Author Archives: gabriel.stoltz

2024 Olympic Games: Sport and Science Teamed Up

Julien Guyon is invited to discuss with Rémi Carmignani, Brigitte Vinçon-Leite and Arthur Guillot-Le Goff how scientific innovations contribute to the development of athletic performance, to the creation of a better and fairer sporting environment, and to the creation of sustainable infrastructures for competitions. Watch the video here.

Gabriel Stoltz co-organizes the program “Materials Informatics” at IMSI, Chicago

The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI), located on the campus of the University of Chicago, hosts a program on “Data-Driven Materials Informatics” from March 4th to May 24th. Materials informatics is an emerging field defined by the use of simulation tools combined with methods from data sciences and machine learning to better understand materials properties and design innovative… Read more »

Arrival of Loucas Pillaud-Vivien at CERMICS

Loucas Pillaud-Vivien joined the Applied Probability team at CERMICS on January the 2nd 2024. His research focuses on understanding the high-dimensional stochastic dynamics underlying the optimization procedures inherent to modern machine learning algorithms. He obtained his PhD at ENS/Inria Paris in 2020 under the supervision of Francis Bach and did his postdoctoral work at EPFL with Nicolas Flammarion, and then… Read more »

Julien Guyon live on French TV to comment on football draws probabilities

On December 18, 2023, Julien Guyon was live on the French TV network La chaîne L’Équipe. In what might well be a TV world premiere, he commented on the draw probabilities of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League, and how they evolve during the draw. Due to the draw constraints and draw procedure, the probabilities are not easy… Read more »

Virginie Ehrlacher receives the “Young Female Scientist” Irène Joliot-Curie Prize

Virginie Ehrlacher received the 2023 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize in the “Young Female Scientist” category. Created in 2001 by the French Ministry of Research, the Irène Joliot-Curie Prize is designed to promote the role of women in research and technology in France. It highlights the exemplary careers of women in science who combine excellence and dynamism. It is awarded by the… Read more »

KIRO #7, the operations research hackathon of Ecole des Ponts

The 7th edition of KIRO was organized at Ecole des Ponts on Thursday 9th November. KIRO is a hackathon centering on techniques and applications of operations research. This unique event among the French Grandes Ecoles is organized each year by the operation research group at CERMICS (Axel Parmentier and his PhD students) together with the Club Informatique de l’École des Ponts,… Read more »

Workshop on Smart Energy and Stochastic Optimization

With the increase of renewables energies on one hand, and local production on the other, the landscape of energy is changing, requiring more and more to take uncertainty into account. That is why a new SESO workshop is organized at CERMICS from October 9th to October 13th, with a mix of PhD students, researchers and industrial participants. The workshop is… Read more »

CERMICS and IMAGINE coordinate the new volume of the journal “Transitions”

Tony Lelièvre (CERMICS) and David Picard (IMAGINE) have been invited to coordinate the third volume of the journal “Transitions” on “Models and data for the environment”. This volume includes many contributions from researchers working at CERMICS and IMAGINE, and more generally from scientists and engineers who use numerical methods in their everyday life to nourish their research on the ecological… Read more »

Fabian Glöckle co-author of CodeLlama, the new general audience AI of MetaAI

Meta AI just released Code Llama, a large language model dedicated to coding. This software is based on Llama 2, and is one of the most performant open source options currently available. It is in particular a direct competitor to ChatGPT and Bing AI to generate new codes, and/or explain or comment lines of code. Fabian Glöckle, PhD student at… Read more »