Created in 2011, the Inria Awards are designed to reward those who advance digital science and technology through their research projects and innovations.
These three scientific prizes are awarded in partnership with the Académie des sciences and Dassault Systèmes:
- The Inria - Académie des sciences Grand Prize. This award is given to a scientist, working in a French institution or emeritus of a French institution, who has made an exceptional contribution to the field of computer and mathematical sciences. Amount: 25,000 euros.
- The Inria - Académie des sciences - Dassault Systèmes Innovation Award. Worth 20,000 euros, this award is given to a scientist or a team of scientists (maximum 6 people), working in a French institution or emeritus of a French institution, who have been particularly active in the field of transfer and innovation in the field of computer and mathematical sciences.
- The Inria - Académie des sciences young researcher Award. This prize is awarded to a scientist under forty years of age, working in a French institution, who has made a major contribution to the field of computer and mathematical sciences through his or her research, transfer or innovation activities. Amount of the Prize: 20,000 euros.
The winners of the Inria 2021 Awards
Inria - Académie des sciences Grand Prize 2021, Jean Bernard Lasserre has made mathematical optimisation his speciality.
Inria - Académie des sciences - Dassault Systèmes Innovation Award, Convecs strengthens the safety of parallel systems.
Inria - Academy of Sciences Young Researcher Award, Serena Villata is one of the pioneers of an AI that argues and debates.
Last year, despite the particular conditions caused by the health crisis, the Inria Prizes rewarded researchers Pierre-Louis Curien (Inria-Académie des sciences Grand Prix 2020), whose national and international influence has been decisive in the constitution of a properly mathematical theory of programming languages, and Stanley Durrleman (Inria-Académie des sciences Young Researcher Prize), for his research on the development of artificial intelligence systems that can learn the dynamics of a biological process that is difficult to observe, such as the progression of chronic diseases.
The Inria-Académie des sciences-Dassault Systèmes Innovation Prize was awarded to Pl@ntNet, an application at the crossroads of digital sciences, life sciences and citizen sciences, which enables the recognition of plants by everyone.