Scientific awards and distinctions 2014
Pierre Badel, lecturer and researcher at the Healthcare and Engineering Centre (CIS) at Mines Saint-Etienne, has been awarded a “Starting Grant“ from the ERC (European Research Council) to further develop his research into the prevention of aneurysm rupture, part of the AArteMIS project (Aneurysmal Arterial Mechanics: Into the Structure).
Jonathan Rivnay, a researcher at the Provence Microelectronics Centre at Mines Saint-Etienne, received the Materials Research Society Postdoctoral Award for his work on the development of innovative organic solutions which use biological resources to better understand the relationship between the structural and electrical properties of materials.
Sophie Chabridon, a researcher at Télécom SudParis and Pierrick Marie, Thierry Desprats and Michelle Sibilla, researchers at IRIT (Toulouse Institute for Computer Science Research), obtained the Best Article prize for “Extending Ambient Intelligence to the Internet of Things: new Challenges for QoC Management”, at the 8th UCAmI Conference 2014 (Ubiquitous Computing & Ambient Intelligence).
Nicolas Tabareau, an Inria researcher with the Ascola team based at Mines Nantes has been awarded an ERC (European Research Council) grant in the “starting” category for his project CoqHoTT” (Coq for Homotopy Type Theory).
Afafe Zehrouni, a doctoral researcher at Mines Saint-Etienne, was awarded First Prize in the ‘Young Researcher’ competition recognizing the two best papers presented at the MOSIM Conference 2014 (10th International Conference on Modeling, Optimization & Simulation), for an article entitled ‘Evaluation of railway schedule robustness by simulation’ (Afafe Zehrouni, Frédéric Grimaud, Xavier Delorme, Dominique Feillet and Olivier Guyon).
La Recherche magazine’s 2014 Prize in the Technology category was awarded to Frédéric Boyer (Mines Nantes), leader of the bio-robotics group in the robotics team at the IRCCyN, Vincent Lebastard (Mines Nantes), Christine Chevallereau (CNRS) and Noël Servagent (SUBATECH) for their joint publication on “Electrolocation. Reactive navigation inspired by electric fish for submarine robotics”.
At JFSMA’14 (22nd Multi-Agent Systems Francophones Day), Stéphane Galland, Nicolas Gaud, Sebastian Rodriguez, Flavien Balbo*, Gauthier Picard* and Olivier Boissier* received one of two 1st prizes for best article for their paper titled “Contextualizing the interaction between agents by combining social and physical dimensions within the environment”
*researchers at Mines Saint-Etienne
Having already been awarded the URSI Young Scientists International Prize at the 31st General Meeting and Symposium of the URSI (August 2014), Simon Adrian, a PhD student in the Microwaves department of Télécom Bretagne, received the Best Young Scientist Paper Award from the National Committee of the URSI Deutschland, for his article “Laplacian based hierarchical regularization of the electric field integral equation”, co-authored with Francesco Andriulli, a researcher at Télécom Bretagne, and Thomas Eibert, a researcher at München Technische Universität.
Loïc Bernicola, a PhD student in the Image and Information Processing (ITI) department of Télécom Bretagne, won the Students Posters Competition for his article “A Hybrid Registration Approach Combining SLAM and Elastic Matching for Automatic Side-Scan Sonar Mosaic”, co-authored with Jean-Marc Le Caillec and Didier Guériot, researchers at the ITI department of Télécom Bretagne.
Nesrine Kaaniche, PhD student, Maryline Laurent, professor, and Mohamed El Barbori, researcher at Télécom SudParis, were presented with the Best Paper Award for their article entitled “CloudaSec: A Novel Public-key based Framework to handle Data Sharing Security in Clouds”, at the conference SECRYPT 2014 (11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography).
Francesco Andriulli, a researcher at Télécom Bretagne, received the Issac Koga Gold Medal from the URSI (International Union of Radio Science) for his work on electromagnetism. This prize, awarded every three years, recognizes young scientists who have obtained exceptional results in their radio science work. He received the award during the opening ceremony of the 31st General Meeting and Scientific Symposium of the URSI.
A Best Paper Award was attributed for the article “Segmentation of Retinal Arteries in Adaptive Optics Images”, co-authored by Nicolas Lermé, Florence Rossant, Isabelle Bloch, professor at Télécom Paris, Michel Pâques, Edouard Koch, and presented at the conference ICPR 2014 (22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition).
Mohamed Daoudi, professor at Télécom Lille, received the IAPR Fellow Prize, awarded by the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR). This award is given to researchers who have made major contributions in the field of pattern recognition.
Christian Bonnet, professor at Eurecom, received the Best Paper Award from the IARIA (International Academy, Research and Industry Association) for his article “The connectivity control framework: Enabling session continuity in multi-domain environments”, written in collaboration with Michelle Wetterwald and presented during the conference MOBILITY 2014 (4th International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users).
Pierre-Jacques Liotier, a researcher at Mines Saint-Etienne, received the Best Poster Award handed out during the conference FPCM 12 (12th International conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials). His work concerns “permeability in flax fiber linings for the development of mass-market composites”.
Baptiste Morel, S. Kemel, Sonia Dahdouh, Catherine Adamsbaum and Isabelle Bloch, professor at Télécom Paris, received the Poster Prize for “Study of reproducibility of neonatal cerebral MRI interpretations”, at the congress of the SFIPP (French Society of Pediatric and Prenatal Imaging).
A Best paper award has gone to Camille Marini and Isabelle Blanc, researchers at Mines ParisTech, for their scientific paper presented at ICCSA 2014 (14th International conference on computational science and its application), titled “Towards prospective Life Cycle Assessment: how to identify key parameters inducing most uncertainties in the future? Application to photovoltaic systems installed in Spain”.
At the conference RPM 2014 (International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine), Nausikaa Geeraert, a doctoral student at Télécom Paris, received a Best Paper Award for her article entitled “Evaluation of exposure in mammography: limitations of average glandular dose and proposal of a new quantity”, co-authored with Rémy Klausz, Serge Muller, Isabelle Bloch, professor at Télécom Paris, and Hilde Bosmans.
Annelie Heuser, a PhD student at Télécom Paris, has won a Best Student Paper Award for her article “Detecting hidden leakages”, co-authored with Amir Moradi and Sylvain Guilley and presented at ACNS 2014 (12th International conference in applied cryptography and network security).
Loïc Brevault, a doctorate student at the Mines Saint-Etienne Institut Fayol won the Best Student Paper Award at the 15th Multidisciplinary Analysis Optimization Conference for his paper entitled “Decoupled UMDO formulation for interdisciplinary coupling satisfaction under uncertainty”, co-written by Loïc Brevault, Mathieu Balesdent, Nicolas Bérend and Rodolphe Le Riche.
Jean-Luc Danger, a researcher at Télécom Paris, is co-author of the article titled “Side-channel leakage on silicon substrate of CMOS cryptographic chip” which earned Daisuke Fujimoto a Best Student Paper Award at HOST 2014 (International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust).
Djamel Amar, Catherine Lepers and Sina Fazel, researchers at Télécom SudParis, won a Best Paper Award at ONDM 2014 (18th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling), for their article titled “How Problematic is Spectrum Fragmentation in Operator’s Gridless Network?”, co-written by Esther Le Rouzic, Nicolas Brochier, Jean Luc Auge and Nancy Perrot, researchers at Orange Labs.
Meriem Zouari, a doctorate student at the Mines ParisTech Research Center for Processing Materials, won the 2nd Prize for Best Poster at the EuroSuperAlloys 2014 conference (2nd European Symposium on Superalloys and their Applications). She was awarded the prize for her work presented on a poster entitled “Multipass forging of Inconel 718 in the δ-supersolvus domain: Assessing and modeling microstructure evolution”.
Wafae Bakkali, PhD student at Télécom Bretagne, won the Best Student Paper Award during the IEEE ISPLC 2014 (International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its applications), a leading international conference in the field of power-line communications, for the article “A Measurement-Based Model of Energy Consumption for PLC Modems” (Wafae Bakkali, Mohamed Tlich, Pascal Pagani, Thierry Chonavel).
Tristan Braure, PhD student in the Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Engineering department (DSAGE) of Mines Douai, won the Best Poster Award at the 9th International Conference on Air Quality, for a presentation on his thesis titled “Secondary organic aerosol formation in the ozonolysis of limonene performed in a laminar flow reactor”.
Can Liu and Eric Lecolinet, researchers in the Computer Sciences and Networks department of Télécom Paris, and co-authors of the article “Effects of Display Size and Navigation Type on a Classification Task”, received a Best Paper Award at the ACM CHI 2014 conference (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems).
Philippe Ciblat, a professor in the Communications & Electronics Department of Télécom Paris, has been made an IEEE Senior member and elected a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on “Signal Processing for Communications and Networking”.
Ingrid Bazin, a researcher based at the Laboratory for Industrial Environment Engineering (LGEI) of Mines Alès, was recently awarded the distinction of Future Researcher 2013 by the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The prize comes with €40,000 in research funding, which will further bolster Dr. Bazin’s ongoing project to develop innovative biosensors for the detection of pollutants in water.
The CNIL’s IT and Civil Liberties Thesis Prize has been awarded to Francesca Musiani for her thesis “Dwarves without Giants. Decentralized architecture and internet services”. This prestigious award comes in recognition of the young researcher’s work on the architecture of peer-to-peer (P2P) services, conducted at the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation at Mines ParisTech, in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (USA).
Baiqiang Xia, Boulbaba Ben Amor, Mohamed Daoudi et Hassen Drira, researchers attached to the ICT & Networks Department at Télécom Lille, received a Best Paper Award for their article “Can 3D Shape of the Face Reveal your Age ?” presented at the international 9th Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP, VISIGRAPP 2014).
Alexandre Dolgui, a professor based at the Fayol Institute at Mines Saint-Etienne, has been named a Fellow of the AIM, the European Academy for Industrial Management, a learned society which brings together researchers from all over the world specializing in the fields of management, industrial performance, industrial systems engineering and systems optimization. This internationally-renowned researcher has published 14 books and over 180 academic articles, and spoken at over 300 conferences and seminars.