The European research programme Proxima mobilised tens of researchers from specialised centres (Inria, Barcelona Supercomputing Center) and university (Padova, York) or industrial (Rapita Systems, Airbus) laboratories. It has enabled an improvement in the predictability of the processors that have to ensure the real-time operation of programs.
After completing his PhD and carrying out postdoctoral research at Inria’s Paris centre, Tie Cheng decided to take the leap into the world of enterprise. In October 2016, he founded Matrix Lead, a start-up which offers tools for optimising Excel spreadsheets.
Today, we are becoming increasingly aware of the effects of environmental pollution.Pollution has become a major public health issue, as a large majority of European citizens are exposed to levels of pollution considered harmful to health.
European Research Council 2016
Francis Bach, leader of the Sierra project-team at Inria's Paris centre has just been awarded a 2016 European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. His speciality? Machine learning. On the frontiers of mathematics, computer science and statistics, it optimizes the processing of big data.
Prix et distinction
2016 Décibel d'Or (Golden Decibel) competition: Ambiciti receives the Décibel d'Argent (Silver Decibel) prize in the "Research" category in Paris, 5 December 2016.
Inria and the Paris city council are awarded aDécibel d'Argentprize for Ambiciti, an application to measure pollution in towns that, in particular, allows each citizen to measure individual and collective exposure to noise pollution.
Inria’s Alpage project team: historians and computer scientists unite in the European Parthenos project
Laurent Romary is a computer scientist specialising in automatic analysis of language. Marie Puren has a doctorate in history and a masters in “digital humanity”. The two researchers are members of the Alpage team at Inria's Paris centre and have been working together for eleven months as part of the European Parthenos project which seeks to develop and promote digital processing of data in the human sciences. Both of them emphasize the importance of interdisciplinarity in their work.
Thomas Watteyne: "In Argentina alone, connected agriculture could have saved 10,000 jobs in one year"
Thomas Watteyne is a member of the Eva team at Inria Paris. In 2016, as part of the "Save the peaches" project, he equipped Argentinian orchards with sensors in order to predict the arrival of frost and save the crops. The team is now planning to use the same technology in order to predict snow melt in the Sierra Nevada.
After working on the WebCrypto Working Group at W3C/MIT , Harry Halpin joined the Prosecco team at INRIA Paris in January 2016. He coordinates the European NEXTLEAP project and its multi-disciplinary team.Its goal is to develop the securitymessagingprotocols of tomorrow for messaging and identity applications.