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Machine learning

With GuessWhat?!, when humans play, the computer learns the language


Locating an element in an image by asking a series of questions. That is the purpose of GuessWhat?!, an interactive game created by researchers in the Sequel project team, in collaboration with a Canadian team. More than just a simple game, it is a real technical challenge: teaching a computer to dialogue naturally starting from an image. The first - promising - results have earned the team a publication at the very prestigious CVPR, the biggest international conference in the field of computer vision.



Technology transfer

Two years of InriaTech: technology transfer serving regional businesses


In its two years of existence, the InriaTech scheme that began in the Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre has already clocked up numerous successes. Its goal: to facilitate the balance between the results of the research carried out by the Inria project teams and the needs of the businesses. Contracts with SMEs, start-ups but also key accounts in the region - the approach is attracting an increasing number of companies.



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Human-computer interaction

The 1 € Filter: improved Human-computer interaction


Human-computer interaction (HCI) has never been in the news as much as now. While it is true that technological progress is important and reverberates through our daily lives, there are still improvements to be made. Accuracy and responsiveness are at the centre of these concerns. It's also what at stake in the 1 € Filter project of the Mjolnir team at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre.



Hafiz Ahmed - © Inria


Hafiz Ahmed received a PhD thesis award from the GdR MACS


Hafiz Ahmed did his PhD among the Non-A project-team (associated with École Centrale of Lille, CNRS and University of Lille − sciences et technologies). His work has just been rewarded by the GdR MACS prizef or thesis.



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Associate teams

Computational science research on an international scale


Since 2002, Inria has funded an “associate team” programme to strengthen collaboration between Inria project teams and cutting-edge research teams around the world. In 2017, Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center promotes 8 associate teams all over the world.



International Women's Day

Women and computational science : it's all year !


International Women's Day is celebrated since 1977. This event follows from protests for women's rights in the early 20th century. On the occasion of this day, rediscover women who work daily in the environment and field of computational science.




First place in the scientific prize category of the 2016 ROADEF/EURO Challenge


The members of the Inocs research team, Diego Cattaruzza, Maxime Ogier and Frédéric Semet, in collaboration with Nabil Absi and Dominique Feillet of the École des Mines de Saint-Etienne took first place in the scientific prize category of the 2016 ROADEF/EURO Challenge organized in cooperation with Air Liquide. The ceremony was held on February 23, 2017 at the ROADEF conference in Metz.



Isabelle Herlin - © Inria / Photo G. Scagnelli


Isabelle Herlin appointed director of the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center


Inria Chairman and CEO Antoine Petit named Isabelle Herlin director of the Inria Lille – Nord Europe research center effective 1 March 2017. Previously director of research at Inria, Isabelle Herlin now heads for the Lille–Nord Europe research center. She replaces David Simplot, who has been named scientific advisor to Inria's chairman and CEO, responsible for rolling out InriaTech technology transfer platforms from the Horizon Startup program and the Internet of things.



© Miguel Anjos

Inria international chair

An international chair to optimise smart grids


Since September, Professor Miguel Anjos has been sharing his time between Polytechnique Montreal and the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre. He is currently the holder of an Inria international chair which allows him to collaborate with the Inocs research team for a period of five years. His mission: to study the optimisation of smart electrical distribution systems, more commonly known as “smart grids”.



© Inria / Photo C. Dupont

Retrospective 2016

Rediscover the milestones of the center


Relive 20156 through the events that have marked Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center. Partnerships, awards, scientific events or portraits of researchers, let's see the striking facts of our center.