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European Research Council 2018

Laura Grigori (Alpines) winner of an ERC Synergy grant

23/10/2018

The Extreme-scale Mathematically-based  Computational Chemistry (EMC2)  project led by Eric Cancès, Laura Grigori, Yvon Maday and Jean-Philip Piquemal  has won an ERC Synergy Grant  in the context of the 2018 call for projects, and is one of the 27 winners announced on Tuesday, October 23 2018. The four EMC2 principal investigators explain the challenges of this very high-level research project. 

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Xavier Rival - © Inria / Photo G. Scagnelli

European Research Council 2018

The unexpected avenues of technology transfer with Matrix Lead

18/10/2018

We sometimes have to accept making detours in order to find a new, promising transfer opportunity. The spreadsheet verification project, winner of an ERC Proof of Concept grant from the European Research Council, is proof of this. Meeting with Xavier Rival, head of the Antique project team - where it all began.

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Recherche

Adrien Taylor : Exploring every avenue of optimisation

16/10/2018

Although he defines himself as a DIY-engineer, Adrien Taylor  explores the field of mathematical optimisation and its potential applications with an open and curious eye. Portrait of this young Belgian, whose thesis has won many prizes and who is a post-doctoral researcher in the Sierra project team at the Inria Paris centre.

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Liliana Cucu-Grosjean - © Inria

Recherche

We meet Liliana Cucu-Grosjean, leader of the Kopernic team

A.A. (*) - 10/10/2018

The Kopernic team was created in July 2018, within the research centre. It is supervised by Liliana Cucu-Grosjean.

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Nicolas Flammarion - © Inria / Photo G. Scagnelli

Prix et distinction

Nicolas Flammarion awarded the Gaspard Monge Program Thesis Prize

A.A. (*) - 9/10/2018

We meet Nicolas Flammarion , former student at Sierra who has been awarded the thesis prize from the Gaspard MongeProgram for Optimization and operational research (PGMO) for his work in the team.

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Caption: areas of the brain "taught" by the algorithm which enable it to determine the probable diagnosis - © ARAMIS

Recherche

Towards more reproducible research in artificial intelligence for medicine

8/10/2018

Being able to reproduce the results obtained is a major challenge in biomedical research, and an essential stage in drawing lasting conclusions from them. Olivier Colliot and Stanley Durrleman's ARAMIS team is an Inria team (based at the ICM (Brain and Spine Institute), jointly with the CNRS, Inserm and Sorbonne University) that has developed a set of software tools enabling reproducibility in medical decision-making support system evaluation studies. The results are published in the journal Neuroimage.

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Startup

Kayrros : more transparency for the energy market

A.A. (*) - 3/09/2018

Created in 2016, the start-up Kayrrosspecialises in the energy sector and quantitative information. Going from 5 to eighty employees in two years, it offers innovative software solutions for the real-time measurement of oil stocks worldwide. 
Meeting with Alexandre d'Aspremont, CNRS researcher in optimisation and machine learning in the Sierra team (at the computer science department of the École normale supérieure, ENS Paris/Inria/CNRS) and co-founder of the start-up.

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Price and Distinction

Post-quantum cryptography : The Atos-Joseph Fourier Award recognises two researchers from PolSys

31/07/2018

Two researchers from PolSys, a joint team between Inria, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Sorbonne University, have just won the prestigious Atos-Joseph Fourier Award for their work in the field of quantum computing. The objective: to find encryption solutions that can withstand the quantum computer.

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Francis Bach - © Inria / photo C. Morel

Prize and Award

Francis Bach, winner of the Lagrange Prize

25/07/2018

Early July, the 6th Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization was awarded to Francis Bach, head of the Sierra team at the Inria Paris centre, and to two of the team's former post-doctoral researchers. 

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Xavier Leroy, in charge of the Inria project-team Gallium of the research centre Inria of Paris © Inria / Photo G. Scagnelli

Prix et distinction

With Xavier Leroy, computer science confirms its presence at the Collège de France

15/06/2018

At the end of May, Xavier Leroy, head of the Gallium project team at Inria, was appointed professor at the Collège de France for the "Software Sciences" permanent chair. This is great recognition for his scientific career, but also for the discipline he champions: fundamental computer science.

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