Mario Sanz Lopez, a multidisciplinary engineer, is not only an expert in robotics and designing sensors and interfaces, but also in building prototypes. A member of the Shacra project team, a joint initiative between Lille university and Inria North European Labs, he is currently putting his talents to use in medical modelling, with the help of a rapidly growing technology, 3D printing.
This year, the researchers of Inria worked to meet the social and economic challenges of our time: assistance to the person, connected objects, autonomous car, robotics humanoid... With rewarded scientific results, new partnerships and always more innovations, but what we have to remind about this past year? Find all the highlights which punctuated year 2014 of our institute.
For over 20 years, Jean-Pierre Merlet, head of the Hephaistos team, has devoted his time and energy to the development of industrial robots and high precision therapeutic devices. His work has earned him the highest rank of the IEEE*, giving him the status of a Fellow.
In response to a call from the World Bank and with the academic support of the Association of African Universities, Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis was selected as the African Centre of Excellence in Mathematics, Computer Science, Communication and Information Technology (CEA-MITIC)
- Gaston Berger University
- Computer Science
- African Centre of Excellence
- Information and Communications Technology
The Internet of Things
Inaugurated last autumn, the IoT-LAB and CorteXlab platforms are strengthening the capabilities of the FIT equipment of excellence dedicated to the Internet of Things. Offering a unique wide-ranging collection of equipment, these laboratories are available to both researchers and commercial companies alike.
European Research Council 2014
For the experts in computer animation, simulating the movement of hair and clothing in the most realistic way possible is a more complex problem than it first appears. The work carried out by Florence Bertails-Descoubes in the inverse modelling of irregular dynamic systems could just be the solution they are looking for. She has recently been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).
The Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center launched ‘Researchers on the Road’ to coincide with the French ‘Fête de la science’ science festival. The Festival ran from October 6 to October 17, 2014, providing an opportunity for Inria scientists to give a series of one-hour presentations in secondary schools. Three of the scientists who took part share their experiences of going back to school with us.
- Fun project team
- Modal project team
- Mint project team
- Researchers in school
- Scientific mediation
- Researchers on the road
- Science festival
The 2015 Internships campaign officially opened on December 8th, 2014. Under this program, Inria welcomes students from around the world each year, and strengthen its scientific collaboration with its partner institutions outside France. Students at undergraduate, masters or PhD level spend between two and six months (depending on their level) with an Inria research team.
Nicolas Roussel, whose family is from the north, is the new scientific delegate at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre. He is a computer enthusiast and here he shares his vision of his new role with us.
Inria Research Centers
- Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Prizewinners' Forum, please register !
- Alexander Zeh (Grace), winner of the Special Prize of the Jury of the UFA for his thesis
- Disturbances on inria.fr on Monday, December 1st
- Director of European and International Partnerships
- Inria and Mitacs launch student exchange programme
- Inria at the NEM Summit in Brussels
- ERCIM’s 25th anniversary
- ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme - round call
- 2014 competitive selections: acceptance results
- Senior researcher: list of acceptable applicants