Scientific awards and distinctions 2018
All year long, researchers and PhD students from IMT schools are honored at various international conferences and symposia. They are also rewarded by scholarly societies and given grants for their remarkable contribution to scientific progress in their respective domains.
Juillet – Prix Atos-Joseph Fourier 2018
5 innovative projects received the Atos-Joseph Fourier Award 2018, including the project of Stéphan Clémençon, applied mathematics researcher at Télécom ParisTech and winner in the artificial intelligence category. This prize recognizes outstanding works in numerical simulation, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
Juillet – Best Student Paper Award
Thibault Rieutord, PhD student at Télécom ParisTech, Yuan He, and their co-author Petr Kuznetsov, researcher at Télécom ParisTech, received a Best Student Paper Award for their paper “An Asynchronous Computability Theorem for Fair Adversaries”. They were presented with the award during the 2018 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2018).
Juin – Best Poster Award
Irfan Khan and Jérôme Härri, researchers at Eurecom, received a Best Poster Award during the 2018 IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (IV 2018). Their poster is entitled: “Integration Challenges of Facilities-Layer DCC for Heterogeneous V2X Services”.
Juin – Prix du meilleur article
Jean-Marie Nicolas, researcher at Télécom ParisTech, and his co-authors received the Best Paper Award for “Visualization of radar time series changes: testing the REACTIV method on a global scale through Google Earth Engine” during the French Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Conference (CFPT).
Juin – Best Student Paper Award
Christo Kurisummoottil Thomas and Dirk Slock, researchers at Eurecom, received a Best Student Paper Award for their paper “Deterministic annealing for hybrid beamforming design in multi-cell MU-MIMO systems” during the 19th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2018).
Juin – Distinguished Paper Award
Walid Gaaloul, Hayet Brabra, researchers at Télécom SudParis, and their co-authors received a Distinguished Paper Award for their paper “Model-Driven Elasticity for Cloud Resources” during the 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2018).
Juin – Best Poster Award
Raj Haresh Patel, Jérôme Härri and Christian Bonnet, researchers at Eurecom, received a Best Poster Award during the 2nd Symposium on Management of Future motorway and urban Traffic Systems (MFTS 2018). See the poster: “Accounting for localization errors in a mixed-vehicle centralized control system”.
Enrico Palumbo and Raphaël Troncy, researchers in the Eurocom Data Science department, received a Best Poster Award for their poster “Knowledge graph embeddings with node2vec for item recommendation”, presented during the 15th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018).
Mai – médaille Albert Portevin 2018
Nathalie Bozzolo, professor at Mines ParisTech was awarded with the Albert Portevin medal 2018 by the French Society for Metallurgy and Materials (SF2M). This medal is bestowed every two years on an individual of French or foreign nationality, who has made an outstanding contribution to Albert Portevin’s main fields of work, notably the transformation and shaping properties of materials.
Mai – 2018 Seoul Test of Time Award
Fabian Suchanek, researcher at Télécom ParisTech, and his co-authors received the 2018 Seoul Test of Time Award during the 27th International World Wide Web Conference (a.k.a. the Web Conference 2018) for their paper entitled “YAGO: A Core of Semantic Knowledge Unifying WordNet and Wikipedia”.
Avril – Best Paper Award
Adlen Ksentini, researcher at Eurecom, and his co-authors received a Best Paper Award for their paper “Efficient Virtual Evolved Packet Core Deployment Across Multiple Cloud Domains”, presented at the Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2018).
Avril – Best Student Paper Award
Anas El Rhammad, PhD student at Télécom ParisTech, and his co-authors Patrick Gioia, Antonin Gilles, Marco Cagnazzo and Béatrice Pesquet-Popescu, received the Best Student Paper Award for their paper “View-dependent compression of digital hologram based on matching pursuit”, published in SPIE Photonics Europe, vol. 10679 (April 2018).
Avril – Prix de thèse 2018 de la Société de Biomécanique
Fanette Chassagne, PhD student at Mines Saint-Étienne, won the 2018 Thesis Prize of the Society of Biomechanics, sponsored by Biometrics. She did her thesis at the SAINBIOSE laboratory under the co-supervision of Pierre Badel, Jérôme Molimard (Mines Saint-Etienne/CIS) and Pascal Giraux (Université Jean Monnet). Her work focused on the biomechanical study of the effects of compression strips on the lower limbs.
Avril – IAPR Fellow 2018
Jean-Luc Dugelay, professor at Eurecom, was promoted to the rank of IAPR Fellow 2018. The prestigious IAPR Fellow Award of the International Association for Pattern Recognition is conferred every two years on individuals who have made a remarkable contribution to the field of pattern recognition and the activities of the IAPR.
Avril – Médaille CNFRS URSI-France 2018
The CNFRS URSI-France 2018 medal was awarded to Dirk Slock, professor at Eurecom. The medal is awarded by the Academy of Sciences to honor a scientist who is contributing or has done so at least over the past six years to making remarkable progress in the field of radio science and has participated in the scientific activities of either the French or international community.
Mars – Erudite Professor
Ange Nzihou, researcher at IMT Mines Albi and director of the RAPSODEE laboratory (Research of Albi in process engineering, divided solids, energy and environment), was named Erudite Professor by the Mahatma Ghandi University in India. Ange Nzihou has been working for over 10 years on upgrading waste into an economic resource.
Février – Prix Breakthrough and Innovative Research in New Materials for Energy and Environment
Ange Nzihou, director of the RAPSODEE laboratory of IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux and his research team, were given the prize “Breakthrough and Innovative Research in New Materials for Energy and Environment” from the World Topical Award.
Février – Meilleur article du GT2L
Hamza Ben-Ticha, PhD student in the Production and Logistics Science department of CMP de Mines Saint-Étienne, was given the GT2L (Work, Transport and Logistics Group) Best Paper Award during the ROADEF 2018 conference for his talk on the topic “Time-Dependent Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and road network information” (authors: Hamza Ben Ticha, Nabil Absi, Dominique Feillet, Alain Quilliot and Tom van Woensel).
Février – Best Student Paper Award
Alexandre Lima, PhD student at Mines Saint-Étienne, won a Best Student Paper Awardfor his paper “Joint Distribution Learning for Time Constraints Tunnels Management in Semiconductor Manufacturing”, during the 2018 International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing and Intelligence (ISMI 2018) (authors: Alexandre Lima, Valerio Borodin, Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès, Philippe Vialletelle).