The global community of scientific computing has assembled in Salt Lake City, and will remain there until 16 November. Inria, a committed member of this event, established in 1988, has participated for nearly 20 years by sending its specialising in high performance computing (HPC).
European Research Council 2012
Marie Doumic-Jauffret is one of 4 Inria candidates selected in the young researcher category for the ERC European call for projects 2012. Her project, called Skipper, aims to improve understanding of amyloidosis, a group of diseases that includes prions and Alzheimer’s, in order to help biologists identify therapeutic solutions.
Edwin Chacon Golcher is a specialist engineer member of the Inria project-team Calvi, a joint Inria / University of Strasbourg research team. The project-team in which he belongs, is devoted to the mathematical and numerical study as well as to the visualization of different problems arizing mostly from plasma physics and beam physics.
Born in Costa Rica, he migrated to the United States to become a scientist. He achieved his goal. Learn more about his cursus and work.
Television - Speech recognition
It looks like a well-polished on-the-shelf HTML5 application. “But keep in mind that TexMix is actually a scientific demonstrator! warns research engineer Sébastien Campion. Our main goal was to gather and display the various findings of our research team. So we essentially packed into a single piece of software all these algorithms that TexMex scientists came up with in recent years. A lot of this research was financed through the Quæro European project.”
European Research Council 2011
This year anew, four young researchers form Inria have got a grant from the very selective European Research Council, ERC, to take the lead of a five year long exploratory research with a budget of 1 to 1.5 million Euros. Interview with one of the prize-winners, the mathematician and computer specialist, Andreas Enge, head of the Inria project-team Lfant in Bordeaux.
Modelling - Biological systems
Modelling biological systems, in particular at the level of the dynamics of cellular processes, is the objective of the IBIS team. Biological data are becoming ever more plentiful, but their use in estimating the mathematical parameters of a model remains an especially difficult problem. Sara Berthoumieux, a PhD student in the IBIS team, tells us about her work on the subject, carried out as part of her thesis.
The 2010 activity reports from the Inria project-teams are now available on-line. This year, the on-line presentation of these reports via RAWeb has been improved, offering new functions in addition to the static HTML and PDF versions. These functions include a new search interface enabling consultation of the activities of a particular researcher, all publications from a particular person or team, or the name of a partner… The tool also enables the sharing of bibliographical references via social media.
Choosing a username can have an impact on the spam that fills up our inboxes. This is suggested in an article published in an MIT journal that demonstrates, for the first time, how a username alone can provide information about its owner. Daniele Perito, an Italian PhD student in the Planete project team, contributed to this study and has developed a tool to test usernames.
How can populations be protected in the event of an earthquake? The answer is by identifying the areas at risk by mapping the subsoil. This is one of the fields of application of the work of Inria’s Magique-3D project-team, a joint team with the applied mathematics laboratory of the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour. The aim of this team is to better understand geophysical phenomena using 3D simulation methods. Magique-3D is the fruit of a successful collaboration between industry (Total) and public research entities (Inria, CNRS).
European Research Council 2010
Since 1983, André Seznec has focused his research on the architecture of computers. With his Inria - Université de Rennes 1 joint team, this recognised researcher works on enhancing performance and making parallel architectures more accessible. He recently received the ERC European grant in the "advanced grant" category. Interview with the scientist.