Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


The work on sensor management went on this year, focusing on the extension to the multisensor case of the PHD filter. This work is realized in the frame of the thesis of Emmanuel Delande (Grant DGA/CNRS) in collaboration with Thales Communication. The defense of this PhD thesis will be held in December 2011.


Participants : Mohammad Ghavamzadeh, Jérémie Mary, Olivier Nicol, Philippe Preux, Daniil Ryabko, Christophe Salperwyck.

  • Title: Learning Algorithms, Models an sPArse representations for structured DAta

  • Type: National Research Agency (ANR-09-EMER-007)

  • Coordinator: INRIA Lille - Nord Europe (Mostrare)

  • Others partners: Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille, Laboratoire Hubert Curien ; Saint Etienne, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6.

  • See also: http://lampada.gforge.inria.fr/

  • Activity Report: Philippe Preux has continued his collaboration with Ludovic Denoyer (assistant professor, Université de Paris 6), Gabriel Arnold-Dulac (PhD student), and Patrick Gallinari (professor, Université de Paris 6). This led to the work on datum-wise representation [44] , [54] .


Participants : Lucian Busoniu, Alexandra Carpentier, Mohammad Ghavamzadeh, Jean-François Hren, Alessandro Lazaric, Odalric-Ambrym Maillard, Rémi Munos, Daniil Ryabko.

  • Title: EXPLOration - EXPLOitation for efficient Resource Allocation with Applications to optimization, control, learning, and games

  • Type: National Research Agency

  • Coordinator: INRIA Lille - Nord Europe (SequeL, Rémi Munos)

  • Others partners: INRIA Saclay - Ile de France (TAO), HEC Paris (GREGHEC), Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (CERTIS), Université Paris 5 (CRIP5), Université Paris Dauphine (LAMSADE).

  • See also: https://sites.google.com/site/anrexplora/

  • Activity Report: We developed bandit algorithm for planning in Markov Decision Processes based on the optimism in the face of uncertainty principle.


Participants : Alexandra Carpentier, Rémi Munos.

  • Title: Brain computer co-adaptation for better interfaces

  • Type: National Research Agency

  • Duration: 2009-2013

  • Partners: INRIA Odyssee project (Maureen Clerc), the INSERM U821 team (Olivier Bertrand), the Laboratory of Neurobiology of Cognition (CNRS) (Boris Burle) and the laboratory of Analysis, topology and probabilities (CNRS and University of Provence) (Bruno Torresani).

  • Activity Report: In collaboration with Maureen Clerc and here student Joan Fruitet, we proposed a new Brain Computer interface procedure to select online a discriminative motor task based on a bandit algorithm. The efficient trading off between exploration (getting information about each motor tasks) and exploitation (selecting those that have highest classification rates) enables to reduce the time of the training session.


Participant : Pierre Chainais.

  • Title: Multifractal Analysis and Applications to Signal and Image Processing

  • Type: National Research Agency

  • Duration: 2011-2015

  • Partners : Univ. Paris-Est Créteil, Univ. Sciences et Technologies de Lille and INRIA (Lille=, ENST (Telechom ParisTech), Univ. Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand), and Univ. Bretagne Sud (Vannes), Statistical Signal Processing group at the Physics Department at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, one researcher from the Math. Department of Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon and two researchers from the Laboratoire d'Analyse, Topologie et Probabilités (LAPT) of Aix-Marseille University.

  • Coordinator: Univ. Paris-Est-Créteil (S. Jaffard)

  • Activity Report: Ideas from the multifractal framework are the basis of our current work on the development of a new Bayesian approach to the blind deconvolution of noisy images.

National Partners

  • INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, Team MAIA, France.

    • Bruno Scherrer Collaborator

      We have had collaboration on the topic of approximate dynamic programming and statistical learning and published a conference paper [25] and a technical report [51] this year.

  • LITIS : Laboratoire d'Informatique, du Traitement de l'Information et des Systèmes.

    • Stéphane Canu Collaborator

      Emmanuel Duflos and Hachem Kadri are collaborating with Pr. Stéphane Canu on Functional RKHS.