cb Professor of Computer Science at University Grenoble Alps
Director of the Grenoble Interdisciplinary Institute in Artificial Intelligence
Email: Eric.Gaussier@imag.fr
Tel: +33 4 57 42 15 00
Mobile: +33 6 82 19 79 88
Office: Bâtiment IMAG - 700 Avenue Centrale
Domaine universitaire St Martin d'Hères

Research fields: machine learning, information retrieval, computational linguistics

My research lies at the intersection machine learning, information retrieval and computational linguistics. The data on which I have primarily worked are large-scale, multlingual collections and I am particularly interested in theoretical models that explain and take into account the properties of the collections considered, and in large-scale, pratical implementations of these models. I have also been interested in modeling how (textual) information is shared in social (content) networks, and how such networks evolve over time. I have also worked on improving job scheduling techniques through machine learning, and in learning representations for different types of sequences, as texts and time series.

Responsibilities (since 2006)
  • Director of MIAI (Multidisciplinary Institute in Artificial Intelligence - Grenoble 3IA) (2019-)
  • Co-founder of Skopaï, specialised in start-up analysis using AI (2017)
  • Director of the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble (LIG) (2016-2020)
  • Co-director of the Joint Reseach Center on Data Science, between Univ. J. Fourier and Univ. Technology Sydney (2014-2018)
  • Deputy Director of the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble (LIG) (2011-2015)
  • Head of the AMA team, working on Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Information Access (2011-2015)
  • Co-responsible for the ADM (Advanced Data Mining) action of the PERSYVAL labex (2011-2015)
  • Co-responsible for the AIW (Artificial Intelligence and the Web) option of the Computer Science Research Master (2008-)
  • Co-responsible for the Computer Science and Mathematics Master of Univ. J. Fourier/Grenoble 1 (2008-2011)
  • Responsible for the Computer Science Magistère of Univ. J. Fourier/Grenoble 1 (2006-2008)
  • Member of the Information Sciences panel of the European Research Council (starting/consolidator grants) (2007-2013)
  • Member of the Executive Board of the European Association for Computational Linguistics (2007-2010)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of SIGDAT (Special Interest Group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to Natural Language Processing) (2005-)
Awards and distinctions
  • Test of Time Award, European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) 2016, for the paper "A Probabilistic Interpretation of Precision, Recall and F-Score, with Implication for Evaluation" co-written with C. Goutte, which had an impact in different scientific communities
  • International IEEE Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) 2016, honorable mention award
  • International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, ICTIR 2013, best paper award
  • French Conference on "Recherche d'Information et ses Applications", CORIA 2012, best paper award
  • French Conference on "Recherche d'Information et ses Applications", CORIA 2010, best paper award
  • International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, SIGIR 2010, nominated for the best paper award
  • Technology awards: Basex Award, 2004 and Technology Innovation Award of the Wall Street Journal, 2005. These awards were given to Xerox for the technology I initiated and co-developed on clustering and categorization of text collections
Award given to students
  • Théo Trouillon, one of my PhD students, was awarded the Univ. Grenoble Alpes PhD price in 2018 as well as a first Accessit Price from AFIA (Association Française d'Intelligence Artificielle) for his work on Complex-valued embedding models for knowledge graph completion