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Christian is Principal Scientist and interested in AI for Robotics, in particular machine learning and embodied computer vision; large-scale learning of the capacity to perform high-level reasoning from visual observations, and more recently the connections between machine learning and control. He is a member of the directing committee of GDR ISIS and co-leader of it's topic "Machine Learning"; co-leader of the topic "Machine Learning and Robotics" at GDR Robotique; member of the scientific committee of GDR IA; member of the board of AI experts at the French national supercomputing cluster GENCI; member of evaluation ANR committee "Artificial Intelligence" from 2019-2021. He has supervised 13 defended PhD theses, is an associate editor of IEEE-Transactions on PAMI and area chair of CVPR 2020, NeurIPS 2020, ICLR 2021, ICCV 2021, ICML 2021, NeurIPS 2021, ICML 2022.
From 2005 to 2021 he was associate professor (Maître de Conférences, HDR) at INSA de Lyon and LIRIS, a CNRS laboratory, where he was also the head of the AI chair / chair in Artificial Intelligence (the group). He received his MSc in computer science from TU Vienna, Austria, in 2000, and a PhD in computer science from INSA de Lyon, France, in 2003. In 2012 he obtained the habilitation diploma, also from INSA de Lyon.