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Femmes en Or 2016 Award

Paola Goatin, "Femme en Or" 2016 in the Smart City category


The 24th edition of the "Femmes en Or" awards innovated this year with two new categories: Femme de Goût , promoting the French art of fine living, and Femme de la Smart City , for the women who make digital technology part and parcel of our cities.

This year the distinction was awarded to Paola Goatin, research director at Inria's Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée centre and head of the ACUMES project team, for her work applying mathematics and fluid dynamics to road traffic and crowd movement.


FHCP Challenge

When researchers play to solve 1001 instances of the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem

Anne Schneider - 29/11/2016

The challenge proposed by the University Flinders in Adelaïde ( Australia ) to the researchers of the whole world consisted in solving 1001 instances of the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem.

Two researchers, Nathann Cohen, a CNRS researcherat LRI (Paris XI) and David Coudert, Inria research director in charge of the project-team COATI , a joint-team between Inria Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranée research centre and I3S laboratory made the best score and won the challenge.

They managed to solve 985 cycles and won the Prize on December 1st, 2016 using an original method.



ANR Award

Adrien Bousseau winner of the Young Researcher Award

Anne Schneider - 21/11/2016

The ANR (French National Research Agency) has just given its Young Researcher Award to Adrien Bousseau, a researcher in the GraphDeco project-team at Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée for the DRAO project on digital drawing. This work allows computer vision and 3D image synthesis to be used to automate the creation of drawings while preserving their expressiveness.



Inria start-up

Bomotech:personalized support to create a start-up


The Bomotech start-up project uses the person and motion detection technology of the STARS project-team to develop a rehabilitation assistance system. This project, supported and hosted at the Dev Center of the Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée Research Center, is progressing in leaps and bounds: its two leaders, Baptiste Fosty (28) and Mélaine Gautier (35) plan to create their own company and join the Paca Est incubator in January 2017 and are drafting the business plan for their first fundraising campaign.


FIT Equipex

Inria Sophia Antipolis R2lab demo: a 4G network deployed remotely in three minutes

Anne Schneider - 9/11/2016

R2lab, the FIT team’s new testbed, was inaugurated on 9 November by Antoine Petit, CEO of Inria, in the presence of many scientists. Its new anechoic chamber can be used to remotely perform reproducible wireless network experimentation (5G/software-defined radio). R2lab, managed by the DIANA project-team led by Walid Dabbous and the centre’s Development and Experimentation department, presented a 4G network being deployed remotely in merely three minutes



ISWC 2016 Conference

WIMMICS : best demo award for AZKAR project and best poster nominee for DBpedia historic project


Nice results for Wimmics team (Inria / I3S) at the International Conference on Semantic Web (ISWC 2016 ranked A*) which took place to Kobe:

best demo award for AZKAR project and best poster nominee for DBpedia historic project.



Prix L'Oréal - Unesco

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.