Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


Mistis is involved in the 4-year ANR project ExtremReg (2019-2023) hosted by Toulouse University. This research project aims to provide new adapted tools for nonparametric and semiparametric modeling from the perspective of extreme values. Our research program concentrates around three central themes. First, we contribute to the expanding literature on non-regular boundary regression where smoothness and shape constraints are imposed on the regression function and the regression errors are not assumed to be centred, but one-sided. Our second aim is to further investigate the study of the modern extreme value theory built on the use of asymmetric least squares instead of traditional quantiles and order statistics. Finally, we explore the less-discussed problem of estimating high-dimensional, conditional and joint extremes

The financial support for Mistis is about 15.000 euros.

Grenoble Idex projects

Mistis is involved in a transdisciplinary project NeuroCoG and in a newly accepted cross-disciplinary project (CDP) Risk@UGA. F. Forbes is also a member of the executive committee and responsible for the Data Science for life sciences work package in another project entitled Grenoble Alpes Data Institute.

Also in the context of the Idex associated with the Université Grenoble Alpes, Alexandre Constantin was awarded half a PhD funding from IRS (Initiatives de Recherche Stratégique), 50 keuros.

Competitivity Clusters

The MINALOGIC VISION 4.0 project:mistis is involved in a three-year (2016-19) project. The project is led by VI-Technology, a world leader in Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) of a broad range of electronic components. The other partners are the G-Scop Lab in Grenoble and ACTIA company based in Toulouse. Vision 4.0 (in short Vi4.2) is one of the 8 projects labeled by Minalogic, the digital technology competitiveness cluster in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, that has been selected for the Industry 4.0 topic in 2016, as part of the 22nd call for projects of the FUI-Régions, for a total budget of the project of 3,4 Meuros.

Today, in the printed circuits boards (PCB) assembly industry, the assembly of electronic cards is a succession of ultra automated steps. Manufacturers, in constant quest for productivity, face sensitive and complex adjustments to reach ever higher levels of quality. Project VI4.2 proposes to build an innovative software solution to facilitate these adjustments, from images and measures obtained in automatic optical inspection (AOI). The idea is - from a centralized station for all the assembly line devices - to analyze and model the defects finely, to adjust each automatic machine, and to configure the interconnection logic between them to improve the quality. Transmitted information is essentially of statistical nature and the role of sc mistis is to identify which statistical methods might be useful to exploit at best the large amount of data registered by AOI machines. Preliminary experiments and results on the Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) step, at the beginning of the assembly line, helped determining candidate variables and measurements to identify future defects and to discriminate between them. More generally, the idea is to analyze two databases at both ends (SPI and Component Inspection) of the assembly process so as to improve our understanding of interactions in the assembly process, find out correlations between defects and physical measures and generate accordingly proactive alarms so as to detect as early as possible departures from normality.


MSTGA and AIGM INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) networks: F. Forbes and J.B Durand are members of the INRA network called AIGM (ex MSTGA) network since 2006,, on Algorithmic issues for Inference in Graphical Models. It is funded by INRA MIA and RNSC/ISC Paris. This network gathers researchers from different disciplines. mistis co-organized and hosted 2 of the network meetings in 2008 and 2015 in Grenoble.