Former 3IA Chairs

Jean-Daniel Boissonnat (Inria) 

Topological data analysis  

We are studying the mathematical, statistical, algorithmic and applied aspects of topological data analysis, a fast-growing field with a well-funded theory that is attracting increasing interest in both fundamental research and in industry. Our ambition is to uncover, understand and exploit the topological and geometric structures underlying complex data. 


François Delarue (Université Côte d'Azur) 

Mean field multi-agent systems in AI

We study AI systems with a large number of rational agents with mean field interactions. Theoretical questions remain open, specifically when related Nash or Pareto equilibria are not unique, and thus corresponding numerical and learning methods are key issues. Applications include neural networks, power grids, crowd management, cybersecurity, etc. 


Maurizio Filippone (EURECOM)

Probabilistic machine learning 

Probabilistic machine learning offers a principled framework for quantification of uncertainty across various sciences. The Chair will tackle three major modeling and computational issues: (i) the need to develop practical and scalable tools for accurate quantification of uncertainty, (ii) the lack of interpretability, and (iii) the unsustainable trend in energy consumption. 


Rémi Flamary (Université Côte d'Azur)

Optimal transport for machine learning 

The main objective of this project is to change the way we learn from empirical data using optimal transport. We will first investigate optimal transport for transfer learning with biomedical and astronomical applications. Second, we will adapt the Gromov-Wasserstein distance for structured data and transfer between deep learning models with different architectures. 


Carlos Simpson (CNRS) 

AI and mathematics

My research addresses the interactions between research areas in algebra, category theory and geometry, and machine learning. This includes applications of AI to the classification of interesting algebraic and geometric structures, and the interactions between AI and formal verification of proofs in both directions. 


Andrea G.B Tettamanzi (Université Côte d'Azur) 

Towards an evolutionary epistemology of ontology learning

I am developing symbolic learning methods based on evolutionary computation to overcome the knowledge acquisition bottleneck in knowledge base construction and enrichment. This project, straddling machine learning and knowledge representation and reasoning, combines symbolic aspects of AI with easily parallelizable computational methods. 


Rachid Deriche (Inria)

Computational brain connectomics 

This project will reconstruct and analyze the brain’s neural connections network, the connectome, via a computational brain connectomics framework based on ground-breaking AI algorithms and ML tools to gain insight into brain architecture, functioning and neurodegenerative diseases. 


Patricia Reynaud-Bouret (CNRS) 

MEL: Modeling and estimating learning 

We are defining new probabilistic models and new estimation methods to understand the deformation of functional connectivity during learning in in vivo experiments. 


Former 3IA Affiliate Chairs

Greger Ottosson (Inria) | IBM

Trustworthy AI and Explainable Decisions for Business Automation

As we apply Machine Learning to automate decisions in financial services, healthcare and government, there is increasing user need and regulatory demand for transparency and explainability. Our AI research is focused on explainability for decisions that combine ML-based predictions and rule-based business policies.