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Launch of the Scikit-learn initiative, a reference software library for machine learning

LG - 17/09/2018

Inria is pleased to announce the launch of the scikit-learn initiative, a partnership with companies using scikit-learn. Its objectives are to support the development of this reference software: sustaining its high quality and adding new functionalities. Scikit-learn is a library in Python, an high-level programming language. It is dedicated to statistical learning (machine learning) and can be used as middleware, especially for prediction tasks.

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Interdisciplinary research

MissingBigData: getting mathematics and computer science to work together for a better solution to the missing data problem

Charlotte Renauld and Carole Céard - 28/06/2018

Julie Josse, professor of statistics at the École polytechnique and researcher at the French Centre for Applied Mathematics (CNAM), and Gaël Varoquaux, Parietal team researcher at the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France centre, have decided to combine their expertise in order to tackle, together, the problems of missing data and to propose new decision support methods. The MissingBigData project has been selected by the DATAIA Institute as part of its first call for research projects. How did this collaboration come about? What are the challenges of their interdisciplinary research? Julie and Gaël present MissingBigData .

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Results of call for proposal

At least three projects involving the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France centre selected by the DATAIA Institute

Carole Céard - 31/05/2018

As part of its 2018 call for projects, the DATAIA Convergence Institute has selected GDP-ERE and MissingBigData, two projects led respectively by the Petrus and Parietal teams from the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France centre, in collaboration with the university of Versailles Saint-Quentin in the Yvelines department and the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). The Vadore project, led by the members of the Inria team TAU for the CNRS and the graduate school ENSAE, has also been chosen, whilst the Aviz team's HistorIA project with Télécom ParisTech is on the point of selection subject to funding.

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Statistical sciences

Statistics in the spotlight at Saclay during the 50th Statistics Days

Magalie Quet (*) - 30/05/2018

This year, the fiftieth edition of the Statistics Days is being held from Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June.The EDF Lab Paris-Saclay will host nearly 450 French and international scientists, present 16 lectures and 63 parallel sessions (including 18 special sessions), clocking up nearly 100 hours of statistics in five days!This year's edition, under the scientific leadership of Francis Bach, researcher in the Sierra team at Inria's Paris centre, is organised by Christian Derquenne, senior researcher at EDF R&D, and Pascal Massart, professor at the Université Paris-Sud.They tell us more about this event, dedicated entirely to statistics.

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Awards

"La Science Se Livre" awards Gilles Dowek and Serge Abiteboul for their publication

Magalie Quet - 26/01/2018

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 .

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Nomination

Benoît Perthame et Éric Moulines elected to the French Académie des sciences

AB - 22/12/2017

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.

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Birth of the DATAIA Institute

The DATAIA Institute: At the crossroads between digital technology and the human and social sciences

13/12/2017

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.

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Biology and computer science

InBio: interdisciplinarity rewarded

F.C. (*) - 6/12/2017

Researchers from the Institut Pasteur and Inria, in collaboration with the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), Paris Diderot University and the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, have published two articles in Nature Communications on the control by computer of cell processes; scientific advances made possible by the alliance between two disciplines that are today complementary - biology and the computer science.

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Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

For Nozha Boujemaa, these technologies are at the crossroads between the digital sciences and the human and social sciences

Carole Céard - 27/10/2017

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.

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Research

Ex-Situ: from Human-Computer Interaction to Human-Machine Partnership

Carole Céard - 26/10/2017

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.

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