IITAE Medical Research is a startup that aims to push the limits of the observable world. It was co-founded by Ph.D. researchers from ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab.

The creation of ITAE Medical Research was supported by Onera through the Impulsion program.

Xavier Orlik, PhD.,
Professoral Thesis (HDR)
President of ITAE
Elise Colin, PhD,
Professoral Thesis (HDR)

Aurélien Plyer, PhD,
Scientist in Computer Sciences.

Dr. Xavier Orlik conducts research in the field of polarimetric Imaging, random electromagnetic fields, laser source caracterisation, biophysics, biomedical Imaging. He holds two M.Sc. degrees: the first one obtained in 1997, in Electromagnetism at the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, and the second one in 2008 in Radiophysics and Medical Imaging, University Paul Sabatier – Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rangueil, obtained in parallel with a full time job as a Research Engineer in Onera.
In 2001, he defended a thesis at the National Institute of Materials Physics (Pisa, Italy) in the framework of the European project “Near Field Optics for Nanotechnology” on Atomic Force Microscopy and Near Field Optics imaging applied to the study of ferroelectric materials.
He joined Onera in 2003 after having elaborated a cold atom trap during his post-doc position in 2001 at Onera Palaiseau (France). He obtained his Habilitation to Direct Research (Professoral Thesis) in January 2012 on adapted polarimetry, optical speckle and near-field optics for surface characterization, from Toulouse University in France. He is a laureate of the French Physical Cancer Plan 2014-2019 from Inserm, France.
He is the author of 3 international patents on the theme: Continuous comb laser frequency generated by electro-optical modulation, and a French patent “Microvascularisation Imaging using dynamical polarized optical speckle” (Onera / CNRS)

Dr. Elise Colin received jointly the Dipl. Ing. in electrical engineering from Supelec and the M.Sc. degree in theoretical physics, from the University of Orsay (Paris XI), Paris, France, in 2002. In 2005, she received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Paris VI, Paris, France, and joined the Electromagnetic and Radar Division of ONERA, Palaiseau, France, in which she has been working on the comparison between radar polarimetry and optical polarimetry. In 2013, she joined the Information Processing Department and obtained the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Professoral Thesis) from the University Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, in 2014. She leads several research projects in remote sensing, especially on AI, big data, coherent images, and time series.

Dr. Aurélien Plyer graduated from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) in 2008 and received his PhD degree in Image Processing from the Université de Paris 13, in 2013. He is now working in the Information Processing and Systems Department at ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab. His research deals with high efficiency parallel methods for low-level video processing and 3D environment perception, with application to various fields such as experimental physics, robotics, and remote sensing.