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Patrick GROS

Senior Inria research scientist

Current responsabilities

Director of the Inria Research Center Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes since December 2014

Member of the Executive Board of the Université Grenoble - Alpes Community
Member of the Executive Board of the Linksium company
Member of the executive board of the NanoElec Technological Research Institute
Academic Vice-president of the Minalogic technological cluster
Member of the scientific board of ENS de Lyon
Member of the scientific board of INSA de Lyon

Former responsabilities

Head of the TEXMEX research team.
Scientific Officer of the Inria research center of Rennes.
Member of the Inria Evaluation Committee
Member of the Scientific Board of Université européenne de Bretagne
Member of the Scientific Board of Université Rennes 1
Vice-president of the Technological Cluster from 2014 to 2018


655, avenue de l'Europe
38330 Montbonnot Saint-Martin

tel: +33 4 76 61 53 13
e-mail Patrick.Gros [at] inria.fr

Secretary: Christine Krebs, +33 4 76 61 53 13, Christine.Krebs [at] inria.fr


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Professional background

I have been involved in research in the field of Computer Vision since 1990. I joined the Fundamental Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (LIFIA) in 1990, to achieve a Ph.D. in computer vision. Since July 1993 and the defense of this thesis, I have had a research position at CNRS, still in LIFIA, which became GRAVIR since then.

From november 1995 until october 1996, I was visiting research scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA working on a project of automatic landmark recognition for vehicles in urban environment.

In July 1999, I moved from Grenoble to Rennes where he joint the IRISA research unit. In 2002, I founded a new research group devoted to multimedia document analysis and management, with a special emphasis on the problems raised by the management of very large volumes of documents. Since September 1st 2006, I am an INRIA senior research scientist (director of research in French). In January 2012, I became scientific officer of the Inria research center of Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, in charge of supervising the teams life cycle: creations, evaluations, reconfigurations. In December 2014, I moved to grenoble and became Director of the Inria research center of Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes.

Research interest

My research interests are image indexing and recognition in large databases, multimedia documents description. I teach graduate courses in computer science and computer vision. I am associate editor of the journal "Traitement du signal". I participate to numerous national projects on multimedia description and indexing, with applications to television archiving, copyright protection for photo agencies, personal picture management on set-top-boxes. In the frame of the 6th Framework Program from European Union, I am currently involved in the MUSCLE Network of Excellence and in the AceMedia Integrated project.

Former Students

Bart LAMIROY, associate professor, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine
Sylvaine PICARD, R&D engineer at Morpho-Safran, 2012 award of the Innovation Woman
Damien ALBERT, PProfessor of Electrical Engineering
Ewa KIJAK, associate professor, University of Rennes 1
Sid-Ahmed BERRANI, research scientist at France-Telecom R&D, Cesson-Sévigné, France
Anthony REMAZEILLES, research scientist at Tecnalia Research and Innovation
François TONNIN, teacher in math
Manolis DELAKIS, engineer at Anevia
Xavier NATUREL, R&D engineer at Vesalis
Nguyen Khang PHAM, associate professor, Cantho university, Vietnam
Siwar BAGHDADI, engineer at Artimia
Gaël MANSON, engineer at youmag, Paris
Pierre TIRILLY, associate professor at University of Lille 1
Romain TAVENARD, post-doc at IDIAP, Switzerland
Thanh Toan DO,back to Vietnam
Cédric PENET, R&D engineer at Edixia Automation
Gylfi GUDMUNDSSON, post-doc at University of Berkeley
Mihir JAIN post-doc at University of Amsterdam
Mohammed Haykel BOUKADIDA, Engineer at Adentis