The Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics (LIRMM in French) is a joint research unit of both University of Montpellier (UM) and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). LIRMM research activities focus on modeling and designing of various hardware and software systems (such as robots and integrated circuits), as well as research on algorithmic, bioinformatics, databases and artificial intelligence. Leveraging this diversity, LIRMM reinforces its originality by combining theory, tools, experiments and applications in all its areas of scientific expertise, pushing ahead the emergence of interdisciplinary projects within the laboratory (e.g. image processing, digital security, human assistance…) and in close relation with other laboratories and scientific fields (such as mathematics, life sciences, health, neuroscience etc.).
LIRMM brings together over 400 people including University full and associate professors, CNRS and INRIA junior and senior scientists, staff engineers, support and administrative staff along with around 150 PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows. On average, the LIRMM produces yearly around 350 scientific publications, including 25 doctoral theses and 170 articles in international journals or seminars. LIRMM is enrolled in many collaborative research programs including fifteen national (ANR) and a dozen of European (H2020).