French candidacy to the organization of the international Congress of the mathematicians in Paris in 2022
The International Congress of mathematicians (ICM) gathers every four years since 1897 eminent mathematicians from all over the world and awards prestigious awards among them Fields medals. The next congress will be held in summer 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. Two countries have already applied for the 2022 session, France with paris and Russia with Saint Petersburg, both with the support of European Mathematical Society 5EMS°.
La Recherche Prize
On November 30th, the 13th edition of La Recherche Prize rewarded the article « A look inside the Pl@ntNet experience », cosigned by the members of a consortium grouping the CIRAD, INRA, Inria and the IRD, in association with Tela Botanica. That represents a beautiful recognition for pour Pl@ntnet mobile app, a collaborative system helping to identify wild plants by their image
The challenge proposed by the University Flinders in Adelaïde ( Australia ) to the researchers of the whole world consisted in solving 1001 instances of the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem.
Two researchers, Nathann Cohen, a CNRS researcherat LRI (Paris XI) and David Coudert, Inria research director in charge of the project-team COATI , a joint-team between Inria Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranée research centre and I3S laboratory made the best score and won the challenge.
They managed to solve 985 cycles and won the Prize on December 1st, 2016 using an original method.
The ANR (French National Research Agency) has just given its Young Researcher Award to Adrien Bousseau, a researcher in the GraphDeco project-team at Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée for the DRAO project on digital drawing. This work allows computer vision and 3D image synthesis to be used to automate the creation of drawings while preserving their expressiveness.
- Adrien Bousseau
- Digital images
- Inria - Research Centre Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
- Synthesis of images
- 3D design
The Bomotech start-up project uses the person and motion detection technology of the STARS project-team to develop a rehabilitation assistance system. This project, supported and hosted at the Dev Center of the Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée Research Center, is progressing in leaps and bounds: its two leaders, Baptiste Fosty (28) and Mélaine Gautier (35) plan to create their own company and join the Paca Est incubator in January 2017 and are drafting the business plan for their first fundraising campaign.
R2lab, the FIT team’s new testbed, was inaugurated on the SophiaTech campus on 9 November by Antoine Petit, CEO of Inria, in the presence of many scientists.
Inria Sophia Antipolis –Méditerranée’s new anechoic chamber can be used to remotely perform reproducible wireless network experimentation (5G/software-defined radio).
R2lab is managed by the DIANA project-team led by Walid Dabbous and the centre’s Development and Experimentation department.
The live public demonstration at the inauguration presented a 4G network being deployed remotely in merely three minutes
- Inria - Research Centre Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
- Wireless networks
- Anechoïc chamber
- Open Air Interface
ISWC 2016 Conference
Nice results for Wimmics team (Inria / I3S) at the International Conference on Semantic Web (ISWC 2016 ranked A*) which took place to Kobe:
best demo award for AZKAR project and best poster nominee for DBpedia historic project.
Prix L'Oréal - Unesco
PhD candidate Nina Miolane, a member of the ASCLEPIOS project-team at the Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée research centre, is one of thirty promising young researchers to be recognised by UNESCO and the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation. She has been awarded a Fellowship for her virtual patient research in the category “Exploring the brain, a new world to conquer”.
The thirty laureates were chosen this year from more than a thousand applicants by an independent jury of academicians based on academic excellence, the originality of their scientific work, and their desire to transmit their passion to the younger generations.
Nina Miolane conducted her research with the associated Inria-Stanford “Geomstats” team (specialising in geometric statistics applied to digital anatomy), under the supervision of Inria Research Director Xavier Pennec and Stanford Professor Susan Holmes, on the geometric hierarchical model of cerebral anatomy and MRI-based modelling of the human brain. She will defend her dissertation on “A Virtual Man for Medicine of the Future” in December, before heading to Stanford with a post-doctoral fellowship from Inria@Siliconvalley.
- Research centre Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranee
- Brain imaging
- Virtual patient
- Riemannian geometry
- L'Oréal-Unesco foundation
- Women and science
On 8 October, the first edition of the Cybathlon - a sports competition for disabled athletes equipped with high-tech equipment - took place in Kloten, Switzerland. Jérôme Parent, a paraplegic, was on the starting line of the race for cycles assisted by electrical stimulation. It was the culmination of a year and a half of work with the researchers from Inria's Camin team and the clinicians at the DIVIO re-education centre in Dijon. Let’s take a look back at this extraordinary adventure.
Best Paper Award
Pierre Alliez and Mathieu Desbrun from project-team Inria TITANIUM received a Best Paper Award for a communication presented at 'International Geometry Summit 2016 in Berlin.
Pierre Alliez is Chief Senior Research Scientist at Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée centre, and Mathieu Desbrun holds an International Inria Chair and is professor at California Institute of Technology. The International Geometry Summit was held in Berlin from 20 to 24 June 2016.
The rewarded publication is entitled "Symmetry and Orbit Detection via Lie-Algebra Voting".
It is co-signed with three researchers of the University of Zhejiang, Zeyun Shi, Hujun Bao and Jin Huang.
- EPI TITANE
- Best Paper Award
- Géométrie 3D
- Inria research centre - Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
- Pierre Alliez