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 .
Among the 18 new people elected to the French Académie des sciences are Éric Moulines, professor at École polytechnique and member of the XPOP project team, and Benoît Perthame, professor at UPMC (Pierre and Marie Curie University) and member of the MAMBA project team.
Birth of the DATAIA Institute
The DATAIA Institute: At the crossroads between digital technology and the human and social sciences
Designated a Convergence Institute within the framework of the Investments for the Future 3 programme (PIA), the DATAIA Institute brings together - on the Saclay plateau in the Paris area - multidisciplinary research skills in the data sciences and artificial intelligence to serve the human and social sciences.
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
For Nozha Boujemaa, these technologies are at the crossroads between the digital sciences and the human and social sciences
This year, the European Commissionand the BDVA (Big Data Value Association) are joining forces in order to organise the "European Big Data Value Forum" (EBDVF) which will take place at the Palais des Congrès in Versailles from 21 to 23 November 2017. Inria is a partner and co-organiser of this European event dedicated to Big Data. This first edition will bring together industry professionals, researchers and political decision-makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and innovation through data in Europe.
Meeting with Nozha Boujemaa, research director and director of the Institut DATAIA (Data Sciences, Intelligence and Society Institute), to find out more about this event and the challenges and issues of Big Data and artificial intelligence technologies in France and in Europe.
- Nozha Boujemaa
- Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre
- Artificial intelligence
- Big data
Meeting with Wendy Mackay, head of the Ex-Situ project team.
This specialist in HCI presents her new project team to us, the evolution of its lines of research and the ambitious subjects it is working on today.
- Wendy Mackay
- Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre
- Human-Computer Interaction
Cédric Villani, mathematician and winner of the Field medal in 2010, has been tasked by the Prime Minister with examining France's strategy on artificial intelligence (AI) within Europe. He will submit his recommendations to the government in January. To bring this project to a successful conclusion, he is working with by Marc Schoenauer, research director and head of the TAU team at the Inria Saclay – Île-de-France research centre. “Cédric Villani contacted me directly,” recalls the researcher. “He needed someone who is more specialised in artificial intelligence.” For more than 25 years, Marc Schoenauer has in fact been one of the few French mathematicians recognised in this field. He is also president of AFIA, the French artificial intelligence association.
David Marcum has been rewarded for all of his work in the field of mesh generation by theIMR Fellow Award 2017.
At the end of May, after six years in construction and over 14 days being transported, the largest human MRI scanner[i] - the Iseult project - arrived at the Neurospin research centre in Saclay. Equipped with the most powerful magnet in the world, generating a record magnetic field of 11.7 teslas[ii], this MRI will be able to explore the human brain with a hitherto unparalleled level of precision. The Parietal project team from the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France centre, a joint team with the CEA[iii] and located at the NeuroSpin research centre will, a few months from now, be able to work on this behemoth of technologies and push their studies of the brain even further.
David Marcum, Professor at Mississippi State University (MSU), has been hired by Inria Saclay – Île-de-France research center within the framework of the International Chair Program. David Marcum joined the center in the beginning of May 2017 to strengthen his collaboration with Gamma3 project-team and work on "Unstructured Mesh Generation".
On 7 June, Laurent Massoulié, head of the Infine team at the Inria Saclay – Île-de-France Research Centre and Director of the Microsoft Research - Inria Joint Centre, received the Grand Prix Scientifique Cino Del Duca 2017 , awarded by the French Academy of Sciences. He has won this prestigious science prize for his project on Social Information Networks.
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