Three researchers from the RESIST research team, based at Inria in Nancy and at the Loria laboratory, were honoured during the 16th International IFIP/IEEE Symposium, IM 2019. The symposium was dedicated to integrated network management, and took place in Washington DC between the 8th to 12th April.
Through the European COMPRISE (COst-effective, Multilingual, PRIvacy-driven voice-enabled SErvices) project, Inria and its European partners plan to develop a new kind of voice interaction technology. Envisaged as a digital tool that can be easily integrated into multiple applications, it will also ensure the privacy of each user’s data.
Artificial intelligence in healthcare
The Grand Est region has mobilised in order to establish a centre for research in ageing with the help of the Regional Council, the ARS regional health agency and the CARSAT retirement and occupational health and safety fund. Meanwhile, a multidisciplinary scientific group of geriatricians, psychologists, sociologists, mathematicians and IT engineers has already been working for a few years alongside industry partners and user associations (Welcoop Cooperative, Pharmagest, the Nancy ONPA healthy ageing organisation, etc.) to improve the quality of life of the elderly through their living environment.
Connected Object Security
To better diagnose risks and analyse threats that might affect connected objects, with the aim of managing and preventing those risks and threats: this is the vision of the SCUBA project, under development by the RESIST team since 2018.
8th of March in Nancy
The first human to have created a computer programme was a woman: Ada Lovelace, who was born in 1815, was actually the first person ever to write an algorithm that could be executed by a machine!
Well before her, Hypatia of Alexandria, a mathematician and astronomer born between 355 and 370 AD, had already drawn up a process for constructing an astrolabe, to predict the position of the planets.
After that, many other women followed her lead and had a decisive influence on the history of computing: Grace Hopper, Hedy Lamarr, Ingrid Daubechies and many others... contrary to sexist stereotypes, their stories throw a more egalitarian light on the history of the digital sciences.
Artificial intelligence in healthcare
The remarkable achievements of AI in the health sector, to give just one example, have made it a promising new field for GAFA and BATX (their Chinese competitors). Caught up in the myriad media releases and fabulous promises, there is a growing need for clarity and education. Within this context, we met with Erwan Kerrien, an IT researcher in the Magrit team, a joint undertaking of the Inria Nancy - Grand Est centre and Loria. Erwan’s work is centred around the quest for artificial intelligent images.
Adrien Coulet, lecturer at the Université de Lorraine and researcher in a joint team at Inria and Loria working in collaboration with researchers from Stanford University, has created an algorithm based on medical data to predict the need to prescribe a reduced dose of medication for a patient rather than a standard dose. An article about their research has been published in "Nature - Scientific Reports".
Biomedicine and digital
A new mathematical tool developed by Anne Gegout-Petit, Head of the BIGS project team, and Denis Villemonais, a researcher on the TOSCA project team, is opening up new opportunities for research into the genetic causes of ageing.
Head of the PESTO team (Inria Nancy Grand-Est/Loria), Steve Kremer was awarded an ERC Consolidator grant in 2014 for the SPOOC project, which dealt with the automatic verification of cryptographic protocols within the specific context of online voting.
- ERC / Europe / Research / Security / Electronic voting / Steve Kremer
- Inria research centre - Nancy - Grand Est
When can we expect real-time internet security “forecasts”, in order to predict where and when cyberattacks will strike? According to Jérôme François, a researcher and member of the joint Inria Nancy Grand Est and LORIA research team RESIST and Ghita Mezzour, a research lecturer at the International University of Rabat in Morocco, we may have to wait a few more years. However, these two researchers, who are collaborating on the NATO-funded ThreatPredict programme, are already pooling their knowledge and devoting their teams’ combined expertise to the pursuit of this goal and the creation of the required tools.
- Tens of free educational resources on code and computational thinking ‘à la carte’, to use and reuse...
- Training paths: training designed by experts in the digital sciences you can follow at your own pace
- Meetings with other participants in order to discuss, share and experiment – close to where you live
- and testimonials!
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Marie in five dates:
- 1994: Bac C (mathematics and science baccalaureate), computer science option, followed by preparatory class
- 1996: Graduate school ENS Cachan, mathematics and computer science
- 2003: PhD in computer science
- 2004: Lecturer at Créteil
- 2011: Arrived to Nancy
Steve Kremer: Following studies in computer science in Belgium, he spent a post-doctoral year at the University of Birmingham in England. On his return he joined the Inria Saclay centre, within the SECSI team, which works on information systems security, before joining the Inria Nancy - Grand Est research centre in 2011.
Vincent Cheval: Following a PhD at ENS Cachan, he studied post-doctoral degrees at the University of Birmingham and at Inria Nancy. He then became a lecturer at the University of Kent, in England, before being recruited by Inria in 2015 as a researcher.
Itsaka Rakotonirina: He works on information security. Following a master's in fundamental computer science at ENS Cachan, he did his end-of-studies internship with Steve, which made him want to continue with a PhD at the Inria Nancy - Grand Est research centre.