François Berry is full professor at the University of Clermont-Auvergne. He received his doctoral degree and « Habilitation » to supervise doctoral research in Electrical Engineering from the University of Blaise Pascal in 1999 and 2011, respectively. His PhD was on visual servoing and robotics at the Institut Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand. Since September 1999, he is member of the « Image, Perception Systems and Robotics group » within the Institut Pascal-CNRS. His research is focused on smart cameras, active vision, embedded vision systems and hardware/software co-design algorithms. He is in charge of a Masters in « Embedded System for Image and Sound processing » and is the head of the DREAM (Research on Embedded Architecture and Multi-sensor) team. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 journal, conference and workshop papers. He has also led several research projects (Robea, ANR, Euripides) and has served as a reviewer and a program committee member. He was co-founder of the Workshop on Architecture of Smart Camera (WASC); the Scabot (Workshop in conjunction with IEEE IROS) and also the startup Sma-RTy.