The reproducibility of experiments and observations is the very basis of the scientific approach, and the computational sciences are not an exception. Indeed, code should also be reproducible, which means that codes from original works must be accessible and functional. This is, however, far from being the case - as Nicolas Rougier, a researcher with the MNEMOSYNE project team, recently observed.
2016 Serge Hocquenghem Prize
Didier Roy has been awarded the 2016 Serge Hocquenghem prize for his work in computer science and education sciences.
He was all the more “happy and honoured” to receive this prize as it is named after the creator of Geoplan, an innovative geometry software tool that this former mathematics teacher adopted as soon as it came out (more than twenty years ago). “This tool did a great deal to stimulate my interest in the use of digital technology in teaching,” he remembers.
European Research Council 2016
Fabien Lotte is a researcher at Inria’s Bordeaux centre. He works on brain-computer interfaces by modelling the learning processes. He has just been awarded an ERC Starting Grant, which will allow him to open up this still recent field of research to the human factor, an aspect that has been largely overlooked by the specialists and that could help improve the use of interfaces.
Inria joins OpenMP ARB to take up one of the major challenges of the Exascale era: parallel language standardisation
On 22 July 2016 Inria joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (OpenMP ARB), an association of 28 manufacturers, software publishers and research bodies, all leaders in their field, to collaborate in the design of a standard parallel programming model using shared memory.
In an extremely competitive global market, the French wine-making sector must face numerous challenges. It must maintain its competitiveness in a durable way, and evolve so as to be in tune with societal expectations. EXAPTA - a decision-support tool (DST) adaptable to any vineyard - was created with this in mind.
Moroccan PhD student Hicham Badri (GeoStat team, Inria - Bordeaux Sud-Ouest) has been awarded 2015 Best Thesis Prize by AFRIF*, the Association Française pour la Reconnaissance et l'Interprétation des Formes (French Association for the Recognition and Interpretation of Shapes). Let's take a look at this prestigious prize and his experience.
Today, the work of Marcel-Paul Schützenberger has a resonance in all of the academic and industrial sectors: digital technology indeed affects all areas. This phenomenon was highlighted during the two round tables organised by Inria, the CNRS and the University of Bordeaux during the symposium "The scientific heritage of Marcel-Paul Schützenberger" on 24 March.
As part of TANDEM*, an Investment in the Future Programme, the Cardamom project-team is contributing to “the expansion of scientific knowledge of France to anticipate the impact of a tsunami on France's Atlantic coastlines.” Ten renowned partners have committed to the four-year multidisciplinary project designed to provide improved awareness of risks and corrective actions to take.