radiotherapy (CRT) in patients treated with concomitant chemotherapy for locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS Between January(More)
In the field of road safety, a key problem concerns the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). One of the objectives is to define systems that monitor the vehicle's environment and inform the driver about the surrounding vehicles. The final idea is to warn him about potentially hazardous situations. In this context, the scanning laser rangefinder is a(More)
This paper presents a new method of multiple object tracking in a multisensor lidar context. One of the difficulties of scanning laser range finders (LRF) lies in the measurements of the objects since they are spatially distributed. We propose a tracking method (MF-IP-SMC), which uses the LRF data from a clustering stage (IP method) which avoids the usual(More)
This paper presents a method for joint detection and tracking of vehicles with a scanning laser rangefinder. The lidar measurements of an object have the particularity to be spatially distributed, which generally leads to a detection step before any tracking. Differently, the proposed method relies on the raw measurement processing without any detection(More)
6032 Background: Excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) is a gene coding for the nucleotide excision repair complex. Its increased expression and polymorphism at codon 118 have been linked to poor response to chemotherapy or chemoradiation in several types of cancer. ERCC1 removes the cisplatin adducts on the DNA of cells and its polymorphism(More)