International Women's Day
Whether they are researchers, managers, senior lecturers, heads of department, PhD students, communications officers, teachers, administrative assistants...they all have something in common: working towards furthering research. And, this year, on International Women's Day, the Inria Saclay – Île-de-France research centre has decided to highlight some of these women who carry out and support the research of today.
Last February, Pierre Karpman, a former PhD student of the Grace team at Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre, and his team caused a collision between two PDF files and proved the obsolescence of the SHA-1 hash standard.
Inria plays a key role in the "France Intelligence Artificielle" initiative (#FranceIA) launched on 20 January by Thierry Mandon and Axelle Lemaire. The Institute's participation in the strategic committee and in several working groups confirms its position as an expert on this subject. Meeting with Bertrand Braunschweig.
On 1 February InBio was created, the result of the collaboration between the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre and the Institut Pasteur. Grégory Batt becomes the head of this exploratory action hosted by the Lifeware team and presents his project: automating the discovery process in biology.
The extension of the Alan Turing building, headquarters of the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research center, was inaugurated on Tuesday 14 February 2017. After 2 years of construction, the building now extends over 12,000 m² and has more than 120 news offices, a FIT IoT-Lab wireless sensor platform or a 130-seat amphitheater.
European Research Council 2016
Yanlei Diao, professor at the Ecole polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech, and member of Inria Saclay – Île-de-France research centre’s team Cedar, has been honoured with a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant. This European grant rewards the scientific excellence of the researcher and her project, as well as her innovative vision in terms of "acceleration and optimisation of analytical computing for big data". It is the first distinction to concern a researcher who holds an excellence chair funded by the Université Paris-Saclay.
2016 marked a busy year in the field of computational sciences. Once again, our researchers worked to meet the social and economic challenges of our time: support the home, interconnected devices, robotics... Just to name a few, there were new partnerships and researcher profiles, software development. Discover (or revisit) the events that set the tempo for the year.
The PARIETAL project team, in partnership with Telecom ParisTech has published a paper entitled: “Seeing it all: Convolutional network layers map the function of the human visual system”, which reveals that models used by computer for image recognition have much in common with the human brain.
On 1 June 2016, the MΞDISIM team became a joint project team in partnership with researchers from the French École Polytechnique Solid Mechanics Laboratory (LMS). Team manager Dominique Chapelle looks back over the process of creating the project team from the end of 2012 following the close-out of the MACS project team.
Since his thesis alongside Gérard Berry, professor at the Collège de France, Georges Gonthier has been exploring the field of computer verification of mathematical theorems. After having worked for the Inria Rocquencourt centre, the Microsoft research laboratory in Cambridge and taken part in the creation of the joint Inria - Microsoft-Research laboratory, Georges Gonthier is joining the SPECFUN team at the Inria Saclay – Île-de-France centre in order to continue his research projects and get back together with the teams with which he has been working for several years.