Carnot Interfaces

Affiliated with UPMC, CNRS and INSERM, the Interfaces Institute groups 5 research units specialized in:
• Computer science, in particular in the domains of connected objects, safety and reliability (LIP6)
• Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ISIR)
• Biomedical Imagery (LIB)
• Medical Informatics and biomedical knowledge management for e-health (LIMICS)
• Clinical and experimental respiratory neurophysiology (UMRS 1158)


Core business

Information and Communication Technologies
Technologies for health
Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
including PhD Students
Global budget
41,7 M€
incomes with industry
6,5 M€


Interfaces Associated Carnot
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
4 Place Jussieu
BC 204
75005 PARIS

Guillaume MOREL

Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni
Deputy Director

Valérie Neyrolles

+33 (0)1 44 27 63 90

Email contact
Parent institutions

Parent institutions


Innovative solutions for smart interfaces between humans and the digital world: creativity, efficacy, and safety

The presentation of Interfaces

Computer Science
  • Our know-how in modeling and solving fundamental problems towards real applications through public-private partnerships is organized around three axes:
  • Safety, security and reliability: ensuring reliability and computational efficiency by guaranteeing safety for both hardware and software, applied to networks, data (private life protection) and systems (on chip & embedded)
  • Data science, artificial intelligence & optimization: modeling and optimizing complex systems, data and knowledge sciences ; artificial intelligence and operational research, from decision making to adaptive and multi agent systems, human learning and interactive systems
  • Smart objects: tools and methods to observe, analyze, understand, process and design complex systems and networks and embedded systems.
Robotics and Intelligent Systems
  • Design and control of robotic systems with high dynamic complexity (mobile robots, humanoids) or for applications involving human-machine interaction (haptic interfaces, tangible interaction with microworld, assistance to rehabilitation)
  • Disruptive concepts inspired from life sciences, such as multimodal perceptual systems, bioinspired robotics, artificial learning, etc.
Biomedical Imagery
  • Morphological, functional and molecular imaging, at the preclinical and clinical stages. Target pathologies are related to aging, such as osteoarticular, cardiac, vascular or neurological diseases, and cancer.
    - New diagnostic and therapeutic approaches based on ultrasound imager, MRI, C Scan, PET and diffuse optical imaging.
    - Means for early diagnostic and for evaluating the response to ne theranostic modalities, new biomarkers adapted to biological analysis, improved understanding of physio-pathological processes. 
Medical informatics
  • Modeling, visualization, processing and integration of biomedical data and knowledge for e-health.
  • Various contexts: pharmacovigilance, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases, psychiatry, nutrition, prevention.


Nervous system and respiratory systems

Biological, histological, physiological, pharmacological and clinical approaches, including psychophysiology
with a systematic use of biomathematics and modeling.

           ⇒ Three main topics:

  • Cerebral cortex and respiration
  • Automatic control of ventilation in animals and humans
  • Respiratory neuro-stimulation in animals and humans