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I joined at what was then the Xerox Research Centre Europe in 1997 to pursue a Ph.D. thesis in Computer Science which I obtained in 2001 (CIFRE partnership with INRIA Rhone-Alpes). Currently I am a research scientist within the Machine Learning and Optimization team. I am author of more than 14 US patents.
I started my career as a researcher and enthusiast in exploring science and the challenges behind Artificial Intelligence in Text Understanding, developing Information Extraction systems for Knowledge Modeling and Information Discovery with a special focus on Bioinformatics.
After my Ph.D. I moved to an engineering team in a business group to address issues related to Digital Transformation and Document Workflow Automation. My role at that time was to help bridge the gap between state of the art research in Natural Language Processing and advanced prototyping for customer led pilot projects.
I moved back to research in 2008 with a project management role, initiating and managing both open-innovation projects (e.g. ANR-TecSan/ALADIN) and technology transfer projects for the business groups. I coordinate cross-disciplinary & cross organisational teams, applying my research and engineering experience to develop AI and Text Understanding systems that support Automation in Document Content Management and Workflow Automation with a focus on customer care, healthcare and finance.
ALADIN: développement d'un outil sémantique d'analyse des documents textuels médicaux pour la détection d'infections associées aux soins Denys Proux , Caroline Hagege , Quentin Gicquel , Ivan Kergourlay , Suzanne Pereira , Gilbert Rondeau , Stefan Darmoni , Frederique Segond , Marie Hélène Metzger; Colloque bilan TecSan, Paris, France, May 23-24, 2012.
Développement d’un système de détection des infections associées aux soins à partir de l analyse de comptes-rendus d’hospitalisation, Caroline Hagege , Denys Proux , Quentin Gicquel , Marie Hélène Metzger , Stefan Darmoni , Suzanne Pereira , Frederique Segond; TALN, Montpellier, France, June 27-July 1, 2011.
Natural Language Processing to detect Risk Patterns related to Hospital Acquired Infections, Denys Proux , Pierre Marchal , Frederique Segond , Ivan Kergourlay , Stéfan Damoni , Suzanne Pereira , Quentin Gicquel , Marie Hélène Metzger; RANLP 2009 (International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) Borovets, Bulgaria, 14-16 September, 2009
Development of an Automated Detection Tool for Healthcare-Associated Infections based on Screening Natural Language Medical reports, Marie Hélène Metzger, Quentin Gicquel, Denys Proux, Suzanne Pereira, Ivan Kergourlay, Elisabeth Serrot, Frederique Segond, Stefan Darmoni; AMIA 2009 (Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association), San Francisco, USA, Nov 14-18, 2009
Addressing Risk Assessment for Patient Safety in Hospitals through Information Extraction in Medical Reports, Denys Proux, Frederique Segond, Solweig Gerbier, Marie Hélène Metzger; IIP 2008 - 5th International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing, Beijing, China, Oct 19-22, 2008
Addressing Hospital Acquired Infection Control through Risk Patterns Detection in Medical Reports, Denys Proux, Frederique Segond, Solweig Gerbier, Marie Hélène Metzger; IEEE WCCI 2008 (Workshop of the World Congress on Computational Intelligence) Hong Kong, June 1-6, 2008