Inria Research Director
Ezio Malis graduated both from SUPELEC and Politecnico di Milano in 1995.
He received the Ph.D. degree in Robotics and Automation from the University of Rennes, France, in 1998.
After spending two years (1999–2000) as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), he joined INRIA as a Research Scientist in Sophia Antipolis.
He received in 2008 the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in Computer Science from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis.
After 9 years in the ICARE and AROBAS teams, he created the team EVOLUTION at Inria Sophia Antipolis in 2009.
From 2009 til 2010 he led the EVOLUTION team to achieve technological maturity and to transfer his research work to the industry.
In 2010 he co-founded the Robocortex S.A.S. company a software editor for Autonomous Robotics and of the software AugmentedPro for Augmented Reality and IoT in industrial assembling and manufacturing tasks.
From 2010 til 2020 he was the CEO and the director of the Research and Developpement at Robocortex.
His main research interests are efficient optimization algorithms (numerical analysis, quantum computing), artificial intelligence (computer vision and machine learning) and autonomous robotics (modeling, perception, decision and control) with a peculiar emphasis on sensor-based control techniques. He is author and co-author of around a hundred papers.