Gang Zheng, a researcher with the Defrost* project team at the Inria Lille center, is one of the winners of the Université de Lille Nord Europe's I-SITE EXPAND 2017 call for projects. His soft robotics projects is among the eight EXPAND projects financed to up to €200k (including the recruitment of a PhD student). These calls for projects were launched with the support of the MEL (Métropole Européenne de Lille) and the collaboration of SATT Nord, the French technology transfer accelerator company.
Barely four months after the introduction of Metronaut, its first mobile application, Antescofo, a startup spun off from Inria’s Paris research centre, is one of the five finalists in the Entertainment and Content Technologies category of SXSW’s Accelerator Pitch Event. What is Metronaut’s goal? Making artificial intelligence available to musicians so they never have to play alone.
The start-up Deepomatic, which develops a visual recognition solution, is joining the AI Factory programme - as revealed on Tuesday by Microsoft France during the presentation of its 2018 roadmap. The role of Microsoft AI Factory is to stimulate the emergence of French champions of artificial intelligence.
The CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) and Inria have awarded the 2017 "privacy protection" prize to a European research team. During the 11th international conference Computers Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) to Seda GÜRSES, Carmela TRONCOSO and Claudia DIAZ for their article « Engineering privacy by design reloaded ».
As part of La Science se Livre, an event aimed at promoting scientific culture, the Hauts-de-Seine department has given an award to two Inria researchers, Gilles Dowek and Serge Abiteboul, from the Deducteam (Saclay - Île-de-France Centre) and Valda (Paris centre) teams respectively, for their book entitled Le Temps des algorithmes .
François Sillion was appointed acting CEO on January 22. He succeeds Antoine Petit, who had been running the institute since 2014 and was appointed head of CNRS on 17 January. François Sillion was Inria's Deputy CEO for Science since 2014.
‘Semaine du Son’
An environment that is too noisy can be a source of stress for students.Tohu-Bahuthas set itself the goal of raising awareness among secondary school and sixth-form students with regard to noise pollution. This mobile application enables students to measure noise in the different areas of their school.Tohu-Bahut will be tested for the first time at the Semaine du Son (Week of Sound). This project, which originated during a hackathon, has been implemented thanks to the partnership between Réseau Canopé, Inria, the start-up Ambiciti and with the support of the GMF.
Here they tell us about their involvement
On Wednesday 10 January Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister for National Education, appointed the members of the Scientific Council of National Education and presented their missions. They include Gérard Berry, holder of the Algorithms, Machines and Languages chair at the Collège de France.
On Wednesday 17 January, Inria and the Francophone University Agency (AUF) signed a framework agreement to strengthen their collaboration in the digital field.
Inria Research Centers
- Demian Wassermann : code our current knowledge of the brain
- Proxima: towards safer processors
- Yanlei Diao is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for her "Big Fast Data" project
- Francis Bach, winner of a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant
- Inria’s Alpage project team: historians and computer scientists unite in the European Parthenos project