MATS is a 4-year project (2019-2023) funded by Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) through a JCJC grant.
Here is a short summary of the project goals:
A huge trend in recent earth observation missions is to target high temporal and spatial resolutions (e.g. SENTINEL-2 mission by ESA). Data resulting from these missions can then be used for fine-grained studies in many applications. In this project we will focus on three key environmental issues: agricultural practices and their impact, forest preservation and air quality monitoring. Based on identified key requirements for these application settings, MATS project will feature a complete rethinking of the literature in machine learning for time series, with a focus on large-scale methods that could operate even when little supervised information is available. In more details, MATS will introduce new paradigms in large-scale time series classification, spatio-temporal modeling and weakly supervised approaches for time series. Proposed methods will cover a wide range of machine learning problems including domain adaptation, clustering, metric learning and (semi-)supervised classification, for which dedicated methodology is lacking when time series data is at stake. Methods developed in the project will be made available to the scientific community as well as to practitioners through an open-source toolbox in order to help dissemination to a wide range of application areas. Moreover, the application settings considered in the project will be used to showcase benefits offered by methodologies developed in MATS in terms of time series analysis.
A more comprehensive description of the project can be downloaded (PDF format) here.
We will have two open positions in the context of this project. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.