IMT ATLANTIQUE: tenured Full Professor position in Data and Decision Science

campuses in Brest, Nantes and Rennes, France
call for applications for a tenured Full Professor position in Data and Decision Science
The date on which the position is taken up: 01/09/2020

IMT Atlantique is a leading French engineering school (Grande Ecole, a sort of Ivy League School). It is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world in THE World University Ranking 2019, present in four themes of the Shanghai ranking, and is in top 25 in U-Multirank on the number of joint publications with industrial partners. The School is a part of the National Institute of Science and Technology “Institut Mines-Télécom” (IMT).

IMT Atlantique aims to combine digital technology, energy and the environment to transform society and industry through training, research and innovation. The engineering courses are based on cutting-edge research carried out in 6 joint research units with CNRS, INRIA, INSERM, other universities and engineering schools. The School awards engineering diplomas, master's degrees, and doctorates.

With 2200 under graduate and post-graduate students, 290 Faculty Members, including 110 Dr Habil., 800 publications and 18 M€ of industrial contracts per year, IMT Atlantique is one of the leading French institutions of higher education and research in this field. Keywords: decision support, artificial intelligence, data science, discrete optimization, mathematical programming, constraint programming

Professional environment

The Department of Automation, Production and Computer Sciences (DAPI: Département Automatique, Productique et Informatique) is located on the Nantes Campus of IMT Atlantique. The department employs around one hundred people, forty of which are Faculty members (Full or Associate/Assistant Professors). The research topics of DAPI include Control, Robotics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Artificial intelligence, and Software Engineering. The Faculty members and PhD student of DAPI are members of the LS2N CNRS research laboratory (

The candidate will be integrated into the Optimization and Decision Aiding group of DAPI. This group is composed of 2 teams: Logistics and Production System (SLP) and Theory, Algorithms and Systems of Constraints (TASC). The research in SLP focuses on applications of Operations Research techniques to logistics and production systems. The TASC team is specialized in Constraint Programming and addresses the challenges of decision support with discrete models. The team combines data, learning and optimization aspects. More specifically, the activities focus on the acquisition of models from data that can be directly used by solvers, on explanation aspects in solvers, on the effective treatment of constraints both by relying on algorithms over combinatorial structures, and on the systematic search for invariants.