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European Research Council 2010

Jean Ponce: from photo to video

Cécile Michaut - 30/11/2010

A renowned specialist in shape recognition in photos, Jean Ponce, professor at France's École Normale Supérieure, moved into the field of video a few years ago. To support his work he recently received an ERC advanced grant. His goal is to automatically analyse and process films no matter what sequences or camera movements they contain, in order to archive, modify or restore them. This work is of particular interest to video effects designers.

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Véronique Cortier

European Research Council 2010

Véronique Cortier: securing protocols

Olivia Brenner - 25/11/2010

In September 2010, Véronique Cortier, a Senior Research Scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research and a member of the CASSIS IPT at Inria Nancy - Grand-Est, has obtained an ERC grant for her project on securing communication protocols and altering them to make them reliable. We went to meet this researcher.

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Karthik Bhargavan

European Research Council 2010

Karthik Bhargavan: proving the safety of web applications

Cécile Michaut - Technoscope - 23/11/2010

The medical saying "prevention is better than cure" also applies to computers. Karthik Bhargavan, a young researcher from the MOSCOVA team, recently received an ERC grant to continue his work on ensuring the safety of services such as personal and sensitive data management. This work is both theoretical and highly applied, and is carried out at the Inria and Microsoft Research joint laboratory. We went to meet this researcher.

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Pierre Alliez

European Research Council 2010

Pierre Alliez: a pioneer in digital geometry processing

Françoise Monfort -Technoscope - 18/11/2010

Pierre Alliez is a pioneer: when he began his research - following a Master's internship at Inria with Olivier Devillers and a PhD at France Telecom R&D and Telecom Paris Tech - the theme on which he was working still did not have a name. Today, with digital geometry processing now recognised as a scientific field, he is proposing IRON (Robust Geometry Processing), a project that earned him the prestigious ERC 2010 Grant in the "starting grants" category. We went to meet this researcher.

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Nikos Paragios

European Research Council 2010

Nikos Paragios: a life devoted to artificial vision and its applications in medicine

Françoise Monfort - Technoscope - 16/11/2010

This year,  eight ERC grant winners are leaders or members of Inria project-teams. Nikos Paragios, a teacher at the Ecole Centrale de Paris, was awarded a starting grant. Worth approximately 1,500,000 euros, this grant will allow the researcher to reinforce the GALEN team and conduct an ambitious five-year research project on artificial vision and its applications in the medical field. Here, we get to know the grant-winning scientist.

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Axel Hutt

European Research Council 2010

Axel Hutt: a physicist peeks inside the human brain

Cécile Michaut - Technoscope - 4/11/2010

This year,  eight ERC grant winners are leaders or members of Inria teams. In the "starting grants" category, Axel Hutt (Cortex, Nancy), Paola Goatin (Opale, Sophia Antipolis), Pierre Alliez (Geometrica, Sophia Antipolis), Kartikeyan Bhargavan (Moscova, Rocquencourt), Véronique Cortier (Cassis, Nancy) and Nikos Paragios (Galen, Saclay) have received funding to form research teams. In the "advanced grants" category, Jean Ponce (Willow, Rocquencourt) and André Seznec (Alf, Rennes) are among the lucky winners and have chosen Inria as their host research institution. At a time when candidates are already submitting proposals for 2011, the 2010 winners are reminded of the road they have covered so far. This week, we will look at the work of Axel Hutt.

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Paola Goatin

Bourse "European Research Council"

A European grant for better road traffic management

Corinne Drault - Technoscope - 18/10/2010

Inria OPALE project team member Paola Goatin has recently obtained a 2010 European Research Council grant in its "starting grants" category. Worth some €800,000, this grant will enable this young scientist to put together a team of her choosing to conduct an ambitious five-year research project on mathematical modelling in the field of road and pedestrian traffic control.

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Anatole Lecuyer - Salle de réalité virtuelle © INRIA - Photo G. Favier - Agence Vu  Anatole Lecuyer - Salle de réalité virtuelle © Inria - Photo G. Favier - Agence Vu

Virtual Reality - 3D

Improving user interaction with 3D worlds

Laurent Rabier - 28/09/2010

Anatole Lécuyer, of the BUNRAKU project-team, has recently been awarded the habilitation to advise doctoral theses devoted to interaction with virtual worlds. This is an area where researchers work simultaneously on hardware, software, ergonomics, human perception and applications in real life.

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Financial mathematics

Mathematical models to sell the right product at the right price at the right time… and to the right customer

Laurent Rabier - Technoscope - 28/09/2010

Luce Brotcorne, a junior research scientist at Inria since 2009, is a member of the DOLPHIN project-team. Her field is revenue management, in particular price setting, a discipline in which she proposes an innovative approach which explicitly takes into account the behaviour of consumers. 

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Sylvain Lefebvre, winner of the Eurographics Award 2010

Olivia Brenner - 16/07/2010

Sylvain Lefebvre, ALICE team researcher Sylvain Lefebvre, an Inria researcher, has won the Eurographics Award in the category "Young Researcher". This award comes in recognition of his research work on texture synthesis. With wide-ranging experience at Inria, he began his career at the EVASION team in Grenoble before going on to work in the REVES team in Sophia. He recently joined the ALICE team in Nancy. He views this award as acknowledgement of the collective work carried out within these teams on algorithms and methods to facilitate the creation and display of virtual environments.

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