Department of Institut Polytechnique de Paris

ERC Advanced grant for Joris Van der Hoeven

Congratulations to Joris Van der Hoeven from LIX for his new ERC advanced project called ODELIX (Solving differential equations fast, precisely, and reliably)

Differential equations, i.e. equations whose unknowns are functions and in which the derivatives of these functions are involved, are an essential area of research in mathematics. Their usefulness extends to many other fields. They can be used to model, among other things, the movement of planets, the spread of epidemics, or the evolution of a chemical reaction. There are various approaches to solve them, either in a symbolic (exact) way (but these solutions don’t always exist or can be difficult to calculate), or in an approximate way using numerical methods. The aim of the ODELIX project led by Joris van der Hoeven at LIX is to improve our understanding and resolution of these equations. In terms of numerical methods, the project will focus on difficult cases that are currently hard to solve fast and with guaranteed precision. In terms of symbolic methods, the project aims to reduce the problem’s complexity using techniques drawn from computer algebra. Finally, tools such as code libraries will be developed to enable the practical use of these methods.

Oana Goga wins the 2023 Lovelace-Babbage prize

Congratulations to Oana Goga, member of the LIX and the Inria team CEDAR, winner of the 2023 Lovelace-Babbage prize (a joint prize between French Académie des Sciences and Société Informatique de France) for her work on how social media systems and online advertising use AI algorithms to impact our behavior.

more details, https://www.societe-informatique-de-france.fr/recherche/laureats-prix-informatique-lovelace-babbage-de-lacademie-2023/

Oana web page, https://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/~goga/

IDIA day, September 14th, Program

IDIA organizes its annual meeting, september 14th in Telecom building (amphi Estaunié). It is open to all IDIA members (registration is mandatory but free). The program is the following:

– 1PM: welcome coffee

-1:15-1:45PM: IDIA actions for 2023-24

– 1:45-2:00PM: questions and discussions about IDIA

– 2:00-3:15PM: newcomers session 1

– 3:15-3:45PM: coffee break

– 3:45-5:00PM: newcomers session 2

– 5:00-6:00PM: cocktail

Registration is mandatory.

SAUTOS (Safe AUTOnomous Systems) summer school, Saclay, October 23-27 2023

IDIA supports the SAUTOS summer school (https://www.sautos.universite-paris-saclay.fr/) on safe autonomous systems. This school is co-organised by Alexandre Chapoutot (IDIA). Registration before October 2th on https://sautos.sciencesconf.org/.

ICST PhD day, june 2023, Palaiseau

The second edition of the STIC doctoral day on the Saclay plateau was organised on June 20, 2023 at AgroParisTech (Amphi, building A). This day is organized jointly by the IP Paris doctoral school of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the STIC doctoral school of the University of Paris Saclay. It benefits from the support of the IDIA (Computer Science, Data, Artificial Intelligence) and ICE (Information, Communication, Electronics) departments of IP Paris as well as the Computer Science and Digital Sciences graduate school of the University of Paris Saclay.

This scientific day is aimed at all PhD students in ICST and their supervisors, from the University of Paris-Saclay and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.Lectures has been given by two invited speakers, Catuscia Palamidessi (LIX, Inria, Institut Polytechnique de Paris) and Benedikt Bollig (LMF, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay), by the winners of the 2022 Doctoral Prizes of the Plateau de Saclay and by the winners of the PhD thesis prizes 2023 from the IDIA and ICE departments. Posters has been presented by PhD students from the two universities.

All details on https://doct-stic-saclay23.sciencesconf.org/

CSDAI best PhD thesis for 2023

The CSDAI department has awarded its best PhD thesis for 2023:

First prize for Antonin Leroux, LIX


François Morain and Luca De Feo

Quaternion algebra and isogeny-based cryptography

Accessit for Cameron Calk, LIX

Advisors: Eric Goubault and Philippe Malbos

Algebraic and topological models of directed systems

Accessit for Emanuele Dalsasso, LTCI

Advisors: Florence Tupin and Loïc Denis

Deep learning for SAR imagery: from denoising to scene understanding

Accessit for Elie Michel, LTCI

Advisors: Tamy Boubekeur

Interactive authoring of 3D shapes represented as programs

Thanks to the committee, Bruno Defude (samovar), Constantin Enea (LIX), Walid Gaaloul (Samovar), Antoine Manzanera (U2IS), Hieu Phan (LTCI)

QS 2023, IP Paris ranked 31th in computer science and information systems

According to the new QS ranking, IP Paris is ranked first in France, ninth in Europe and 31th in the World for Computer Science and Information Systems subject. Congratulations to our faculty and PhD students for this very good result!

F4C action of STeP2 ExcellenceS is starting

Future for Computing (F4C) is an action of STeP2 involving CSDAI department and Physics department. This action will help us to develop our research in quantum computing and technologies and in fundamentals of CS. This project will allow us to hire three assistant professors with startup packages and to support other young researchers in these fields.

More information on STeP2 on https://www.ip-paris.fr/en/news/ip-paris-wins-excellences-call-projects

New ERC Consolidator grant for Maks Ovsjanikov

Congratulations to Maks Ovsjanikov who have just received an ERC Consolidator Grant for his project VEGA: Universal Geometric Transfer Learning.

Maks Ovsjanikov

This project will explore ways in which 3D geometric data can be made more amenable to learning, especially in the presence of limited labeled training data.


IP Paris ranked 46 in computer science (THE by subject ranking)

IP Paris is ranked 46 in computer science by the 2023 THE by subject ranking (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023/subject-ranking/computer-science). We are ranked 2nd in France and 10th in Europe.  Thanks to all IDIA members for this nice result which position IP Paris as a major center for computer science.