Boris Quétard

Position:PhD student
Address:Boris Quétard (office 401)
 LAPSCO (UMR 6024), 34 avenue Carnot, 63037 Clermont Ferrand
Phone:+33 (0)4 73 40 64 67
Supervisors:Martial Mermillod, Jean-Charles Quinton, Marie Izaute

Research topics

Vision (active, bio-inspired, saliency, human visual cognition, scene perception, eye movement guidance), anticipation, uncertainty management (fog), driving situations, psychological measures (eye tracking, MouseTracking)

Participates in

Research description

Our research concerns how bottom-up information (e.g. visual saliency) and top-down information (e.g. prior knowledge) are integrated in the human visual system and contribute to eye guidance and object recognition. More precisely, we try to enlighten how predictive information is used in degraded vision conditions, with application in the field of vision in driving condition (perception in the fog). I work in an experimental psychology perspective with a keen interest toward modeling and bio-inspired artificial vision.
The PhD thesis is part of the LabEx iMobS3 PEVMA action, in collaboration with Michèle Colomb/Frédéric Bernardin at DLCF-CETE de Lyon, and Giovanni Pezzulo at ISTC-CNR (Italy). The following pictures, taken at the DLCF-CETE de Lyon "Fog and Rain platform", illustrate the driving environment under different fog conditions (all rights reserved).

Fog at the DLCF (all rights reserved) Dense fog at the DLCF (all rights reserved)


  • Quétard, B. , Quinton, J-C. , Colomb, M. , Barca, L. , Pezzulo, G. , Izaute, M. and Mermillod, M. (2018) Combining eye and mouse movement measures to infer the accumulation of evidence across eye fi xations in visual search with visually degraded scenes. In Grenoble Workshop on Models and Analysis of Eye Movements.. (more)
  • Quétard, B. , Quinton, J-C. , Colomb, M. , Pezzulo, G. , Barca, L. , Izaute, M. , Appadoo, O.K. and Mermillod, M. (2015) Combined effects of expectations and visual uncertainty upon detection and identification of a target in the fog. Cognitive processing, 16(1):343-348. (more)
  • Quétard, B. , Quinton, J-C. , Mermillod, M. , Barca, L. , Pezzulo, G. , Colomb, M. and Izaute, M. (2016) Differential effects of visual uncertainty and contextual guidance on perceptual decisions: Evidence from eye and mouse tracking in visual search. Journal of Vision, 16(11):28. (more)
  • Quétard, B. , Guilhe, J. , Marcotte, M. , Quinton, J-C., Barca, L. , Pezzulo, G. , Colomb, M. , Mermillod, M. and Izaute, M. (2015) Effects of the noise and knowledge about objects location on the decision­-making process through visual exploration and target's identification. In European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP).. (more)
  • Colomb, M. , Bernardin, F. , Duthon, P. , Quinton, J-C. , Birem, M. , Izaute, M. and Quétard, B. (2015) Perception et Vision artificielle en conditions complexes ou dégradées.. (more)
  • Quinton, J-C. , Quétard, B. and Gana, R. (2013) Prises de décision perceptuelles: anticipation et incorporation motrice.. (more)
  • Quétard, B. , Gana, R. , Birem, M. , Quinton, J-C. , Colomb, M. , Bernardin F. , Mermillod M. , Izaute M. and Pezzulo G. (2014) Saliency in the fog: application to real and 2.5D pictures. In Transport Research Arena.. (more)
  • Quétard, B. , Quinton, J-C. , Colomb, M. , Pezzulo, G. , Barca, L. , Izaute, M. , Appadoo, O.K. and Mermillod, M. (2015) Detecting a pedestrian in the fog: The role of target expectation and visual exploration in perceptual decision making under uncertainty. In International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC)., page 77. (more)