Upcoming talks

Alexandra Silva

CoNeCo: Concurrency, Networks and Coinduction
May 16th, 2019

Laurence Calzone

Cancer network modelling: towards personalised medicine
June 13th, 2019

A series of monthly lectures, The Jacques Morgenstern Colloquium exhibits the most active, most promising research in the field of Information and Communication Science and Technology (ICST).

The lectures cover current research, new applications, as well as industrial and social challenges. The invited speakers are established senior experts of international stature in computer science, mathematics, and other fields where ICST plays a crucial role.

The colloquium is addressed to all researchers, engineers and students who want to better understand the future of IST. It is intended to create awareness and interest and to promote interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations.

The colloquium is named after Jacques Morgenstern, a professor of mathematics at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and one of the pioneers in algebraic complexity and computer algebra. He headed a joint team of CNRS, Inria and the University of Nice until he died tragically in 1994.

The colloquium is part of the training at Ecole Doctorale STIC.

Our recent speakers

Andrew Stuart – The Legacy of Rudolph Kalman
 

Andrew Stuart – The Legacy of Rudolph Kalman

March 28th, 2019 In 1960 Rudolph Kalman published what is arguably the first paper to develop a systematic, principled approach to the use of data to improve the predictive capability of mathematical models. As our ability to gather data grows at an enormous rate, the importance of this work continues to grow...
Anne Siegel – Reasoning over large-scale biological systems with heterogeneous and incomplete data
 

Anne Siegel – Reasoning over large-scale biological systems with heterogeneous and incomplete data

February 7th, 2019 Data produced by the domain of life sciences in the next decade are expected to be highly challenging. In addition to scalability issues which are shared with other applications domains, data produced in life sciences have very specific characteristics: multi-scale, incomplete, heterogeneous but somehow interdependent. This makes...
Rida Laraki – Majority judgment: a new voting method
 

Rida Laraki – Majority judgment: a new voting method

December 11th 2018 The traditional theory of social choice offers no acceptable solution to the problems of how to elect, to judge, or to rank. The classical model —transforming the “preference lists” of individuals into a “preference list” of society— is fundamentally flawed in both theory and practice. We propose...
Jean-François Cardoso – Les premiers photons : les saisir, les faire parler
 

Jean-François Cardoso – Les premiers photons : les saisir, les faire parler

6 novembre 2018 La collaboration “Planck” de l’Agence Spatiale Européenne a récemment publié une carte plein-ciel du rayonnement fossile cosmologique. Cette image est presque littéralement une “photo instantanée” de notre Univers aux premiers temps de sa formation, la plus vieille image du monde. Elle confirme avec éclat et approfondit la...
Vittorio Ferrari – Knowledge transfer and human-machine collaboration for training object class detectors
 

Vittorio Ferrari – Knowledge transfer and human-machine collaboration for training object class detectors

June 28th, 2018 (Polytech “Amphi Nord”, in building Templiers 2) Object class detection is a central area of computer vision. It requires recognizing and localizing all objects of predefined set of classes in an image. Detectors are usually trained under full supervision, which requires manually drawing object bounding-boxes in a...
Jacques Demongeot – Biological Networks Entropies: examples in neural, genetic and social networks
 

Jacques Demongeot – Biological Networks Entropies: examples in neural, genetic and social networks

May 24th, 2018 The networks used in biological applications at different scales (molecular, cellular and populational) are of different types, genetic, neuronal, and social, but they share the same dynamical concepts, the notion of interaction graph G(J) associated to their Jacobian matrix J, and also the concepts of frustrated nodes,...
Josselin Garnier – A l’écoute du bruit – L’imagerie par corrélations croisées
 

Josselin Garnier – A l’écoute du bruit – L’imagerie par corrélations croisées

20 mars 2018 Les techniques d’imagerie classiques utilisent des ondes pour sonder un milieu inconnu et sont employées pour des applications médicales (échographie) ou géophysiques (séismologie) par exemple. Ces ondes sont émises par des réseaux de sources et après propagation dans le milieu elles sont enregistrées par des réseaux de...
Nicolas Schabanel – Folding Turing is hard but feasible
 

Nicolas Schabanel – Folding Turing is hard but feasible

February 6th, 2018 We introduce and study the computational power of Oritatami, a theoretical model to explore greedy molecular folding, by which the molecule begins to fold before waiting the end of its production. This model is inspired by our recent experimental work demonstrating the construction of shapes at the nanoscale...