Scientific excellence and impact.
Our work is consistently recognized by the community.

  • 2023

    • Distributional Control of Generative Models (DiSCO toolkit), ACL Outstanding Demo Paper award.
    • Winner of two low-resource speech translation challenges at IWSLT 2023
  • 2022

  • 2021

    • Best Short Paper Award at ECIR 2021
    • Participatory research for low-resourced machine translation: a case study in African languages: Wikimedia Research Award, awarded at The Web Conference 2021
  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

    • 4 Outstanding Reviewer Awards for NAACL, EMNLP, CVPR & NeurIPS
    • 4th in Google Landmarks Challenge (Computer Vision)
    • Ph.D. student, Theo Trouillon 2nd prize, Best Ph. D. Thesis in Artificial Intelligence from French Association for Artificial Intelligence (AFIA)
    • Agnes Sandor, appointed Honorary Associate at University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2017

    • 2nd, Visual Domain Adaptation (VisDA2017) Classification challenge
    • 1st in MediaEval 2017 Retrieving Diverse Social Images Task challenge
    • 2nd in Financial Entity Identification and Information Integration Challenge (FEIII) in Data Science
    • Best Full Paper at LAK'17 'Reflective Writing Analytics for Actionable Feedback', Gibson, A., Aitken, A., Sándor, Á., Buckingham Shum, S., Tsingos-Lucas, Ch. and Knight, S.‎
  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Best paper award at ICSOFT-PT on 'Semantic Version Management based on Formal Certification' by Jean-Yves Vion-Dury and Nikolaos Lagos
    • Air Liquide European Suppliers Challenge. Xerox was recognised for its innovative service technology Print Awareness Tool (ethnography, data analytics).‎
    • Environmental LEADER award for Xerox Print Awareness Tool and Dynamic Pricing for Parking in Merge® (ethnography, data analytics, machine learning, data analytics, transportation).‎
    • ITS Awards Finalists, Best New Innovative Product, Service or Application: Xerox Vehicle Passenger Detection System (computer vision, transportation).‎
  • 2014

  • 2013

    • International Fine-grained image classification challenge Comp with INRIA (computer vision)
    • MIT 50 most disruptive companies - LA parking (machine learning, mechanism design, data analytics, transportation)
    • Best paper award at ACM ICTIR'13 'A Theoretical Analysis of Pseudo Relevance Feedback Model' by Stéphane Clinchant and Eric Gaussier
  • 2012

    • 2012 European META award for XFST (natural language processing)
  • 2011

    • ACM SIGHI 'Best of CSCW' award (paper)
    • Premier Innovation award for FactSpotter detecting Hospital Acquired Infections (natural language processing)
    • Imagenet benchmarking challenge in image classification - ILSVRC11 (computer vision)
    • Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for software - Next Generation Help Desk (ethnography, user experience)
  • 2010

    • Winner of TSIA (Technology Services Industry Association) for Maintenance Assistance on the device. (ethnography, natural language processing)
    • CategoriX 1st in LegalTREC benchmark (natural language processing, text categorization)
    • Hybrid categorizer 1st in image annotation, wikipedia image retrieval & medical image retrieval (computer vision, natural language processing)
    • Nomination for best paper award at SIGIR'10 for Information Based Model for ad hoc information retrieval, by Stéphane Clinchant and Eric Gaussier (natural language processing)
  • 2009

    • 1st in ImageCLEF Photoretrieval task for the third consecutive year (computer vision, natural language processing)
  • 2008

    • Winner of 2 tracks of international ImageCLEF Evaluation (computer vision and natural language processing)
    • Winner PASCAL Image Segmentation Competition (computer vision)
  • 2005

    • Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation awards Image and Text categorization (computer vision and natural language processing)
    • 1st in EASY evaluation of parsing technologies Xerox Incremental Parser (natural language processing)
  • 2004

    • Basex excellence award for CategoriX (natural language processing)
    • Innovate in France Award 
  • 2002

    • 1st in TREC filtering and routing track for CategoriX (natural language processing)

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