News

In 2017

Vincent Cohen-Addad obtains the EATCS Distinguished Dissertation Award for his PhD? thesis

http://eatcs.org/index.php/component/content/article/1-news/2476-eatcs-distinguished-dissertation-award-for-2016

Romain Gay received a Google PhD Fellowship

Romain Gay is one of the 33 recipients of the 2017 Google PhD Fellowship for North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Stéphane Mallat elected to the US National Academy of Engineering

Stéphane Mallat has been elected as a foreign member to the US National Academy of Engineering, for his contributions to the fast wavelet transform and multiresolution signal processing.

Fabrice Ben Hamouda received the Gilles Kahn PhD Thesis Award 2016

Fabrice Ben Hamouda defended his PhD Thesis in July 2016 at ENS, under the co-supervision of Michel Abdalla et David Pointcheval. This PhD Thesis entitled "Diverse Modules and Zero-Knowledge" received the Gilles Kahn PhD Thesis Prize 2016, awarded on Friday February 3rd, 2017 during the Société Informatique de France Meeting.

Le temps des algorithmes (The time of algorithms)

Serge Abiteboul is co-author of a mainstream book that explains the societal issues that arise at the time of algorithms.
More information on the book.
The book was the main topic of France Inter radio programme "La tête au carré" on 9 February 2017.

Strategy of the French government for Artificial Intelligence

Jean Ponce will take part in the steering committee
Article in Les Echos : Axelle Lemaire dévoile son plan pour l'intelligence artificielle

Public Hearing in the Senate on Artificial Intelligence on January 19, 2017

Serge Abiteboul and Jean Ponce took part in the round table "Ethical Issues of Artificial Intelligence"
programme of the hearing
Video of the roundtable "Ethical issues".

"Zéro en maths, mais où donc est le problème ? " (Hopeless in maths, where can the problem be ? )

Article in "l'Humanité" about a round table in which Claire Mathieu took part :
http://www.humanite.fr/zero-en-maths-mais-ou-est-donc-le-probleme-629828

Recruitment of an assistant professor as from 1 September 2017

The computer science department of the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris will recruit an assistant professor ( maître de conférence -sections 26 et 27 du CNU) as from 1 September 2017.
The recruited person will take part in the courses of the ENS diploma in computer sciences (levels L3 to M2 : diplome.di.ens.fr/English.html), in the supervision of our students and in some administrative tasks of the department.
Today, the main research fields of the the computer science department are learning and complex data, cryptology, security, synchronous systems, algorithms and analysis, the theory of communication networks, signal processing, verification of programs, databases and computer vision.
The selection is for an assistant professor (maître de conférence) who will be part of one of the ten research teams of the department.
Contact : direction[@]di[.]ens[.]fr
For more informations

In 2016

Francis Bach wins an ERC Consolidator Grant 2016 !

More information

Security and Computer science: Myths and Realities. Colloquium of the CNRS on 8 and 9 December 2016.

Programme and videos of the colloquium
Video of David Naccache 's presentation: De la puce au cloud, comment fonctionne l’expertise judiciaire ?
Video of David Pointcheval's presentation: Quelle sécurité pour le cloud ?

Article in "Liberation" about the progress of artificial intelligence and computer vision

http://www.liberation.fr/futurs/2016/12/09/56kast-91-les-progres-de-l-intelligence-et-de-la-vision-artificielles_1533680
Vidéo of the interview Jean Ponce : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UgH8_J2ugU

ACM SWERC programming contest

A group of computer science students took part in the Southwestern European Regional Programming Contest
(integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) in Porto (Portugal) on November 19th and 20th, 2016. They won the 1st, 9th and 11th ranks and received gold and bronze medals.
More information about this contest : http://swerc.up.pt/2016/
Photo of our students who won the 1st place: 1stplace.jpg
They have qualified to take part in the final international contest which will be held in May 2017: https://icpc.baylor.edu/
More photos will pe published here soon.
As from 2017, the computer science department will co-organize the ACM SWERC contest which will take place in Paris.
All our congratulations to the champions as well as to all ENS Ulm's participants and organizers.

Marc Pouzet wins "Innovation Inria – Académie des sciences – Dassault Systèmes" prize

https://www.inria.fr/actualite/actualites-inria/palmares-des-prix-inria-2016 https://www.inria.fr/institut/inria-en-bref/prix-inria/laureats-2016/marc-pouzet-prix-de-l-innovation

Computer vision receives the "Longuet-Higgins" prize

The article "Beyond Bags of Features : Spatial Pyramid Matching for Recognizing Natural Scene Categories" written by Svetlana Lazebnik, Cordelia Schmid and Jean Ponce has received the "Longuet-Higgins" prize during the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference for its impact on this research field during the last 10 years:
http://www.cnrs.fr/ins2i/spip.php?article2183

Computer security : short lessons in cryptology

David Naccache and Gérard Berry in the radio programme "Les Passeurs de science" :
http://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/les-passeurs-de-science-l-informatique/la-securite-informatique-petites-lecons-de

Course of cryptography at the university of Bamenda in Cameroon

In June 2016, Damien Vergnaud taught a course called "Randomness in Mathematical Cryptography" at the African mathematical school of the University of Bamenda in Cameroon.
http://httcbambili.com/AMS/index.php/courses-and-lecturers/

Prix Longuet-Higgins

Svetlana Lazebnik, Cordelia Schmid and Jean Ponce have received the 2016 Longuet-Higgins at CVPR'16 in Las Vegas for their article
"Beyond Bags of Features: Spatial Pyramid Matching for Recognizing Natural Scene Categories". In IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, volume II, pages 2169-2178, 2006:
http://www.di.ens.fr/willow/pdfs/cvpr06b.pdf
https://www.computer.org/web/tcpami/longuet-higgins-prize

Paris Crypto Day on Thursday 30 June 2016 at ENS Paris

https://pariscryptoday.github.io/

Article in "Pour la science" : Steinberg’s conjecture is false

An article in "Pour la science" mentions a recent result of a research obtained by the Talgo team of the ENS CS department :
http://www.pourlascience.fr/ewb_pages/a/actu-peut-on-colorier-une-carte-avec-trois-couleurs-la-conjecture-de-steinberg-invalidee-37006.php
http://aperiodical.com/2016/04/steinbergs-conjecture-is-false/

Best Paper Award at Eurocrypt 2016 : Romain Gay and Hoeteck Wee,

together with Dennis Hofheinz and Eike Kiltz, received the Best Paper Award at Eurocrypt for their work "Tightly CCA-Secure Encryption without Pairings".
http://www.cnrs.fr/ins2i/spip.php?article2085

Francis Bach on the list of the most influential 50 computer science authors

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/who-s-michael-jordan-computer-science-new-tool-ranks-researchers-influence
http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/documents/Top-50_authors.pdf

Apple and the FBI : «An encryption system with a trap door would be catastrophic». Interview of David Pointcheval in French magazine Pour la Science (mai 2016).

http://www.pourlascience.fr/ewb_pages/a/article-apple-fbi-chiffrement-trappe-36727.php#wFUUGYcRKBRVlhE0.99

Article on Télérama - a weekly French cultural and TV magazine- (April 2016) about some research projects of INRIA, among which that of the Willow team of the CS department whose aim is to make machines recognize objects:

http://www.telerama.fr/monde/trouver-le-calme-reconstituer-palmyre-ou-choisir-un-traitement-grace-a-l-ia,141131.php

"La cryptographie ou l'art du secret" ("Cryptography or the art of secrecy"), 13 March 2016 at 11.00 at the théâtre La Reine Blanche in Paris

David Pointcheval, CNRS research director, deputy head of the computer science department of Ecole Normale Supérieure (DI ENS) in Paris will give a talk called "La cryptographie ou l'art du secret"("Cryptography or the art of secrecy") , Sunday 13 March 2016 at the théâtre La Reine Blanche in Paris.
http://www.cnrs.fr/CNRS-Hebdo/ParisB//lettre.php?numero=359#actu6842
http://www.reineblanche.com/events-calendar/

Article "Intelligence artificielle : ce que voient les machines" ("Artificial intelligence: what machines can see")

http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2016/01/08/intelligence-artificielle-ce-que-voient-les-machines_4843858_4408996.html
Published on the CNRS' scoop.it : http://sco.lt/91LXCz
Numérique au CNRS's insight: #DIENS #image #intelligenceartificielle

In 2015

ACM SWERC programming contest

A group of computer science students took part in the Southwestern European Regional Programming Contest
(integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) in Porto (Portugal) on November 21st and 22nd, 2015. They won the 3rd, 5th and 8th ranks and received gold, silver and bronze medals.
More information about this contest : http://swerc.up.pt/2015/
Photos of our teams : http://diplome.di.ens.fr/docs/PhotosConcoursACMSWERCnovembre2015.pdf

Marc Lelarge receives, with two other researchers, the prize 'Best Publication Award' from Applied Probability Society of INFORMS

More information: https://www.informs.org/Community/APS/APS-Awards-and-Nominations

Louis Mandel and Marc Pouzet receive the prize of the " most influential PPDP'05 paper "ReactiveML: a reactive extension to ML"

More information: http://costa.ls.fi.upm.es/ppdp15/

Emilie Kaufmann receives the "Jacques Neveu" PhD prize

Emilie Kaufmann, a postdoctoral researcher in the Dyogene team, receives the "Jacques Neveu" PhD prize.
More information: http://smai.emath.fr/spip.php?article359&lang=fr

Google Hash Code 2015

ENS students took part in the Google Hash Code 2015
They won the four first ranks (ENS Ulm 1, hackENS, What's in a name? et Les Autruches) and a jury prize (Les Autruches).
Results : https://sites.google.com/site/hashcode2015/results
Photo: http://diplome.di.ens.fr/docs/ENSGoogleParisHashCode2015.pdf

Friday 20 February : "internships and industry day"

Program

Tancrède Lepoint received the Gilles Kahn PhD Thesis Award 2014

Tancrède Lepoint defended his PhD Thesis in June 2014 at ENS and the University of Luxembourg, under the co-supervision of David Pointcheval and Jean-Sébastien Coron. This PhD Thesis entitled "Design and Implementation of Lattice-Based Cryptography" received the Gilles Kahn PhD Thesis Prize 2014, awarded on Wednesday February 4th, 2015 during the Société Informatique de France Meeting.

Professor position

The computer science department at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) has an opening for a tenured faculty position at the full professor level, with an anticipated starting date between February and September 2015.

With the evolution of modern computer science and the planned increase of the number of students in computer science at ENS, the computer science department will review its selection of courses. The new faculty will participate in shaping the new curriculum and will teach at the junior undergraduate through graduate levels (http://diplome.di.ens.fr). They will also participate in departmental responsibilities. The successful applicant will be expected to be able to teach in French after a transition period.

Research at the ENS computer science department is currently focused on statistical learning, cryptology, synchronous systems, theory and algorithms, communication networks, signal processing, program verification, and artificial vision. Four strategic “meta-areas” have been identified : complexity, big data, scientific computing, and computing in the real world. The majority of current research in the department can already be seen as being part of those meta-areas, but they suggest a board choice of new research areas, including for example but not exclusively: algorithmic game theory, databases, high-performance computing, natural languages, biocomputing and neuroscience, visualization, robotics, and the analysis of hybrid systems.

The application is open to all areas of computer science, including those already covered by the department, but priority will be given to a new research direction fitting within one of the four meta-areas.
Published on: https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/ListesPostesPublies/FIDIS/0753455Y/FOPC_0753455Y_4093.pdf

The document below (in French) lists all the required elements for the application, accordingly to the order of the October 7th, 2009: Tableau des pièces constitutives des dossiers de recrutement des enseignants-chercheurs

Conference dedicated to François Baccelli from 12 to 15 January 2015.

To celebrate François Baccelli's 60th birthday, a conference about stochastic networks and stochastic geometry.
More information and registrations via
http://www.di.ens.fr/~blaszczy/FB60/

In 2014

Vadim Lyubashevsky and Hoeteck Wee receive ERC Starting Grants

Vadim Lyubashevsky and Hoeteck Wee of the Cascade-Cryptography team each received an ERC Starting Grant in November 2014.
CNRS 's article about Vadim Lyubashevsky : http://www.cnrs.fr/ins2i/spip.php?article1199
CNRS 's article about Hoeteck Wee : http://www.cnrs.fr/ins2i/spip.php?article1193

ACM SWERC programming contest

A group of computer science students took part in the Southwestern European Regional Programming Contest
(integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) in Porto (Portugal) on November 22nd and 23rd, 2014. They won the 3rd, 8th and 16th ranks and received silver and bronze medals.
More information about this contest : http://swerc.eu/
Photos of our teams : http://diplome.di.ens.fr/docs/PhotosConcoursACMSWERCnovembre2014.pdf

Stéphane Mallat, elected at the "Académie des Sciences"

in "Statistics and datamasse" at the interface between sections of mathematics, and mechanical and computer sciences.
http://www.academie-sciences.fr/presse/communique/election_191114.pdf

François Baccelli wins "ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award"

http://www.sigmetrics.org/achievementaward-2014.shtml

Florian Simatos wins "ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award"

http://www.sigmetrics.org/risingstar-2014.shtml

David Naccache, appointed at the ''IUF'

David Naccache, has been appointed as senior member of " Institut Universitaire de France" for 5 years.
http://www.cnrs.fr/ins2i/spip.php?article939

Google Paris Hash Code 4 - 5 April

Computer science students and PhD students took part in the Google Paris # code
They won the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th ranks and a jury prize
Photos: http://diplome.di.ens.fr/PhotosGoogleParisHashCodeAvril2014.pdf

"Industry & Internship day " on Friday 14 March 2014.

Program

In 2013

Patrick and Radhia Cousot receive SIGPLAN Achievement award

Patrick and Radhia Cousot have received in 2013 the SIGPLAN Achievement award, for the invention, development, and application of abstract interpretation
http://www.sigplan.org/Awards/Achievement/Main

One of Louis Mandel and Marc Pouzet 's publications among the outstanding contributions of the past decade of the JFLA conferences.

ReactiveML, a language for reactive programming in ML. JFLA'05
was chosen by the program and steering committees of the JFLA conferences. (Journées Francophones des Langages Applicatifs ​​).
as one of the four outstanding contributions in the past decade of the articles published for the JFLA conferences.
Program of the 2014 JFLA conference.

ACM SWERC programming contest

A group of computer science students took part in the Southwestern European Regional Programming Contest
(integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) in Valencia (Spain) on November 16th and 17th, 2013. They won the 8th, 16th, 27th and 29th ranks and a team received silver medals
More information about this contest : http://swerc.eu/
Photos of our teams : http://diplome.di.ens.fr/PhotosConcoursACMSWERCnov2013.pdf

Stéphane MALLAT on the France Inter radio programme "La tête au carré"

Stéphane MALLAT, professor, head of the Data team, took part in the France Inter radio programme "La tête au carré" on Thursday 14 November 2013,
« Big Data et Fondamentales, le forum du CNRS », with Yann LECUN, professor at New York University.
http://www.franceinter.fr/emission-la-tete-au-carre-big-data-forum-fondamentales-du-cnrs
A seminar on this topic was given by Yann LeCun in the computer science department on Monday 18 November. Please see here.

David Pointcheval receives an ERC advanced grant

David Pointcheval, senior researcher and head of the Cascade-Cryptography team, has received an ERC (European Research Council) advanced grant for his CryptoCloud project.
http://www.cnrs.fr/ins2i/spip.php?article595

Josef Sivic receives an ERC starting grant

Josef Sivic, a researcher of the Willow team, has received an ERC (European Research Council) starting grant for his LEAP project
http://www.inria.fr/en/centre/paris-rocquencourt/news/josef-sivic-nominee-erc-2013

ENS/INRIA Visual Recognition and Machine Learning Summer School 22-26 July 2013

http://www.di.ens.fr/willow/events/cvml2013/

2nd places at the 2013 ECE Dictation

Damien Desfontaines won the second place at the 2013 ECE Dictation.
This event is under the patronage of Madame Geneviève Fioraso, Minister of Higher Education and Research and is supported among others by the Ministry of Culture and Communication - Delegation of the French language and the languages ​​of France, and by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) and the Conference of Directors of French Engineering Schools (CDEFI).
More information about the ECE dictation : http://dictee.ece.fr/
Photo of the prize winner : http://diplome.di.ens.fr/PhotoDicteeECE2013.pdf

"CNRS 2013 innovation medal" award

Stéphane Mallat is one of the three scientists who are awarded the "CNRS 2013 innovation medal".
This CNRS award is given to personalities whose outstanding research has led to significant innovations in various fields : technology, economics, medicine, society... The medals will be given to them on 12 June 2013 by Genevièce Fioraso, French minister of higher education and research.
http://www2.cnrs.fr/presse/communique/3037.htm
http://www.cnrs.fr/fr/recherche/prix/medaillesinnovation.htm

US patent for the PMVS multi-view stereo software

The PMVS multi-view stereo software developed by Jean Ponce and his former student Yasutaka Furukawa at ENS, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Washington, has been awarded a US patent (number 8,331,615). It is distributed under a GPL license, and available at http://www.di.ens.fr/pmvs/, and widely used worldwide, for example by the special effects company Industrial, Light and Magic, and by Google in Google Map products.


In 2012

ACM SWERC programming contest

A group of computer science students took part in the Southwestern European Regional Programming Contest
(integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) in Valencia (Spain) on November 17th and 18th, 2012. They won the 4th, 6th and 13th ranks and received gold and silver medals
More information about this contest : http://swerc.eu/
Photos of our teams : http://diplome.di.ens.fr/PhotosConcoursACMSWERCnov2012.pdf

"Industry & Internship Week" from 12 to 16 November in UV room.

Companies will present their scientific challenges and internship offers in France and abroad (China, USA, Singapore)
- Monday 12 November: 19.30 CEA 20.15 Trusted Logic
- Tuesday 13 November : 19.30 Altis Semiconductor 20.15 ARX Arcéo
- Wednesday 14 November : 19.30 SAFRAN Morpho 20.15 Alcatel-Lucent
- Thursday 15 November: 17.45 Provenrun 19.30 Technicolor 20.15 ANSSI
- Friday 16 November : 19.30 EADS Astrium 20.15 HuaWei

Cryptography on France Culture radio station Thursday 8 November 14.00

David Naccache of the computer science department will explain the recent evolutions of cryptography
http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-la-marche-des-sciences-percer-le-mystere-des-codes-secrets-2012-11-08

ERC advanced grants 2012

We are pleased to congratulate Stéphane Mallat (ENS professor) and Léon Bottou ( research director at Inria), newly arrived at the ENS computer science department, for obtaining "ERC advanced grants 2012".

Arrival of Stéphane Mallat

We are pleased to welcome Stéphane Mallat as a computer science Professor and head of a signal processing team, at ENS, as from 1 September 2012.
Stéphane Mallat was Professor at the Courant Institute at New York University, then Professor at Ecole Polytechnique.

Math+X chair of the Simons foundation

François Baccelli, head of the TREC team, obtains the Simons foundation Math+X chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
More information:
http://www.inria.fr/centre/paris-rocquencourt/actualites/chaire-math-x-2012-de-la-fondation-simons
https://simonsfoundation.org/funded-programs/math-x

Inria Young Researcher award

Francis Bach, researcher and head of the Sierra team, wins the 2012 Inria Inria Young Researcher award.
More information: http://www.inria.fr/institut/inria-en-bref/prix-inria/laureats-2012/jeune-chercheur

ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award

Marc Lelarge, a reseacher in the TREC team, wins the 2012 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award.
More information: http://www.sigmetrics.org/risingstar-2012.shtml

Arrival of Claire Mathieu

We are pleased to welcome Claire Mathieu who has been appointed senior researcher at CNRS and head of the Talgo team after being researcher at CNRS, professor at the Ecole Polytechnique and at Brown University, USA.

Appointment to the Institut universitaire de France

Jean Ponce has been appointed as senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France for 5 years as from 1 October 2012.

Recruitment of a contractual faculty member

Applications are to be made from 17 April to 15 May 2012
More information : http://www.ens.fr/spip.php?article1379

2nd and 3rd places at the 2012 ECE Dictation

Antoine Amarilli and Damien Desfontaines won the second and third places at the 2012 ECE Dictation,
event supported among others by the Ministry of Culture and Communication - Delegation of the French language and the languages ​​of France, and by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) and the Conference of Directors of French Engineering Schools (CDEFI).
More information about the ECE dictation : http://dictee.ece.fr/
Photos of our students : http://diplome.di.ens.fr/PhotoDicteeECE2012.pdf


In 2011

Julien Mairal, a former PhD student in the Willow team, wins several PhD thesis prizes

Julien Mairal, a former PhD student of Jean Ponce and Francis Bach in the Willow team, wins for his PhD thesis
about "Sparse coding for machine learning, image processing and computer vision",
http://www.di.ens.fr/~mairal/resources/pdf/phd_thesis.pdf :

- Best Thesis 2011 Prize of Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies of the EADS foundation.
http://www.fondation.eads.net/en/2011-best-thesis-prize-winners
- runner-up for the 2011 Gilles-Kahn prize (computer science). Prize awarded by Specif (society of computer science researchers and teachers of France) and supervised by the Académie des Sciences.
http://www.specif.org/prix-these/historique.html
- the 2010 PhD thesis prize from AFRIF (pattern recognition)
http://www.afrif.asso.fr/node/12

ACM programming contest

A group of computer science and physics students took part in the Southwestern European Regional Programming Contest
(integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) in Madrid on November 19th and 20th, 2011. They won the 5th, 8th and 14th ranks and they received 2 silver medals
More information about this contest : http://swerc.eu/
Photos of our teams : http://diplome.di.ens.fr/PhotosConcoursACMSWERCnov2011.pdf

Xavier Rival obtains an ERC grant

Xavier Rival, a young researcher of the Abstraction team, obtains an ERC (European Research Council) grant.
More information: http://www.inria.fr/centre/paris-rocquencourt/actualites/xavier-rival-laureat-erc-2011

New chair of the Computer science department

As from 1 September 2011, Jean Ponce replaces Jean Vuillemin and becomes chair of the computer science department.

ENS/INRIA Computer science summer school

Visual Recognition and Machine Learning Summer school at ENS Paris 25 -29 July 2011. More information : http://www.di.ens.fr/willow/events/cvml2011/

Scientific board of the Computer science department

The scientific board of the Computer science department met on 11 and 12 May 2011.
More information : http://www.di.ens.fr/ConseilScientifique.html.en

Death of Philippe Flajolet

“It is with deep sadness that I have learnt of Philippe Flagolet ‘s death. Like many others here, I have lost both a master and a friend.”
Jean Vuillemin - 22 March 2011.
A book of tribute has been opened by INRIA for Philippe Flajolet : http://blog.inria.fr/hommage/philippeflajolet/2011/03/disparition-brutale-dune-figure-scientifique/

Sylvain Arlot has been awarded the price 'Marie-Jeanne Laurent-Duhamel' 2011 from the French Statistical Society

(price awarded for the Ph.D. dissertation of a French-speaking statistician; in 2011, the price is awarded to a fundamental research work):
http://www.sfds.asso.fr/110-Le_Prix_Marie-Jeanne_Laurent-Duhamel
The award will be given to him during the 43rd "Journees de Statistiques" which will take place in Tunis, Tunisia, 23-27 May 2011: http://jds2011.tn.refer.org/index.htm
More information on the Ph.D. dissertation: http://www.di.ens.fr/~arlot/phd/these.htm

January 1st, 2011 - Creation of SIERRA, a new team on machine learning

The new INRIA/CNRS/ENS team is headed by Francis Bach, and will focus on theoretical and algorithmic aspects of machine learning, in collaboration with other fields such as computer vision (in particular with the WILLOW team), bioinformatics and audio processing.
http://www.di.ens.fr/sierra/

Lecture "Cours Peccot " at Collège de France

Sylvain Arlot will give in January 2011 one of the two "Cours Peccot" lectures at College de France, on "Model and estimator selection for statistical learning".

More information about the lecture : http://www.di.ens.fr/~arlot/peccot.htm


In 2010

Pierre-Alain Fouque 's defence of HDR thesis.

Pierre-Alain Fouque defended his HDR thesis on 10 December 2010 at 10.00 at ENS : " Some algebraic and statistical methods in Cryptanalysis" under the direction of Jacques Stern.

ACM programming contest

A group of students of the the computer science department took part in the Southwestern European Regional Programming Contest (integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) in Madrid on November 20th and November 21st, 2010. Their teams won the 5th and 6th ranks and they received silver medals.

More information about this contest at http://swerc.eu/

Former ENS student honored with the Windows Azure Partner Award by Microsoft

Lokad has been founded in 2008 by Joannes Vermorel, who entered the ENS in 2002 to join the Computer Science Department as a student. Lokad specializes in statistical forecasting of the demand. Lokad has just been honored with the title of Windows Azure Partner of the Year. Lokad was selected among 3000 companies competing for the awards in the World. The last French company to receive an equivalent award was Dassault Systèmes two years ago.

Computer science students meet Eric Rudder, Senior Vice-President of Microsoft

Sqwarea (http://www.sqwarea.com/ ) was the project taken over by 1st year computer science students at the ENS who were following the cloud computing course of Joannes Vermorel in 2010 (http://vermorel.com/) . This project included quite a few challenges, with a complex piece of algorithms to be implemented in the cloud. Students managed to brilliantly complete this project which is now live on the web thanks to the support of Microsoft France that has been generously offering to support all the cloud computing costs of this project. The project did not stay unnoticed, and Eric Rudder, Senior Vice-President of Microsoft met the Sqwarea students on May 25th to gain further insights in their work.

Arrival of Marc Pouzet and his team

It is a pleasure and honour to welcome in the computer science department at ENS, Marc Pouzet, Professor at UPMC.
Marc Pouzet is a well-known international expert in the field of "synchronous languages for embedded systems" and he will set-up a new team in that field.

2010 Best Tutorial Paper in communications

Mr François Baccelli with Mr Martin Haenggi, Mr Jeffrey G. Andrews, Mr Olivier Dousse and Mr Massimo Franceshetti have been selected winners of the 2010 Best Tutorial Paper (prize awarded to an outstanding tutorial paper published in any Communications society magazine or journal in the previous calendar year) for the paper :
"Stochastic Geometry and Random Graphs for the Analysis and Design of Wireless Networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 27, No. 7, September 2009, pp. 1029-1046.
More information : http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1649958#
The award will be presented to them during the ICC conference - International Conference on Communications – which will take place in Capetown, South Africa , 23-27 May 2010. http://www.ieee-icc.org/2010/

The 13th International Conference on Practice and Theory in Public Key Cryptography 2010 - PKC 2010 - will take place at ENS in May 26-28, 2010.

http://pkc2010.di.ens.fr/index.htm

Giuseppe Longo took part in the radio programme called "Place de la Toile" on France Culture on March 12, 2010:

http://sites.radiofrance.fr/chaines/france-culture2/emissions/place_toile/index.php

Recruitment of a "maître de conférences" in computer sciences at ENS.

Details to read at : http://www.di.ens.fr/DiensNews.html
Candidates are invited to contact the heads of the computer science teams : http://www.di.ens.fr/DiensTeams.html.en

Several members of TREC are among the organizers or the speakers of the programme ``Stochastic Processes in Communication Sciences''of the Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, held in Cambridge, UK, from 11 January - 2 July 2010

http://www.newton.ac.uk/programmes/SCS/index.html


In 2009

TREC co-edited a special issue of JSAC (IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications)

entitled ``Stochastic Geometry and Random Graphs for Wireless Networks''
http://www.jsac.ucsd.edu/TOC/2009/September09cover.pdf

Pierre Bremaud (DI/TREC) received the 2009 "Prix France Télécom'' of the French Academy of Science.

http://www.academie-sciences.fr/prix/pdf/laureat_Telecom.pdf

Willow and its research on computer vision

Willow and its research on computer vision are featured in the November 2009 issue of La Recherche, a monthly French language popular science magazine.

Here is the article : http://www-roc.inria.fr/cluster-willow/neva/webtest/la_recherche.pdf

ACM programming contest

A dozen of students of the computer science department took part in the Southwestern European Regional Programming Contest (integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) which was held in Madrid on October 31st and November 1st, 2009. They obtained the following results :
  • 2nd rank (gold medal) for a team.
  • 12th rank (bronze medal) for another team.
  • 15th and 16th ranks for two other teams.
More information about this contest at http://swerc.eu/swerc/index.php.

The team who obtained the 2nd rank is invited to take part in the world finals which will be held in Harbin (China) in the fisrt week of February 2010.

 
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