Human computer interaction
To make it easier to write in French and to enable the use of all regional and European languages, while devising a more ergonomic design - this was the three-pronged objective assigned to the standard on the French keyboard, published in early April by the AFNOR. Let’s take a look back at what was an unusual project in the company of Mathieu Nancel, research fellow at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre and member of the team of researchers who designed the optimisation tool that was central to the project.
How can we anticipate security issues on urban transport networks in order to ensure that personnel are in the right place at the right time? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but this is what is currently happening on the Lille metro network, where the project team Inocs has developed an algorithm used to optimise agent's schedules.
Creating sensor networks that can provide farmers with complete, real-time and cost-effective information on weather conditions in their fields, even in areas without the Internet of Things, is the aim of the thesis Brandon Foubert has just started at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research center in collaboration with Sencrop.
On December 6, the Inria Lille research center will inaugurate its new demonstration area, where the results of some partnerships between Inria teams and start-ups will be presented. The prototypes include a robot gripper developed jointly by project team Defrost and the company TDR.
Christophe Gourdin is a research and development engineer within the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center’s Spirals* project team. These last months, he has swapped his developer hat for that of a start-up project leader. XScalibur is expected to be launched in January 2019. It will offer businesses an innovative multi-cloud management platform.
In September 2017, the CIRRUS team, made up of the Spirals project team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe Research Centre and the company Scalair, was awarded the “Joint Lab‑Company Team” label by the Hauts-de-France region. The research team is working on cloud computing in two key areas: elasticity of cloud-based applications and low-carbon cloud infrastructure.
Of the 16 project teams at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center, nine have research projects linked to artificial intelligence, either directly or indirectly. Here is an overview of the Inria Lille forces in AI.
Just ten years ago, Manuel Davy, co-founder of the Sequel team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre, launched his start-up: Vekia At the time the small company, specialised in machine learning, proposed consulting services to the major retail groups in the Lille region. Today, Vekia is developing a supply chain solution for stock management. It employs approximately 50 people, works with around 20 major retail groups and, in 2017, raised 12 million Euros in order to expand.
The Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre's Technology Transfer, Innovation and Partnerships department (STIP) encourages the creation of start-ups by raising awareness among, and providing support to, scientists wishing to venture into entrepreneurship. Laurie Barbarin has been exclusively in charge of this mission since October 2017. Lille is the first Inria centre to have set up a post dedicated to this support.
Inria Research Centers
- Moving towards a simple and secure multilingual voice interaction system
- SPARTA: a consortium for strengthening cybersecurity research, innovation and training in Europe
- Inria and MITACS renew their agreement in favour of scientific mobility
- Calls for SST and Inria projects in AI mobility and event organisation
- Laura Grigori (Alpines) winner of an ERC Synergy grant
- Best poster award - Antitza Dantcheva (Stars Team)
- Jean-Yves Berthou appointed director of Inria Saclay - Ile-de-France research centre
- Inria recruits Junior and Senior Researchers
- Guillaume Prunier appointed Deputy CEO for Administration
- Stéphane Cotin is awarded the Inria – French Académie des Sciences – Dassault Systèmes Innovation Award