From 23-27 April, Inria is taking part in the 27th edition of the most prestigious international conference on the Web, The Web Conference, which this year is organised by the University of Lyon in partnership with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional council and the Lyon metropolitan authority, in collaboration with the Digital League and IW3C2. Fabien Gandon, leader of the Wimmics project-team, is co-president of the 2017 edition.
European Research Council 2017
George Drettakis, Inria research director at the Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée centre and head of the Grapdeco project-team, specialist in Computer Graphics, has just received the European Research Council (ERC) grant in the Advanced category for the FUNGRAPH proposal "A New Foundation for Computer Graphics with Inherent Uncertainty".
The official opening of the new SOPHiA GENETICS offices in Bidart took place on 12 April 2018 with the President of the Region in attendance. It was the perfect opportunity for us to present Nénuphar, a technology developed from the research of the MONC* project-team, which has now been directly integrated into intelligence artificial platform of SOPHiA GENETICS company with the help of SATT Aquitaine Science Transfert.
*MONC is a joint Bordeaux INP and CNRS project-team, located at the Bordeaux Institute of Mathematics (IMB)
European Research Council 2017
Xavier Pennec, Inria research director at the Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée centre in the Epione team, has just received the European Research Council (ERC) grant in the Advanced category for the G-Statistics project "Foundations of Geometric Statistics and Their Application in the Life Sciences".
Inria and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) signed a memorandum of understanding on Artificial Intelligence in Paris on 5 April 2018. The aim is to promote the development of joint research projects on subjects of common interest in the field of Artificial Intelligence and to encourage the mobility of scientists. This partnership strengthens existing cooperation between Inria and China, particularly through the LIAMA laboratory.
Google Fellowship 2018
Éric Fleury is taking up the position of head of the Inria Paris research centre as of 1 April 2018. Appointed by François Sillion, Inria's acting CEO, he succeeds Isabelle Ryl who is joining the institute's directorate-general as Deputy CEO for Transfer and Industrial Partnerships.
CNRS, Inria and PSL University, together with Amazon, Criteo, Facebook, Faurecia, Google, Microsoft, NAVER LABS, Nokia Bell Labs, PSA Group, SUEZ and Valeo are joining their academic and industrial perspective as well as their forces to create in Paris the PRAIRIE Institute, whose objective is to become an international reference in the field of artificial intelligence.
A few days ahead of the publication of the Villani report on artificial intelligence, Bertrand Braunschweig, coordinator of an AI white paper published in 2016 and head of the Inria research centre in Saclay Île-de-France, reviews the work being done on the subject.
Inria annonces a partnership with the Tezos Foundation, which has just announced its support for the OCaml Foundation, and has committed funds for a group of experienced Inria researchers to review the Tezos codebase.
Inria Research Centers
- François Baccelli, winner of an ERC Advanced Grant
- Meeting with ERC 2017 laureate George Drettakis
- Meeting with ERC 2017 laureate Xavier Pennec
- Helping Robots Gently Navigate Through Thick Crowds
- Demian Wassermann : code our current knowledge of the brain
- Best Paper at EKM 2018 for Catherine Faron-Zucker and Oscaro Rodriguez Rocha
- Holger Heumann et Blaise Faugeras named ITER scientist fellows 2018
- Honorable Mention ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation Award for Luis Galarraga from Lacodam research team at the conference SIGMOD 2018
- Best student paper award for Etienne Miquey from Gallinette team for the conference LICS’2018
- The synthesis of artificial cellular microreactors on the front page of Molecular Systems Biology scientific journal