Christophe Biernacki has been the new Head of Science at the Inria Lille – Nord Europe research centre since last June.A statistician at the head of the Modal* project team since 2010 and previously assistant to the former Head of Science, he was the natural choice for this position.Aware of the steadily growing importance of digital science for both research and society, he is keen to take the helm of the centre at a turning point in its existence.
Calls for projects
On 25th September 2017, the I-SITE programme of the University of Lille Nord-Europe (ULNE) launched the first phase of its call for projects. Inria is one of the founder members of this ambitious project.
For the "Forum Numérique 2067" event, organized on October 5 at la Plaine Images, Inria Lille – Nord Europe research center has created an imaginary newspaper. Members of Inria and partners have contributed to this unique newspaper, dated Octobre 5, 2067. The storyline ? Imagine the digital world of 2067.
PhD student of NON-A team Gabriele Perozzi won the Best Student Paper Award of the conference EUCASS 2017
Gabriele Perozzi is doing his thesis both at Onera and Inria Non-A project-team*. One of his publication has been rewarded with a “Best student paper” during the European conference for aeronautics and space sciences.
Human Computer Interaction
Direction Lille and Grenoble and to Go Touch VR, where researchers in haptic technology turned entrepreneurs have developed a very simple solution in order to touch and manipulate virtual objects. Eric Vezzoli, co-founder and CEO of the start-up - and former member of the Mint project team at the Inria center in Lille - explains.
As part of the regional partnership CPER (state-region planning contract) ELSAT 2020, the ContrATech sub-program focuses on new technologies in flow control able to reduce consumption and improve flight aerodynamics. Maxime Feingesicht is doing his thesis (co-funded by the graduate engineering school École Centrale de Lille and the Hauts-de-France regional council) on control issues. He has agreed to answer some questions on his research, which is supervised by Jean-Pierre Richard from École Centrale de Lille, Andrey Polyakov from Inria and Franck Kerhervé from the University of Poitiers.
- Controle des écoulements
- Mécanique des fluides
- Équipe-projet Non-A
Prize - ICIOT 2017
Philippe Merle and Christophe Gourdin, members of Inria Spirals project-team and Nathalie Mitton, head of Fun project-team, received the IEE ICIOT 2017 best paper award for their joint publication"Mobile Cloud Robotics as a Service with OCCIware".
From 3-6 July, Lille Grand Palais is hosting the 18th Open Days in Biology, Computer Science and Mathematics (JOBIM). 300 people are expected there, to discuss innovations in bioinformatics and biostatistics. Two teams from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center are involved in this event: Bonsai and Modal.
Human computer interaction
Amira Chalbi, a PhD student of Tunisian origin with the Mjolnir team at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center, was the first student volunteer to take part via a mobile robot in the most prestigious conference in the field of human-computer interaction, the CHI 2017 last May in Denver, USA. Here she tells us about this experience and how it enriches her research work.