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Scientific challenge

A mesh for Safran Helicopter Engines

20/11/2017

TADaaM enpowers Safran Helicopter Engines to tackle a major scientific challenge.

The PaMPA software, coupled with MMG3D, allowed one torefine of a 43 million elements mesh into a mesh comprising more than one billion elements.

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Partnership

Launch of the GENESIS project

13/11/2017

On 1 May, the collaboration between the GeoStat project team, the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Bordeaux and the Institute of Physics in Cologne/KOSMA group was made official. Called GENESIS: GENeration and Evolution of Structure in the InterStellar medium, the vocation of this French-German partnership is to understand the structure and evolution of the interstellar medium and, more specifically, the mechanism of star formation. 

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call for projects e-FRAN

Digital technology serving education

30/10/2017

Within the framework of the Investments for the Future 2 programme (PIA) led by the Commissariat-General for Investment, the e-FRAN (areas for training, research and digital animation) call for projects has chosen two project teams from the Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest centre: Potioc and Flowers. Here there are no gadgets, but real digital tools to improve the students' knowledge and increase their motivation.

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Industrial transfer

The GeoStat project team and the company i2S join forces

26/10/2017

The GeoStat project team and the company i2S, pioneer and leader on the digital vision, optronics and image processing markets, joined forces in 2017 in a three-year industrial transfer project. 

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Partnership

Towards reproducible software environments in HPC with Guix

L.C. - 5/09/2017

Guix is free software, developed under the auspices of the GNU Project by a growing community of enthusiasts and organizations: currently between 40 and 50 people contribute each month. It is used to reproduce software environments.  Recently, the Inria Bordeaux – Sud-Ouest Research Centre, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin and the Utrecht Bioinformatics Center in the Netherlands decided to undertake a joint effort using this software. What do the three institutions have in common? They all use or have users of high performance computing (HPC) software, and in these institutions, and many others, the ability to reproduce experiments is a stringent necessity… Guix appears to be one of the solutions.

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Nomination

Nicolas Roussel in the management team

17/07/2017

Since July 17th 2017, Nicolas Roussel is the new director of Inria Bordeaux - Sud Ouest research centre.

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Human-computer Interaction

POTIOC presents its latest scientific results and innovations in Human-computer interaction at the 2017 CHI conference 

Séverine Valerius - 9/05/2017

The POTIOC team from Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest center is presenting its Human-computer interaction (HCI) expertise at the 2017 annual CHI conference taking place this year in Denver, USA, from 6 to 11 May. Each year, this very prestigious and selective event rewards the best research carried out throughout the world in the field of HMI. An historic event in the field, this year it is focusing on the theme "Explore, Innovate, Inspire" and will bring together people from multiple disciplines and cultures in order to explore new ways to design, develop and assess methods and systems... Several Inria research teams, who have distinguished themselves as being among the best in the world in this domain, are taking part. Here is a close-up of the work carried out within Potioc, the Bordeaux-based team.

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Award

Ayoub Tamim, 2017 Hubert Curien Thesis Award gold medal winner

Séverine Valerius - 4/05/2017

Ayoub Tamim, former PhD student from the Geostat project team, receives the 2017 Hubert Curien Thesis Award gold medal for the quality of the work carried out in his thesis entitled "Segmentation and classification of satellite images: application to the detection of Moroccan coastal upwelling zones and implementation of a spatio-temporal monitoring software program".

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Open access

ReScience : a new scientific journal to redo Science!

15/01/2017

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. 

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