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David Simplot appointed Director of the Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée research centre


David Simplot takes up his duties as head of the Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée research centre as of January 1,2018. Appointed by Antoine Petit, CEO of Inria, he succeeds Gérard Giraudon.



Antitza Dantcheva (Stars) Antitza Dantcheva (Stars)

From biometrics to health care

Analysing facial expressions: from biometrics to health care

Stéphanie Salti - 15/12/2017

Antitza Dantcheva, researcher in the Stars team at the Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée centre, is a recipient of the ANR JCJC (Young researchers grant). She is currently working on concrete applications ranging from security to health care.


Scientific award

Xavier Pennec Fellow of the MICCAI scientific society


Xavier Pennec, Senior researcher at Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée centre, has been elected as a Fellow of the MICCAI scientific society for “pioneering theoretical contributions grounding the field of computational anatomy, shape statistics and medical image computing”. He is the second scientist from Asclepios project-team being honored with this distinction, along with team leader Nicholas Ayache.
MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention) Society Fellowship was started in 2009 to recognize exceptional contributions to Medical Image Computing and/or Computer-assisted Interventions,of senior members to the MICCAI community.



European Research Council 2017

Demian Wassermann : code our current knowledge of the brain

Anne Schneider - 6/09/2017

Associate research professor at the Athena project-team at Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, Demian Wassermann has just received a prestigious 2017 "Starting Grant" from European Research Council (ERC).Specialist on mathematical and computational modelling of the brain, he is going to pursue his research in the formalisation of current anatomical knowledge into a domain specific language (DSL).

Meeting with the new laureate, who tells us about his carreer and projects.



Gérard Berry et Jean-Daniel Boissonnat Gérard Berry présente Jean-Daniel Boissonnat avant sa leçon inaugurale - Collège de France

Collège de France

Inaugural Lecture by Jean-Daniel Boissonnat at Collège de France

Anne Schneider - 14/04/2017

Jean-Daniel Boissonnat is the new holder of the chair  « Informatics and Computational Sciences » at Collège de France.

His lecture ils called "Computational Geometry: data, models, programs". he gace his inaugural lecture at Collège de France on 23 March. Discover or watch again the video of his lecture available on Open access from the Collège de



Femmes en Or 2016 Award

Paola Goatin, "Femme en Or" 2016 in the Smart City category


The 24th edition of the "Femmes en Or" awards innovated this year with two new categories: Femme de Goût , promoting the French art of fine living, and Femme de la Smart City , for the women who make digital technology part and parcel of our cities.

This year the distinction was awarded to Paola Goatin, research director at Inria's Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée centre and head of the ACUMES project team, for her work applying mathematics and fluid dynamics to road traffic and crowd movement.


ANR Award

Adrien Bousseau winner of the Young Researcher Award

Anne Schneider - 21/11/2016

The ANR (French National Research Agency) has just given its Young Researcher Award to Adrien Bousseau, a researcher in the GraphDeco project-team at Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée for the DRAO project on digital drawing. This work allows computer vision and 3D image synthesis to be used to automate the creation of drawings while preserving their expressiveness.



Freewhels Cybathlon 2016 - © Inria / photo C. Morel

Cybathlon 2016

Cybathlon: the gamble pays off for the Freewheels team

Aline BRILLU - 2/11/2016

On 8 October, the first edition of the Cybathlon - a sports competition for disabled athletes equipped with high-tech equipment - took place in Kloten, Switzerland.  Jérôme Parent, a paraplegic, was on the starting line of the race for cycles assisted by electrical stimulation. It was the culmination of a year and a half of work with the researchers from Inria's Camin team and the clinicians at the DIVIO re-education centre in Dijon. Let’s take a look back at this extraordinary adventure.