Jean-Paul Haton

Jean-Paul Haton

Professor emiritus

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Jean-Paul Haton is Emeritus Professor in Computer Science at Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France. He is a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France where he created the first chair in computer science.


Jean-Paul Haton has been Director of the French National Project on Man-Machine Communication from 1981 to 1993, and Research Director at INRIA from 1988 to 1993. His research interests relate to Artificial Intelligence and Man-Machine Communication, especially in the fields of automatic speech recognition and understanding, speech training, signal interpretation, knowledge-based systems, and robotics. He has supervised or co-supervised more than 100 PhD theses in these fields. He authored or co-authored about 300 articles and books.


Jean-Paul Haton is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of International Pattern Recognition Society, IAPR and a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Assocviation, ECCAI. He served as chairman of AFIA (French Association for Artificial Intelligence) until 1994 and of ASTI, the French federation of associations for information processing. He is Vice-president of Académie Lorraine des sciences and he was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Genève, Switzerland.