Christian Roux, the Director of Research and Innovation at IMT, accompanied Frédérique Vidal, the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, on his trip to Singapore in order to strengthen the ties between these two countries’ innovation ecosystems through collaborations involving research, science and startups.
The trip included a tour of the IPAL Laboratory (Image Pervasive Access Lab), a French-Singaporean laboratory in which IMT is a partner.
IPAL is a bilateral French-Singaporean research laboratory created in 1999 dedicated to the fields of indexing and image retrieval by content, and signal processing analysis.
The laboratory, which became a CNRS international joint research unit in 2007, has six different partners. Its partners on the Singapore side include NUS (National University of Singapore) and A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Applied Research) while its French partners include CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble), IMT and UPMC (Paris). The laboratory is headed by IMT professor Mounir Mokhtari.
IPAL works in the fields of medical image understanding (MIU team) and support for assisted living (PAWAM team – Pervasive Access & Wellness Management).