International partnerships

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

  • 30 visiting foreign academics spent more than one month in the Lab between 2011 and 2016

  • 24 European projects and 25 overseas projects between 2011 and 2016


Philippe Bonnifait
Phone : 03 44 23 44 81 | Contact by email

LAFMIA international joint laboratory

The Franco-Mexican Computer Science and Automatic Control Laboratory (LAFMIA) is CNRS’s first Franco-Mexican international joint laboratory. LAFMIA is headed by R. Lozano, in partnership with GIPSA-lab and the Mexican CINVESTAV research center.

LAFMIA carries out scientific research on:

  • autonomous aerial vehicles
  • autonomous underwater vehicles
  • exoskeletons and rehabilitation equipment
  • multi-criteria optimization using metaheuristics
  • ambient systems and managing multi-scale resources

Between 2011 and 2016 there were:

  • 4 jointly supervised theses
  • 13 visits by Heudiasyc to LAFMIA
  • 20 visits by LAFMIA to Heudiasyc
  • 3 long-term stays at Heudiasyc



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Collaborations with Mexico
Rogelio Lozano
Phone : 03 44 23 44 95 | Contact by email

Peking University and the chinese academy of science's institute of automation

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).

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Collaborations with China
Franck Davoine
Phone : 03 44 23 52 79 | Contact by email

Ilmenau University of Technology

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

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Philippe Bonnifait
Phone : 03 44 23 44 81 | Contact by email

Libanese University

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.

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Collaborations with Lebanon
Ali Charara
Phone : 03 44 23 46 78 | Contact by email