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Nina Miolane Awarded For Women in Science Fellowship

Anne Schneider - 4/11/2016

PhD candidate Nina Miolane, a member of the ASCLEPIOS project-team at the Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée research centre, is one of thirty promising young researchers to be recognised by UNESCO and the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation. She has been awarded a Fellowship for her virtual patient research in the category “Exploring the brain, a new world to conquer”.



Freewhels Cybathlon 2016 - © Inria / photo C. Morel

Cybathlon 2016

Cybathlon: the gamble pays off for the Freewheels team

Aline BRILLU - 2/11/2016

On 8 October, the first edition of the Cybathlon - a sports competition for disabled athletes equipped with high-tech equipment - took place in Kloten, Switzerland.  Jérôme Parent, a paraplegic, was on the starting line of the race for cycles assisted by electrical stimulation. It was the culmination of a year and a half of work with the researchers from Inria's Camin team and the clinicians at the DIVIO re-education centre in Dijon. Let’s take a look back at this extraordinary adventure.


Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award at International Geometry Summit 2016

Anne Schneider - 29/09/2016

Pierre Alliez and Mathieu Desbrun from project-team Inria TITANIUM received a Best Paper Award for a communication presented at 'International Geometry Summit 2016 in Berlin.

Pierre Alliez is Chief Senior Research Scientist at Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée centre, and Mathieu Desbrun holds an International Inria Chair and is professor at California Institute of Technology. The International Geometry Summit was held in Berlin from 20 to 24 June 2016.

The rewarded publication is entitled "Symmetry and Orbit Detection via Lie-Algebra Voting".
It is co-signed with three researchers of the University of Zhejiang, Zeyun Shi, Hujun Bao and Jin Huang.



Cybathlon Freewheels © Inria / Photo C. Morel


Freewheels project: technological performance, the key to accessing sports competition!

Marine Loyen - 26/09/2016

On 8 October, Jérôme Parent will be taking part in a rather special sports competition: the Cybathlon.
The goal for this sporty forty-year-old, who has been paraplegic for over 20 years, is to cover 750 metres on a bike powered by his legs thanks to electrical stimulation.
It is the result of almost a year of hard work and difficult technical choices.



Research - application

ElectroSmart : measure your rate of exposure to electromagnetic waves on the spot

Anne Schneider - 26/09/2016

In today's world, the impact of the electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phones, Wi-Fi radio waves and Bluetooth technology is a significant public health issue.

But how can we objectively measure our exposure and, based on our own specific sensitivity to the proliferation of emission sources, take the necessary steps to protect ourselves?

The answer lies in ElectroSmart, a new application developed for Android by a team led by Arnaud Legout, an Inria researcher in the DIANA project-team at Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée.



© Inria / Photo C. Morel


Project Freewheels: a human adventure looking at disability from another angle

Marine Loyen - 12/09/2016

On 8 October, Jérôme Parent will be competing in an exceptional cycle race.

Paraplegic for the last 21 years, he is regaining the use of his legs thanks to electrostimulation.

A close-knit team of Inria robotics researchers - but also a doctor and a physiotherapist -  will be by his side.

He will take part in the Cybathlon in Zurich, a sporting competition between disabled sportsmen and women helped by new assistance technologies. 

One of the six disciplines is electrical stimulation pedalling.


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European Research Council 2016

Adrien Bousseau receives an ERC Starting Grant

Anne Schneider - 12/09/2016

Adrien Bousseau is a research officer with the GRAPHDECO project team at Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée. A specialist in digital imaging, in 2011 he received one of the three Eurographics best thesis prizes. His project on "the interpretation of drawings for 3D design" has just enabled him to obtain a grant in the Starting Research Position category, a panel awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). Meeting with the new prize-winner, who tells us about his background and plans.



Software assets

Software Heritage: Universal software archive

AB - 30/06/2016

Inria announces on June 30th 2016 Software Heritage, an ambitious initiative to collect, organise, preserve, and make easily accessible the source code of all software that is publicly available.



European Research Council 2015

Rachid Deriche wins ERC Advanced Grant 2015

Anne Schneider - 27/04/2016

Rachid Deriche, an exceptional grade research director at Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée, where he heads the ATHENA project team, has been awarded a European Research Council grant in the Advanced category for the CoBCoM project, at the crossroad between mathematics, information technology, and neuroimaging.

ERC Advanced Grants are awarded under the "Excellent Science" pillar of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and are attributed to senior researchers recognised as leaders in their field and whose proposal for ground-breaking research has the potential to significantly push back the frontiers of science.




First Class'Code experiments in PACA

Pôle Communication - 18/04/2016

Class'Code is a training programme for professional educators and beyond to introduce teachers (primary and secondary) and instructors (extracurricular activities, associations) to IT ideas so that they can pass them on to young people aged from 8 to 14, whether at school or outside school.
It is an innovative training programme combining on-line courses with meetings and support.