Deputy Head of the Unit - Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Excellence at the European Commission
Cécile Huet is Deputy Head of the Unit “Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Excellence” at the European Commission. This unit funds and assists beneficial robotics and AI developments within Europe.
Under Horizon 2020, the unit launched one of the world’s largest civilian programme in robotics with a budget of €700 million, supplemented by €2.1 billion from the European robotics industry in the context of the Robotics Public-Private Partnership.
This unit is also at the heart of the Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe, the Coordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence , the Communication on Building Trust in Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence, and the ‘ecosystem of excellence’ of the White Paper on AI.
Cécile joined the unit since its creation in 2004. Previously, she worked for the industry in signal processing after a post-doc at the University of California Santa Barbara and a PhD at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
In 2015, she has been selected as one of the “25 women in robotics you need to know about“.
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