Research in Artificial Intelligence

MIAI chairs
Grenoble is one of the most active places in France and Europe in core AI areas - machine learning, perception, speech communication, computer vision and embedded AI. Indeed, MIAI contributors have published, in the last three years, over 30 papers at ICML, KDD and NIPS, over 60 papers in major computer vision conferences as CVPR, ECCV and ICCV and have ranked first in several international challenges (as SemEval or ImagNet). Three European AI Fellows further contribute to research in symbolic AI. In addition, the Grenoble area includes major academic actors in hardware design, HW/SW acceleration and distributed computing.

In addition, Grenoble is at the forefront in medicine, earth and climate research. In computer assisted medical interventions, several devices developed in Grenoble have led to surgical premieres (e.g. the navigational surgery for prostate biopsies commercially developed by Koelis, a spin-off of Univ. Grenoble Alpes, that has been used by over 250 000 patients in more than 30 countries). By using massive processing of seismic and geodetic data, researchers in Grenoble have revealed that the solid earth is evolving at all time scales, an observation that is challenging the traditional views of its dynamics. By harnessing massive large-scale species distribution data and high resolution climatic and remote sensing data, researchers in Grenoble have revealed how climate and land use change triggers unexpected responses of biodiversity. MIAI will pursue and extend these research lines in several directions.


Sophie Achard
MIAI Scientific Director :

Eric Gaussier
MIAI Institute Director

Emeline Langlois
MIAI project manager

Future AI has to get off the cloud, in order to meet its users, and overcome problems related to co mmunication overload and data privacy. Hardware architectures for AI is a key topic to address new applications, embedded in low power, low latency apparatus.

Focus on ...

  • IRGA projects
    MIAI finances every year the AI-Pack for "Exploratory-Emerging Projects". The AI-Pack is open to all research poles of University Grenoble Alpes.
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