The Computer Science laboratory of Paris-North University (LIPN) has been associated with CNRS (URA 1507 then UPRESA 7030 and now UMR 7030) since January 1992. Most of the LIPN professors hold a permanent position at Paris 13 University, at Institut Galilée or l'IUT de Villetaneuse.
Research at LIPN is carried out in its major areas of expertise, in particular Combinatorics, Algorithmics, Logic, Software, Natural Language, Machine Learning. The laboratory is structured into five teams:
- Machine Learning and Applications (A3), which addresses, in a complementary manner, problems related to machine learning, both symbolic and numeric (neural networks, statistics), to hybrid approaches (symbolico-numerical). This research is fed, coordinated and evaluated through various applications in the areas of pattern recognition, genomics and data mining.
- Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimisation (AOC), where issues related to optimisation into integers, approximation, and distributed algorithms are studied.
- Combinatorics, Algorithmics and Interactions (CALIN), which relies on algebraic and analytic combinatorics to study many discrete structures (monoids, graphs, permutations, partitions...) with applications to algorithms analysis, or to models from physics, and tries to automatise these tasks via computer algebra.
- Logic, Computation and Reasoning (LCR), which focuses on linear logics and its applications, as well as formal specification and verification of dynamic and distributed systems.
- Knowledge Representation and Natural Language (RCLN), carries fundamental and applied research on fine understanding of textual documents, corpus semantics, and knowledge engineering.
LIPN develops fundamental researches and has a cooperation policy with large organisations and companies. This policy leads to participating in European or international projects, ANR, etc. Moreover, the collaboration with companies also include CIFRE fellowships.
For additional information, you can have a look at the last activity report (.pdf.gz, in French...) of the laboratory (years 2004-2007).