Let's celebrate our talents and imagine our digital future

Publish on 29/01/2020
On December 20th 2017, in the presence of Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON, President of the European Council of the Research (ERC) we invited ERC grantees to present their results, advances and ambitions. A precious opportunity to share their views on the future of their disciplines, discuss the best way of guaranteeing the economic and societal impact of the researches led in Inria Nancy Grand – Est Center as well as is and at our academic partners.
50 ans au CentQuatre
© Inria / Photo G. Scagnelli

In 2017, Inria’s 50th Anniversary gave us the opportunity to introduce multiple meetings and exchanges around digital sciences and the possible futures unfolding before us.  After opening our doors to the public during the “Fête de la Science” (Festival of Science), we chose, in the very end of the year 2017, to highlight the researchers who work on some problems and scientific stakes, which possible results might impact the digital world of tomorrow. 

We encourage you to discover these various interventions by watching the talks given during this celebration. 


#1 – Cybersafety, artificial intelligence: what upheavals to come?

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

- "Provably secure systems: foundations, design, and modularity.” | Véronique CORTIER, director of research CNRS in the PESTO team.

- “Specification mining & testing. Mining sandboxes for automatic app protection.” | Andreas ZELLER, professor for Software Engineering at Saarland University.

- “Robots with animal-like resilience.” | Jean-Baptiste MOURET, director of research Inria in the LARSEN team.

- Table ronde : Véronique CORTIER, Andreas Zeller and Jean-Baptiste MOURET.

#2 - Research in digital sciences: what funding for what impact?


 - “L’ERC, bilan de 10 ans et perspectives.“| Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON, president of the European Research Council (ERC).

- “Research strategy for impact.“ | Björn Ottersten, professor at the Luxembourg University, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, Luxembourg.

 - Panel discussion : Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON, Björn OTTERSTEN, Marie-Hélène PAUTRAT and Stéphane BORDAS.


#3 – Digital modeling and simulation: what perspectives?


- “By-example synthesis for fabrication & Advanced modeling and slicing software for additive manufacturing.” | Sylvain LEFEBVRE, director of research Inria in the ALICE team.

- “Numerical geometric abstraction: from bits to equations & Next-generation 3D meshing." | Bruno LEVY, director of research Inria in the ALICE team.

- “Towards real time multiscale simulation of cutting in non-linear materials with applications to surgical simulation and computer guided surgery.” | Stéphane BORDAS, professor at the University of Luxembourg.

-“Laser ablation: selectivity and monitoring for optimal tumor removal.” | Paola SACCOMANDI, Politecnico di Milano, Strasbourg IHU. 

- Panel discussion : Sylvain LEFEBVRE, Bruno LEVY, Stéphane BORDAS, Paola SACCOMANDI. 

#4 – Undertaking the ERC adventure 


- “ERC – Experiences from both sides of the mirror.” | Björn Ottersten, professor at the Luxembourg University, Director of the SnT.

- “Twelve tips on how to prepare an ERC grant proposal.” | Andreas ZELLER, professor for Software Engineering at Saarland University.

- “Accompagner les candidats et candidates à l’ERC.” | Jean-Pierre BANATRE, Sabia Consulting.


#5 – Pitch My ERC in 180"

Research scientists from the Inria Nancy Grand – Est Center experiment the "pitching exercice" on an idea or an actual research project they would like to investigate. 


Jannik DREIER, associate professor at the Université de Lorraine, in the PESTO team.

Bruno LEVY, director of research Inria in the ALICE team.

Claudia IGNAT, researcher Inria in the COAST team.

Romain SERIZEL, associate professor at the Université de Lorraine, in the MULTISPEECH speech.

Paul ZIMMERMANN, director of research Inria in the CARAMBA team.