The L’Oréal – UNESCO 2019 Young Talent Award
A postdoc student at the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest centre working as part of an oncology modelling team (MONC), Floriane Gidel opted for mathematics, attracted as she was to the diverse nature of its areas of application. She currently designs models for a new form of cancer treatment, electroporation, working alongside radiologists and biologists. The L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talent Award comes as recognition for her incredible career to date, which has seen her working in five different countries across Europe.
From research to prototyping - let’s take a closer look at a partnership between a start-up and a project team
With an academic background in applied mathematics, Matthieu Sénéchal co-founded the start-up Mieuxplacer three years ago, a platform which aims to democratise wealth management consulting through the development of recommendation algorithms. Although this young company, which employs around thirty or so people at its sites in Bordeaux and Paris, does carry out operational research, making technological developments on its own, on this occasion it sought assistance from the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research centre. More specifically, it was the project team RealOpt, a joint undertaking involving the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP and the CNRS, which assisted the company, helping to improve its existing tools and to offer users an effective solution.
The startup Ullo, which began life within the POTIOC project team at the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research centre, has added two new shareholders. Crédit Agricole Charente-Maritime Deux-Sèvres Expansion and IT-Translation Investissement have bought shares in this La Rochelle-based company, which, since 2016, has been developing biofeedback technology for use by individuals suffering from cognitive issues. The aim of this investment is to give this young company the means with which to gain a foothold on the digital health market.
Reproducing scientific experiments largely based on IT equipment has become practically impossible as a result of the constantly-evolving nature of software, versions and features. Version 1.0 of the free software Guix, which was made available in May 2019, tackles this challenge head-on, particularly when it comes to high performance computing (HPC), enabling users to “go back in time” in order to find previous versions of programs. To find out more about this, we spoke to Ludovic Courtès from Inria Bordeaux, one of the main figures behind this group project.
10 years! The R&D platform PlaFRIM is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this year. The past decade has seen the birth of a range of interdisciplinary collaborations, leading to success in various different fields. On the back of this success, the PlaFRIM team are keen to continue their upward trajectory, and to help invent the software of the future.
The project team Geostat and I2S, an SME specialising in high-end digital imaging in high-tech sectors, have formalised their intention to work together via the creation of a joint laboratory, to be known as the Inria Innovation Lab. Xavier Datin, managing director of I2S, and Hussein Yahia, head of the Geostat team, told us more about this shared project.
The Printemps de la Mixitéevent saw the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research centre play host to 47 fifth year pupils on Tuesday 9th April as they sought to battle the gender stereotypes that continue to persist post exams. Organised by the “parity, equality and diversity” initiative, the University of Bordeaux, the Local Education Authority and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the purpose of this multi-day event was to enable pupils to discover the world of university and to give them some career guidance. Let’s take a closer look at the Digit’Ellesworkshop, which shows that it is not just men who are making a name for themselves in the world of digital science.
As a partner of The Week of Mathematics, the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest centre was an active participant at the open day organised by the Académie de Bordeaux at the Talence university campus. With play decided as the theme for this year’s event, participants were given a rich and varied programme of activities.