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Researchers from l'X participated in La French Tech Shanghai Event

On Thursday, December 6th in Shanghai, China, an Expert Talk took place regarding the societal and industrial impacts of Artificial Intelligence. Four researchers from École Polytechnique talked on the subject AI: Impact on the Industry and the Society

In collaboration with XNode, Startup & Corporate Accelerator in Shanghai, la French Tech Shanghai invited three specialized European researchers from École Polytechnique to present and discuss their research in regards to AI.

Eric Goubault, Head of the Computer Science Laboratory at École Polytechnique (LIX), presented on Autonomous systems: the safety and security of cyber physical systems. Eric Goubault’s research interests include semantics of programming languages, validation and analysis of programs, hybrid systems and cyberphysical systems (with applications to drones and swarms of drones), abstract interpretation, and semantics of concurrency and distributed systems using geometric methods. He published more than 90 articles in prestigious venues, and lead numerous academic (national research agency, European projects etc.) and industrial projects (with major firms like Airbus, Thales etc.).

Michalis Vazirgiannis, Professor at the Computer Science Laboratory (LIX) and Director of the Data Science and Mining Team at École Polytechnique, presented on AI challenges for social networks and Natural Language Processing (NLP). His current research interests are on machine learning and combinatorial methods for Graph analysis (community detection, graph clustering and embeddings, influence maximization), Text mining - Graph of Words, word embeddings with applications to web advertising and marketing, event detection and summarization. He has active cooperation with industrial partners in the area of data analytics and machine learning for large scale data repositories in Web advertising and recommendations, social networks, fraud detection, insurance data. He has supervised sixteen completed PhD theses, several supported by industrial fundings including Google, Airbus, Huawei.

Yanlei Diao, also Professor at the Computer Science Laboratory at École Polytechnique (LIX), presented on the subject of building large-scale intelligent systems: a path to democratizing big data and AI. Yanlei joined École Polytechnique in France as Professor of Computer Science in 2015. She is also a tenured professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. Her research interests lie in big data analytics, with a focus on scalable systems for data analytics, data mining, and data exploration. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005.

This event was moderated by Gaetan Messin, Scientific Attaché for the French consulate in Shanghai. In partnership with the CCIFC, Gaetan animates the Innovation working group and the Shanghai R&D Club. He is also regularly involved in the CCE and La French Tech Shanghai's working groups on subjects of Corporate Innovation and Artificial Intelligence. Gaétan was previously, a professor-researcher at the l'Institut d'Optique at Paris-Saclay. He graduated from Ecole Supérieur d'Optique in 1991, following which he earned a Masters in Intelligence Marketing from HEC Paris. He prepared his physics PhD at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Ecole Normale Supérieure) following which he did a Post-doc at MIT.