I am an associate professor at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (LS2N, ex-LINA) of the Université de Nantes, currently on CNRS sabbatical leave at JFLI - NII in Tokyo.

My research is mainly focused on Game AI problems, in particular on solving decising-making problems in real-time strategy games. I focus on constraint solving under uncertainty, and try to understand how constraint programming and machine learning can nurture each other.

I am also interested in designing and implementing meta-heuristics for combinatorial optimization problems, in particular for problems under uncertainty.

Convinced by the importance of the research in Game AI, I have created and I manage the working group IA des jeux within the GDR-IA. All Francophone persons interested by Game AI are welcome.

Contact :
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NII, JFLI Room 1218
2 Chome−1 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-0003 Tōkyō

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LS2N, office 11-116
UFR de Sciences et Techniques
2, chemin de la Houssinière
BP 92208, 44322 NANTES CEDEX 3

Japan: +81 (0)3-4212-2410
France: +33 (0)2 51 12 58 44

e-mail : florian (dot) richoux {at} univ [hyphen] nantes (dot) fr