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 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, 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, 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.