Wednesday, January 21, Inria, University of Lille, CNRS, and Inserm, will file their response to a call for projects issued by the French government, calledInitiatives d'excellence(Initiatives for Excellence) or IDEX. The call is part of the government’s second Future Investment Plan. The aim of these initiatives is to develop ten or so major research universities on a par with the world’s leading universities.
Binaire, Le Monde's blog on Computer Science, is celebrating its first anniversary. Its only rule is to talk about computer science... to everyone. Interview with Serge Abiteboul, Research Director at Inria.
European Research Council 2014
Protected by cryptography, what we share over the Net is secure… for the time being. Vadim Lyubashevsky is a researcher working in the Cascade project team. He designs data protection protocols with improved security. His project is supported by the European Research Council (ERC), which has awarded him aStarting Grant.
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.
Christine Morin, research manager at the Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique research center, received the “Étoiles de l’Europe”’s prize last december, 16. This prize reward her implication in an european project called “Contrail, open computing infrastructures for elastic services”.
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).
Inria Research Centers
- Available soon on FUN: a MOOC on Semantic Web, by Inria-uTOP
- 2015 Competitive recruitment of young graduate scientists and senior researchers
- 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