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Luce Brotcorne : Optimizing in a complex environment

30/08/2019

Mathematician Luce Brotcorne strives to put her expertise to use for applied research. This led her to the Lille Inria centre where, for the last three years, she has headed up the Inocs* team which specializes in optimization. How to choose the best solution out of a group of feasible solutions? This is the type of problem the team tries to solve.

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Valéria Loscri “Using light to transmit information”

28/08/2019

Valéria Loscri’s background reflects the international dimension of research. Born in Germany, she grew up in Italy where she completed her thesis on wireless communication systems. She then began her career at the TITAN (Telecommunication & Information Theory for Advanced Networking) lab at the University of Calabria, before being offered a visiting researcher position in Houston, in the United States.

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Joachim Niehren “Querying databases in a smarter way”

26/08/2019

The web has become increasingly semantic, allowing us to find information in a concise manner. A simple keyword search like “Mozart,” for example, allows us to find his date of birth or a list of the musician’s works, illustrating the advances in search engines over last ten years.

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Claire Chainais “Simulating the evolution of erosion and sedimentation over millions of years.”

23/08/2019

For Rapsodi, the long process of creating a project team will be completed in a few weeks. Once the scientific objectives receive final approval, the team will take an important step forward and will be able to continue its research within a very specific framework defined by Inria. But Claire Chainais, head of Rapsodi, and the six researchers and four PhD researchers who support her, have already been working on their research topics for the past several years.

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Prize and distinction

Sylvain Malacria, ANR Young Researchers (JCJC) laureate

24/07/2019

The JCJC (Jeunes Chercheuses et Jeunes Chercheurs) scheme was set up to help project leaders work independently on specific subjects, promoting accountability and encouraging scientific innovation.

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NetSoft 2019 Best Demo Paper Award

2/07/2019

Philippe Merle*, Adja Ndeye Sylla**, Meryem Ouzzif**, Frédéric Klamm**, Karine Guillouard** won the Best Demo Paper Award for their demonstration named «A Lightweight Toolchain to Validate, Visualize, Analyze, and Deploy ETSI NFV Topologies »

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Romain Rouvoy “Promoting the development of more efficient software”

1/07/2019

At a time when datacentres now account for more than 10% of worldwide energy requirements, the issue of software-related energy consumption is more relevant than ever. This is exactly the subject that Romain Rouvoy, a lecturer and researcher in the Spirals team, is working on.

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International Chair

Edward Lank wants to bring computers and users closer together

19/06/2019

For five years, from 2019 to 2024, Edward Lank will hold an international chair and will work with the Loki team at the Inria Lille-Nord research center. The aim of their project: to identify richer, more reliable forms of interaction between users and the large number of connected objects around them, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, video projectors, giant screens etc.

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The algorithm making it easier to access local products

17/06/2019

The start-up "Le Chemin des Mûres " has developed an intelligent transportation solution for the distribution of local farm produce. Its tailored software program calculates rounds that are optimised from start to finish, enabling growers to pool their deliveries together and to save both time and money while supporting the local economy. This tool, developed within Inria in collaboration with the Inocs * team, is part of a wider environmental strategy aimed at reducing the impact of transport at a global level.

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Mediation

Mathematics Olympiad 2019

13/06/2019

In partnership with the Lille Academy, Inria has received the winners of the Math Olympics for the tenth consecutive year on Wednesday 05 June.

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