International PhD Students

Many students are interested in pursuing PhD studies in countries other than their own, and and in internationally renowned institutions. The value of a PhD degree is often a factor of the scientific reputation of the institution and of the motivation of the host team.

The number of foreign students enrolled in LIRMM PhD Programs has increased considerably in recent years (half of all doctoral students). LIRMM is proud to welcome and train a diverse population of young scientists hailing from all around the world.

The following pie chart shows the distribution of our PhD student population by nationality (as of 01/01/2019):

Graphique doctorants étrangers par pays UK version

The Lab attracts many young students wishing to pursue their doctorate studies in France, but also established foreign researchers who find it particularly interesting to come and spend valuable research time in our midst. In general, these foreign scientists are hosted by LIRMM teams for periods ranging from a few weeks to several months or even a year. They collaborate with LIRMM researchers within the host teams and benefit from the expertise and structure of the Lab.

European Projects

From its inception to present day, LIRMM researchers have developed international partnerships with many academic laboratories and companies.

Since 2010, the LIRMM has been involved in more than 40 European projects:

Program Period Acronym Project Title Project Site Teams
  2021-2024 ALAPACA ALgorithms for PAngenome Computational Analysis   MAB
H2020 2020-2023 TAILOR Foundations of Trustworthy AI - Integrating Reasoning, Learning and Optimization COCONUT
    MAELSTROM Smart technology for MArinE Litter SusTainable RemOval and Management   DEXTER/ICAR
H2020 2020-2023 SAFEST Secure and Assured hardware: Facilitating ESTonia’s digital society TEST
H2020 2020-2023 IAM Impact Aware Manipulation by Dexterous Robot Control and Learning in Dynamic Semi-Structured Logistic Environments IDH
H2020 2020-2023 MOOD MOnitoring Outbreak events for Disease surveillance in a data science context

H2020 2020-2022 MEGAFAUNA Detecting, Predicting and Protecting Pelagic Megafauna Hotspots in the Coral Sea  
H2020 2020-2022 NEURONN Two-Dimensional Oscillatory Neural Networks for Energy Efficient Neuromorphic Computing SMARTIES
H2020 2019-2023 Cos4Cloud Co-designed Citizen Observatories Services for the EOS-Cloud ZENITH
H2020 2019-2023 SOPHIA Socio-physical Interaction Skills for Cooperative Human-Robot Systems in Agile Production IDH
H2020 2019-2021 SmartVista Smart Autonomous Multi Modal Sensors for Vital Signs Monitoring SMARTIES
EIT HEALTH   AGILIS Restoration of Hand Functions in Tetraplegia through Selective Neural Electrical Stimulation CAMIN
H2020 2018-2021 GLOPACK Granting society with LOw environmental impact innovative PACKaging GRAPHIK
H2020 2017-2020 HEPHAESTUS Highly automatEd PHysical Achievements and PerformancES using cable roboTs Unique Systems DEXTER
EUREKA-PENTA 2017-2020 HADES Hierarchy-Aware and secure embedded test infrastructure for Dependability and performance Enhancement of integrated Systems SYSMIC
EUREKA-EUROSTARS 2017-2019 STEP-HIGH Sensors for medium to high pressure ranges for high-value markets SYSMIC
H2020 2017-2019 VERSATILE Innovative robotic applications for highly reconfigurable production lines IDH
ERASMUS+ 2016-2019 eHealth Eurocampus eHealth Eurocampus DEXTER
COST 2016-2020 FoodMC Mathematical and Computer Science Methods for Food Science and Industry GRAPHIK
H2020 2016-2020 NoAW Innovative approaches to turn agricultural waste into ecological and economic assets GRAPHIK
H2020 2016-2019 CLOUDBDAPPLIANCE European Cloud In-Memory Database Appliance with Predictable Performance for Critical Applications ZENITH
H2020 2016-2019 SIFRm Semantic Indexing of French Biomedical Data Resources - mobility SMILE
H2020 2016-2018 GREAT HeteroGeneous integRated magnetic tEchnology using multifunctional standardized sTack (MSS) SYSMIC
H2020 2016-2018 CONNECT CarbON Nanotube compositE InterconneCTs SYSMIC
COST 2016-2017 KEYSTONE COST semantic KEYword-based Search on sTructured data sOurcEs FADO
ERASMUS+ 2015-2018 COMPASS Composing Lifelong Learning Opportunity Pathways through Standardsbased   SYSMIC
H2020 2015-2018 CITY4AGE Elderly-friendly City services for active and healthy ageing IDH
H2020 2015-2017 HPC4E High Performance Computing for Energy ZENITH
H2020 2015-2018 MONTBLANC 3 European scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology SYSMIC
H2020 2015-2018 VIROGENESIS Découverte de virus et traçage épidémique à partir de séquençage métagénomique MAB
H2020 2015-2019 COMANOID Robotique humanoide collaborative pour l'industrie aéronautique IDH
FP7 2013-2016 IP CoherentPaaS Ensemble de technologies de gestion de données pour le cloud (SQL et NoSQL) avec un langage de requête commun et cohérence transactionnelle entre SGBD ZENITH
FP7 2013-2016 MONT-BLANC 2 Mont-Blanc 2, European scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology SYSMIC
FP7 2013-2017 EPIONE Natural sensory feedback for phantom limb pain modulation and therapy   DEMAR
FP7 2013-2016 KOROIBOT Improving humanoid walking capabilities by human-inspired mathematical models,optimization and learning IDH
FP7 2013-2016 DREAMCLOUD Dynamic Resource Allocation in Embedded and High-Performance Computing SYSMIC
FP7 2013-2016 CLERECO Cross-Layer Early Reliability Evaluation for the Computing cOntinuum SYSMIC
EUREKA-CATRENE 2012-2015 MASTER 3D Manufacturing Solutions Targetting Competitive European Production in 3D SYSMIC
FP7 - COST 2012-2016 TRUDEVICE Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices SYSMIC
ERASMUS 2012-2014 MSC-ART European MSc in Adavanced Rehabilitation Technologies IDH-DEMAR
FP7 2011-2013 ECHORD - PRADA Parallel Robot with Adaptive Dynamic Accuracy DEXTER
FP7 2012-2014 ICON Inductive Constraint Programming COCONUT
FP7 2012-2016 ROBOHOW.COG Web-enabled and Experience-based Cognitive Robots that Learn Complex Everyday Manipulation Tasks IDH
FP7 2013-2016 MONT-BLANC 2 European scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology SYSMIC
FP7-COST 2012-2014 TRUDEVICE Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices SYSMIC
FP7 2011-2014 MONT-BLANC European scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology SYSMIC
FP7 2011-2014 CABLEBOT Parallel Cable Robotics for Improving Maintenance and Logistics of Large-Scale Products DEXTER
FP7 2010-2014 PLANETDATA European Network Of Excellence on Large-Scale Data Management ADVANSE
FP7 2010-2015 VERE Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-Emodiment IDH

International Partnerships

Joint Robotics Laboratory JRL

CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory (JRL), UMI3218/RL, is a joint laboratory co-established by the French National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS) and the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). It is located at the Intelligent Systems Research Institute of the AIST in Tsukuba, Japan.

Using a humanoid robot as their main platform, LIRMM and AIST researchers work closely to investigate and promote ways to increase the functional autonomy of robots. The main research topics include: task and motion planning and control, reactive behavior control, and human-robot cooperation through multimodal interface integrating brain-computer interface (BCI), vision and haptics.

LIRMM Contact: A. KHEDDAR - Directeur de Recherche CNRS - IDH team

French-Italian research LAboratory on hardware-software Integrated Systems (LAFISI)

The LAFISI joint laboratory was co-established by the LIRMM and Politecnico Di Torino, in Torino, Italy. Its main objective is to promote French-Italian collaboration in the field of hardware-software integrated systems, by developing novel approaches for built-in self-tests and design-for-tests, test pattern generation and fault simulation, performance verification, diagnosis, fault tolerance and system reliability.

LIRMM Contact: Patrick GIRARD – Directeur de Recherche CNRS - TEST team

French-Canadian IAL - miREGEN - Regulation of microRNA genes

This joint laboratory is Franco-Canadian partnership. It was co-established by the LIRMM (CNRS 5506) and the IGMM (CNRS 5535) on the French side, and by the University of British Columbia’s Children's & Women's Health Centre, (British Columbia branch) on the Canadian side.

These teams investigate the transcriptional regulation of genes, particularly that of microRNAs.

LIRMM Contact: Laurent BREHELIN – Chargé de Recherche CNRS - MAB team

Last update on 17/09/2020