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Retrospective 2018


Rediscover the milestones of the center

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Relive 2018 through the events that have marked Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center. Partnerships, best papers or events, let's see the striking facts of our center.

New impetus for research on the blockchain with start-up Utocat

January 29, 2018

The blockchain is one of the emerging technologies. It could revolutionize several sectors of the economy, starting with the banking and insurance sectors. The Utocat start-up, pioneer and expert in this field, has called on Inria in order for make advances in applied research with regard to this cutting-edge technology. A fruitful partnership, even if it was not a foregone conclusion.

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Math is in the air this spring at Inria Lille – Nord Europe

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May 29, 2018

In the spring of 2018, three math events clearly demonstrate that this dynamic discipline is not just for experts: the conference of the French Mathematics Society, the Mathematical Olympiads and TFJM² (the French tournament for young mathematicians). The winning TFJM² team at the national event is jointly coached by a doctorate researcher from the Inria Lille – Nord Europe research center.

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Artificial intelligence: when machines learn to forget


June 22, 2018

The work of Daniele Calandriello, a doctoral candidate on the Project Sequel team at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center, has just received an award from the French Association for Artificial Intelligence (AFIA). He has developed a method by which machines retain only the essential elements of very big datasets in order to make them more independent.

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Lille by Inria, n°7 : Inria Strategic plan, the main lines of research at Lille

June 25, 2018

Produced and presented every five years, the Inria Scientific strategic plan reveals the impending main lines of research and the scientific ambitions of the institute over the coming years and, more generally, aims to put humans back at the centre of digital technologies. In this issue, Inria Lille - Nord Europe center presents its strategic position regarding the institute scientific strategic plan.

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In Lille, Inria cultivates the start-up spirit !

July 2, 2018

The Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre's Technology Transfer, Innovation and Partnerships department (STIP) encourages the creation of start-ups by raising awareness among, and providing support to, scientists wishing to venture into entrepreneurship. Lille is the first Inria centre to have set up a post dedicated to this support.

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Artificial intelligence: the Lille center at the cutting edge of machine learning

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July 11, 2018

Of the 16 project teams at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center, nine have research projects linked to artificial intelligence, either directly or indirectly. Here is an overview of the Inria Lille forces in AI.

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Inauguration of the Place building and celebration of our 10th anniversary

September 21, 2018

In 2018, the Inria Lille centre celebrates its 10th anniversary - one marked by its expansion to the heart of the French Tech ecosystem. Inria has acquired a third building within EuraTechnologies in order to develop its research activity to serve technology transfer and innovation. The inauguration of this building will take place, by invitation, on Thursday 6 December. 'Open day' sessions of the demonstrator area will take place early 2019.

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Stéphanie Challita wins the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award

Stéphanie Challita - © Fondation L'Oréal / Carl Diner

October 9, 2018

Each year, the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program awards grants of €15,000 to female doctoral researchers and €20,000 to female post-doctoral researchers for their research work. This year, 30 female laureates were rewarded among 900 candidates and Stéphanie Challita is one of them. She completed her thesis in the Spirals* project team at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center.

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Lille by Inria, n°8: 10 years of research and technology transfert

December 7, 2018

The 8th issue of the magazine Lille by Inria came out. The Inria center in Lille celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018! A look back at the remarkable research and collaborations that have been conducted by our scientists over the last decade.

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Connected agriculture, even where there is no network


December 11, 2018

Creating sensor networks that can provide farmers with complete, real-time and cost-effective information on weather conditions in their fields, even in areas without the Internet of Things, is the aim of the thesis Brandon Foubert has just started at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center in collaboration with Sencrop.

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