Section: Application Domains
Since its creation, TAO mainstream applications regard Numerical Engineering, Autonomous Robotics, and Control and Games. Two new fields of applications, due to the arrival of Cécile Germain (Pr UPS, 2005), Philippe Caillou (MdC, 2005), Balázs Kégl (CR CNRS LAL, 2006) and Cyril Furtlehner (CR INRIA, 2007) have been considered: Autonomic Computing and Complex Systems.
Numerical Engineering still is a major source of applications. The successful OMD (Optimization Multi-Disciplinaire) RNTL/ANR project is being resumed by OMD2, started in July 2009. Collaborations with IFP and PSA automobile industry respectively led to Zyed Bouzarkouna's and Mouadh Yagoubi's PhD CIFRE. TAO leads the Work Package “Optimization” in the System@atic CSDL project, responsible for both fundamental research on surrogate models in multi-objective optimization and the setup of a software platform, that lead to Ilya Loshchilov's PhD work. A collaboration with CEA DM2S was conducted as a Digiteo project and lead to Philippe Rolet's PhD on simplified models.
Autonomous Software Robotics is rooted in our participation to the SYMBRION European IP and SyDiNMaLaS (ANR-JST, coll. University of Kyushu). On this topic, Jean-Marc Montanier started his PhD in Sept. 2009; Vladimir Skortsov did his Post-doc from Sept. 2009 to Sept. 2010; Weijia Wang and Riad Akrour started their PhDs in Sept. 2010. See Section 6.2 .
Our activity in Control and Games is chiefly visible through Mogo, already mentioned in the Highlights. Another application regards Brain Computer Interfaces: the Digiteo project Digibrain (coll. with CEA List and Neurospin), with Cedric Gouy-Pailler's postdoc from October 2009 to October 2010.
Applications related to Autonomic Computing became an important part of TAO activities, led by Cécile Germain and Balázs Kégl in tight collaboration with the Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire (section 6.1 ). Applications related to Social Systems are led by Philippe Caillou and Cyril Furtlehner, respectively investigating multi-agent models for labor market, and road traffic models (ANR project TRAVESTI, coordinated by C. Furtlehner, started in 2009). Last but not least, the arrival in TAO of Jamal Atif brought a new application fied in image analysis and understanding.