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International partnerships


Heudi­asyc main­tains active links with a num­ber of Euro­pean and over­seas part­ners through col­lab­o­ra­tive projects, exchanges, and the joint super­vi­sion of theses.

LAFMIA international joint laboratory (2008–2020)

Fran­co-Mex­i­can Lab­o­ra­to­ry of Com­put­er Sci­ence and Automa­tion (LAFMIA), the first Fran­co-Mex­i­can Inter­na­tion­al Joint Unit (UMI) of the CNRS, direct­ed by R. Lozano, in part­ner­ship with GIP­SA-lab lab­o­ra­to­ry and the Mex­i­can research cen­ter CINVESTAV.

Research col­lab­o­ra­tions in the field of automa­tion and robotics.

The mis­sion of LAFMIA was to con­duct sci­en­tif­ic research in the fol­low­ing areas:

  • autonomous aer­i­al vehicles,
  • autonomous under­wa­ter vehicles,
  • exoskele­tons and reha­bil­i­ta­tion equipment,
  • mul­ti-cri­te­ria opti­miza­tion using metaheuristics,
  • ambi­ent sys­tems and mul­ti-scale resource management.

Peking University and the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Joint projects with the Sino-Euro­pean Lab­o­ra­to­ry in Com­put­er Sci­ence, Automa­tion and Applied Math­e­mat­ics (LIAMA), host­ed by the Insti­tute of Automa­tion of the Chi­nese Acad­e­my of Sci­ences (CASIA), and Peking University’s Key Lab­o­ra­to­ry of Machine Per­cep­tion in Beijing.

Between 2010 and 2015, Heudi­asyc and the Key Lab­o­ra­to­ry of Machine Per­cep­tion col­lab­o­rat­ed in the area of intel­li­gent vehi­cles, assist­ed by a con­sul­ta­tive com­mit­tee of spe­cial­ists from Peu­geot Cit­roën (tech­ni­cal cen­tres at Shang­hai and Vél­izy). This col­lab­o­ra­tion extend­ed across a num­ber of sep­a­rate projects:

  • MPR (Mul­ti­modal Per­cep­tion and Rea­son­ing), backed by INS2I with­in LIAMA, for four years
  • PRETIV (Mul­ti­modal Per­cep­tion and Rea­son­ing for Transna­tion­al Intel­li­gent Vehi­cles), backed by the French Nation­al Research Agency ANR, the i‑Trans com­pet­i­tive clus­ter, and by the NSFC in China
  • a project with­in the Cai Yuan­pei pro­gram, man­aged joint­ly by MEAE and MESRI in France and the Chi­nese min­istry of education
  • PREDIMAP, part of the region­al STIC-Asie pro­gram, in part­ner­ship with the uni­ver­si­ties of Shang­hai Jiao­tong and Tokyo, AIT (Thai­land), IGN, and INRIA

Heudi­asyc main­tains strong links with the Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry of Pat­tern Recog­ni­tion (NLPR) of the Chi­nese Acad­e­my of Sci­ences’ Insti­tute of Automa­tion, with Peking Uni­ver­si­ty and Bei­jing Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy, as well as with Nan­jing Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy (NUST).

Technische Universität Ilmenau

Since 2012 Heudi­asyc has been col­lab­o­rat­ing on intel­li­gent vehi­cles with the Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­sität Ilme­nau in Germany.

  • 1 Euro­pean project
  • Sev­er­al extend­ed vis­its by researchers and PhD candidates

University of Lebanon

Col­lab­o­ra­tions with the Lebanese Uni­ver­si­ty, and in par­tic­u­lar with its Fac­ul­ty of Engi­neer­ing, began in 1999 and since then have been strength­ened in var­i­ous ways:

  • Joint master’s degree between UTC and the Lebanese Uni­ver­si­ty, in which a num­ber of Heudi­asyc mem­bers par­tic­i­pate. The stu­dents who do the course in Lebanon enrol in par­al­lel for the “Robot­ics and Intel­li­gent Sys­tems” (RSI) master’s at the Lebanese Uni­ver­si­ty and for the “Com­plex Sys­tems in Inter­ac­tions” (SCI) master’s at UTC. The RSI course is autho­rized as an alter­na­tive route to obtain­ing the SCI master’s. Each year Heudi­asyc hosts a num­ber of interns from the RSI course.
  • Joint super­vi­sion of the­ses, in par­tic­u­lar as part of the joint super­vi­sion of the­ses pro­gram agreed between the French uni­ver­si­ties of tech­nol­o­gy, INSA, and the Lebanese University.
  • Research projects: relat­ing to UAVs and intel­li­gent vehi­cles, in par­tic­u­lar with­in the frame­work of the Fran­co-Lebanese CEDRE program.
  • Vis­it­ing researchers and PhD candidates.

IRP ADONIS | 2020–2025

An Inter­na­tion­al Research Project (IRP) is estab­lished between UTC, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lebanon, and the CNRS.

« ADONIS »: Approach­es for Diag­no­sis and Intel­li­gent Con­trol of Systems.

The IRP brings togeth­er 4 part­ners: UTC (Heudi­asyc, BMBI, Rober­val), ULFG, CNRS France, and CNRS Lebanon.

Sys­tems (indus­tri­al, bio­med­ical, civ­il, trans­porta­tion infra­struc­ture, etc.) are becom­ing increas­ing­ly com­plex and vul­ner­a­ble to faults, defects, and com­po­nent and con­troller failures.

The objec­tives of this IRP aim to address the var­i­ous con­straints faced by today’s systems:

  • Ensur­ing oper­a­tion for increas­ing­ly longer dura­tions while adher­ing to safe­ty, effi­cien­cy, and envi­ron­men­tal criteria.
  • Enhanc­ing the reli­a­bil­i­ty of diag­nos­tic, treat­ment, and deci­sion-mak­ing tools.


Directeur | Roge­lio LOZANO
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