The team

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Jacky Montmain

Team leader

Ph.D. and H.D.R from the National Polytechnic Institute, France, both in control theory. He was a research engineer at the French Atomic Energy Commission from 1991 to 2005. He is currently a Professor at the Ecole des Mines d’Alès, Nîmes, France. His research interests include the application of artificial intelligence techniques to model-based diagnosis and supervision, industrial performance improvement, multicriteria and fuzzy approaches to decision-making.

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.70.58

Email:jacky.montmain

Sylvie Ranwez

Sylvie Ranwez

Lecturer

She holds a Ph.D. and a H.D.R. in computer science from the University of Montpellier (France). Her research focuses on technical assistance in indexation, navigation and information retrieval using semantic supports (ontologies) and visualization. She has published research papers on semantic distance, conceptual maps, ontological and FCA based indexing and visual navigation.

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.70.44

Email:sylvie.ranwez

Website:https://ranwez.wp.imt.fr/

Gérard Dray

Gérard Dray

Assistant professor

PhD in “Automatics and computer systems” from University Montpellier 2 and expertise in Data Mining methods for biomedical data and signals classification and clustering.

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.70.34

Email:gerard.dray

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Stefan Janaqi

Lecturer

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France), dealing with geometric properties of graphs. His research focuses on mathematical models for optimization, image treatement, evolutionary algorithms and convexity in discrete structures such as graphs. He has published research papers in differential evolution and matching on vision. He applies optimization models to blending in the petroleum industry.

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.70.05

Email:stefan.janaqi

Michel Plantié

Lecturer

 

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.70.35

Email:michel.plantie

François Trousset

Lecturer

 

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.70.11

Email:francois.trousset

Sébastien Harispe

Associated lecturer

 

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.70.36

Email:sebastien.harispe

Ph.D. students

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Gildas Tagny Ngompe

PhD candidate

Started on December, the 15th 2015, this work focuses first on designing and applying efficient NLP and text mining methods to extract information from a large corpus of court decisions in order to build a legal knowledge base (KB). The final phase leverages the KB to design some descriptive and predictive models that will enable an estimation of the chance of success of a claim in a court and a comprehensive insight on how judges make decisions.

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.00.00
Email:gildas.tagny-ngompe

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Valentina Beretta

PhD candidate

This work started on October, the 1st 2015.
Her work focuses on source trustworthiness. This issue is very important in Truth-Discovery domain whose aim is to identify true information and source trustworthiness among a set of conflicting facts. Considering these two important quantities may help in knowledge base enrichment task.

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.40.13
Email:valentina.beretta

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Massissilia Medjkoune

PhD candidate

This work started on January, the 5th 2015. It discusses a non-oriented approach based on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Representation techniques to evaluate the odor quality.

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.00.00
Email:Massissilia.Medjkoune

Pierre-Antoine Jean

PhD candidate

This work started on October, the 10th 2014. It focuses on the use of knowledge extraction using lexical analysis to enrich linked data bases. The application will be in the biomedical domain.

Phone:+33 (0) 4.66.38.40.07
Email:pierre-antoine.jean

People that where with us in the past…

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Nicolas Fiorini

PhD in computer science since November, the 4th of 2015

His work focuses on the use of knowledge structures for automatic indexing applications. The underlying relationship a source of information from which many applications can benefit. Application fields include information retrieval, cluster labelling, indexing and recommendation. Manuscript online.

CurrentlyPost-doctorant by th NIH lab.

Website:nicolasfiorini.info

Michel Crampes

Michel Crampes

Senior researcher

He holds a Ph.D. and a H.D.R. in Computer Science from the University of Montpellier (France). He has directed several PhD thesis in his research topics, such as adaptive multimedia, knowledge maps, information visualization, adaptive HMI, Semantic Web, agent models, Formal Concept Analysis, conceptual indexing. He has initiated and managed several research projects in Europe.

Retired since May 2015