At IMT Lille Douai, the Centre for Education, Research and Innovation (CERI) Digital Systems covers a wide disciplinary field linked to constrained systems (the Internet of Objects, robotics), Humans (and in particular their interactions with the digital world) or even complex systems through the prism of Artificial Intelligence and Automation. The 34 lecturer-researchers and 6 engineers at CERI are able to cover all teaching fields in the field of digital sciences and technologies (Telecoms, Networks, Systems, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Applications, Cybersecurity, etc.).

It is structured around 3 research groups: ARTS (Autonomous Resilient Systems), HIDE (Human, Interaction, DEcision) and McLEOD (Modelling and Control of Complex systems in Large Environments requiring Optimized Decision).

In addition, there is the PPI (Innovation Platform), which supports teacher-researchers in carrying out their prototypes and promoting these to companies. The PPI is also able to provide support services to other CERIs as well as companies.