The Inria - French Académie des sciences Grand Prize
This prize honors a scientist or a set of scientific or research team who made outstanding contributions to the field of computer science and mathematics (Grant: € 25,000).
Inria Awards 2018
In November 2018, Xavier Leroy will join the Collège de France as the ‘Software Sciences’ chair. A marvellous acknowledgement for the architect of two great Inria successes: the functional programming language OCaml and the formally verified compiler CompCert.
Inria Awards 2017
Thirty years ago, biology was basically test tubes, microscopes and Petri dishes. Today scientists are just as likely to be sitting at a computer, thanks in part to Olivier Gascuel, a pioneer in bioinformatics, who is now Director of the Institut Pasteur Center of Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Integrative Biology (C3BI).
Inria Awards 2016
Cordelia Schmid, recognised as one of the worlds’ leading specialists in computer aided vision, heads up the Thoth project team at Inria’s Grenoble Rhône-Alpes research centre. Her research is dedicated to artificial vision, and more particularly the automatic interpretation of digital images and videos. She has made fundamental contributions in the field of representation of images and videos and in visual learning, allowing objects, and indeed actions and places, to be recognised by drawing on massive databases of images and videos. Her outstanding career in computer aided vision, spanning over two decades, has won her the Inria-Académie des sciences Grand Prize Award.
Inria Awards 2015
Leading mathematician Benoît Perthame is a key personality in the international scientific community. A specialist in kinetic equations, he has been a pioneer in the field of "bio maths" since the 2000s. His mathematical modelling of Darwin's theory of evolution, his studies on cancer or the organisation of cellular communities all demonstrate his capacity to invent new concepts and develop analysis tools applied to the life sciences.
Inria Awards 2014
As an exceptional grade senior researcher at Inria, Nicholas Ayache is one of the most eminent researchers in the field of medical imaging analysis and simulation. He has cultivated a deep interest in industry and helped to create five start-up businesses. The common denominator in his various successes is a remarkable talent for teamwork and the development of skills around new ideas.
Inria Awards 2013
He used to want to do theory; he is now enthused by the applications of his work. He used to want to stay in academia; his algorithms are used by many industries and professional arenas. But Jean-Michel Morel is convinced that without mathematical formalisation, any discovery or theory remains incomplete. On the basis of this conviction, he uses mathematics for image and signal processing to explain the advances made and as the basis for theories. He does so successfully. He wants to share his algorithms freely, and to this end has set up a journal enabling anyone to experiment with other people's work.
Inria Awards 2012
The scientific influence of Pierre-Louis Lions, an exceptionally gifted and active mathematician, covers the worlds of academe, industry and commerce. For 30 years, he has generated highly original ideas in numerous domains such as mathematics, physics, economics, and industrial digital simulation. His theories have been adopted by many scientists, both theoretical and applied mathematicians.
Inria Awards 2011
By awarding the Grand Prize to Gérard Huet, Inria honours an exemplary achievement and scientific career. As a pioneer in the French school of thought in terms of information technology, Gérard Huet has had a profound influence on many sectors of IT science.