cbProfessor of Computer Science at University Grenoble Alps
Director of the LIG (Laboratory of Informatics in Grenoble)
Member of the AMA research team of the LIG

Research topics: My research deals with Data Science, i.e. with models and systems to extract information, insights and knowledge from data in various forms. The data on which I have primarily worked are large-scale, multlingual collections, and I have been primarily involved in machine learning, information retrieval and computational linguistics. I am particularly interested in theoretical models that explain and take into account properties of textual collections and in large-scale, pratical implementations of these models. I am also interested in modeling how the textual information is shared in social (content) networks, and how such networks evolve over time. More recently, I have also been working on improving job scheduling techniques through machine learning, and in learning representations (through metric learning) for different types of data, including time series.

  • Director of the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble (LIG) (2016-)
  • Co-director of the Joint Reseach Center on Data Science, between Univ. J. Fourier and Univ. Technology Sydney (2014-)
  • 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-)
  • “Chargé de mission” Communication of the LIG (2007-2011)
  • 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-)
Short bio I graduated from École Centrale Paris in Applied Mathematics and Université Paris 7 in Computer Science, in 1990. I then received a PhD grant from the Centre Scientifique d’IBM France to conduct research on probabilistic models for bilingual lexicon extraction from parallel corpora. I spent one year (from Oct. 1992 to Oct. 1993) as scientist in the French Atomic Energy Commission, and received my PhD (in Computer Science, from University Paris 7) in January 1995. After a year spent in the linguistics department of Université Paris 7 as research assistant (Atttaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche), I joined the Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) in 1996, to work on textual indexing for information retrieval. In 1999, I spent 6 months at PARC (at that time Palo Alto Research Center) to develop hierarchical versions of PLSI (Probabilistic Latent Semantic Indexing). I then led a research team on textual information access, and later became area manager of the group Learning and Content Analysis at XRCE, prior to joining the Université Joseph Fourier and the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (LIG) as a professor in September 2006. I have been head of the AMA (Analyse de Données, Modélisation et Apprentissage automatique) team on modeling and machine learning from 2011 (when the team was created in LIG) to 2015. I am currently director of the LIG (from 2016), after having been deputy director (from 2011 to 2015).

Contact information at LIG
Email: Eric.Gaussier@imag.fr
Tel: 04 76 51 48 59
Mobile: 06 82 19 79 88
Office: Maison Jean Kuntzmann
110 Avenue de la Chimie
Domaine univesritaire St Martin d'Hères