Awards & Honours

Alesia Herasimenka, Swarn Priya and Margaux Zaffran, young L'Oréal-UNESCO Talents "for Women in Science".

Changed on 11/10/2023
Through the Young Talents Awards, the L'Oréal Foundation rewards 35 young female doctoral and post-doctoral students in all fields of science each year. These scholarships recognize their work and aim to support the place of women in research, so that they can contribute fully to solving the major challenges of our time, and also to encourage more young girls to take up science. Alesia Herasimenka, Swarn Priya and Margaux Zaffran are three brilliant young researchers who have been awarded the 2023 edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Fellowships "For Women in Science".
For Women in Science

The three prizewinning female Inria researchers, Alesia Herasimenka, Swarn Priya and Margaux Zaffran, will receive a grant enabling them to finance travel for their research, create opportunities and encounters, collaborate with scientists and take part in the best conferences in their field. They will also benefit from a specific training program to help them launch their careers and break through the glass ceiling specifically faced by young women in research.


Alesia Herasimenka, doctoral student in the McTao project-team

Alesia Herasimenka
Alesia Herasimenka

Alesia Herasimenka has just completed her thesis in applied mathematics, co-financed by the European Space Agency (ESA), at the Inria center of Université Côte d'Azur in the joint team with LJAD, and is developing work on the controllability and optimal control of solar sails, opening up new fields of possibility in the exploration of the Universe and future space missions.


Swarn Priya, doctoral student in the Stamp project-team

Swarn Priya

Swarn Priya, a doctoral student in the Stamp project-team at Inria centre at Université Côte d'Azur, is preparing her thesis on the creation of secure and reliable software using formal methods, and is working on certifying the correctness, security and reliability of software by ensuring that it does not leak sensitive information by indirect means using machine-verified profs.

Margaux Zaffran, PhD student in the Premedical project-team

Margaux Zaffran
Margaux Zaffran

Margaux Zaffran, a doctoral student in the PreMeDICaL project-team at the Inria branch at the University of Montpellier, is preparing her thesis in statistics and applied mathematics under a Cifre contract with EDF R&D Saclay, co-supervised by Inria and Ecole Polytechnique, on forecasting short-term electricity market prices. Her modeling work is now also being applied to other fields, such as medical diagnostics.

Fondation L’Oréal-UNESCO "For Women in Science"

The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program aims to promote and support young doctoral and post-doctoral students at a pivotal moment in their professional careers.

Since its creation, over 3,100 women scientists have been recognized and highlighted, and 3 International Award winners have been awarded a Nobel Prize.