• Digital World and Robotics
  • Transport and Mobility

Centre for Education, Research and Innovation Digital Systems (CERI SN)

Research unit - None


At IMT Nord Europe, the Centre for Education, Research and Innovation (CERI) Digital Systems covers a wide disciplinary field linked to constrained systems (the Internet of Objects, robotics), Humans (and in particular their interactions with the digital world) or even complex systems through the prism of Artificial Intelligence and Automation. The 34 lecturer-researchers and 6 engineers at CERI are able to cover all teaching fields in the field of digital sciences and technologies (Telecoms, Networks, Systems, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Applications, Cybersecurity, etc.).

It is structured around 3 research groups: ARTS (Autonomous Resilient Systems), HIDE (Human, Interaction, DEcision) and McLEOD (Modelling and Control of Complex systems in Large Environments requiring Optimized Decision).

In addition, there is the PPI (Innovation Platform), which supports teacher-researchers in carrying out their prototypes and promoting these to companies. The PPI is also able to provide support services to other CERIs as well as companies.


  • Sylvain LECOMTE


Cité scientifique- Rue Guglielmo Marconi
BP 20145
59650 Villeneuve-d’Ascq



Effectif total : 40

Personnel de recherche : 34

Personnel d'appui à la recherche : 6



• Telecom
• Networks
• Systems
• Data
• Artificial Intelligence
• Applications
• Cybersecurity
• Numerical simulations
• Machine Learning
• Data formatting
• Monitoring

Example(s) of publications

1. Conference communication
Dulin Chen, Laurent Bako, Stéphane Lecoeuche. A Recursive Sparse Learning Method: Application to Jump Markov Linear Systems
18th IFAC World Congress, Aug 2011, Milano, Italy. pp.TuA01.5. 🡭

2. Article
Laurent Bako, Identification of switched linear systems via sparse optimization
Automatica, Elsevier, 2011, 47 (4), pp.668-677. 🡭

3. Conference communication
Abir-Beatrice Karami, Anthony Fleury. Using feedback in adaptive and user-dependent one-step decision making
25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-16) Workshop "Interactive Machine Learning", IJCAI/AAAI, Jul 2016, New-York, NY, United States. pp.5. 🡭

4. Conference communication
Flavien Lucas, Michell Queiroz, Kenneth Sörensen. ReQreate : utilisation de données ouvertes pour générer des instances réalistes de transport à la demande.
23ème congrès annuel de la Société Française de Recherche Opérationnelle et d'Aide à la Décision, INSA Lyon, Feb 2022, Villeurbanne - Lyon, France. 🡭

5. Article
Abir-Beatrice Karami, Anthony Fleury, Jacques Boonaert, Stéphane Lecoeuche. User in the Loop: Adaptive Smart Homes Exploiting User Feedback—State of the Art and Future Directions. Information, MDPI, 2016, 7 (2), pp.35. 🡭

All publications can be found here : 🡭

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

National : LGCgE, Labex CaPPA, Railenium, Clersé, Université de Lille, CNRS, PhLAM, CRIStAL, ARMINES, Laboratoire Central de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air LCSQA, PC2A, CETIM

Services offers

Services provided

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Training offers

Doctorates, Masters, Apprenticeship.

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Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Digital World and Robotics
    • Artificial intelligence, image processing, data science
    • Digital modeling, digital twins, data visualization
    • Digital transformation, digital social inclusion
    • Electronics
    • Engineering, software design, open source software
    • Internet of things, cloud computing and big data
    • Robotics, cobotics, Human-Machine interaction
    • Telecom, networks, photonics
  • Transport and Mobility
    • Intelligent transportation systems
    • Maintenance and supervision