Antoine Doucet is a full Professor in computer science in La Rochelle Université since 2014, where he is Vice Rector for the European University alliance EU-CONEXUS since 2021, and leads the research group in document analysis, digital contents and images (about 50 researchers) since 2016.
Until 2022, Antoine was the PI of Horizon 2020 project NewsEye, focusing on augmenting access to historical newspapers, across domains and languages. His main research interests lie in the fields of information retrieval, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and digital humanities.
He focuses on conceiving approaches that scale to very large document collections and that are applicable to documents of any type written in any language, from news articles to social networks, and from digitized manuscripts to digitally-born documents.
Antoine is the chair (2022-2025) of the steering committee of the TPDL conference series (theory and practice in digital libraries).