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Collaborative Grants

Beyond the Inria grants supporting research collaborations and researcher mobility, collaborations between Inria and California researchers have been supported by a number of prestigious grants fostering France-US collaborations.

France Berkeley Fund

  • SHRIMP: Smart Harbor Implementation: Steven Glaser, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and Thomas Watteyne,  EVA Inria Research Team, Inria Paris. 2016 Grant
  • Graph-NN: Computing and Manipulating Very Large Dynamic Graphs of Nearest Neighbors: Michael Franklin, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley and Laurent Amsaleg,  LINKMEDIA Inria Research Team, IRISA-CNRS, Université Rennes I, Rennes. 2015 Grant.
  • Invariant image representations and high dimensional sparse estimation for neurosciences: Prof. Bin Yu, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley and Julien Mairal, Inria Grenoble Rhône Alpes. 2014 Grant.
  • Optimal traffic flow management with GPS enabled smartphones: Prof. Alexandre Bayen, CITRIS & University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Paola Goatin, Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée. 2012 Grant.
  • Improving fMRI by using anatomical data to constrain functional models: Prof. Jack L. Gallant, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Bertrand Thirion, Inria Saclay Île de France. 2012 Grant.
  • Large-scale learning for image and video interpretation: Prof. Jitendra Malik, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Zaaid Harchaoui & Dr. Cordelia Schmid, Inria Grenoble Rhône Alpes. 2012 Grant.
  • Scalable hybrid solvers for large sparse linear systems of equations on petascale computing architectures: Dr. Esmond G. Ng, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Dr. Luc Giraud, Inria Bordeaux Sud Ouest. 2010 Grant.
  • Real-time simulation methods for interactive surgical simulation and planning: Prof. James F. O’Brien, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley and Prof. Marie-Paule Cani, Inria Grenoble Rhône Alpes. 2010 Grant.
  • Implementation and extensive performance evaluation of future standards for wireless sensor networks: Prof. Kristofer S. J. Pister, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and Prof. David Simplot-Ryl, Inria Lille Nord Europe. 2010 Grant.

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France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Inertial Sensors Based Analysis of Gait on Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy: Jessica Rose, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University and Christine Azevedo-Coste, DEMAR Inria Research Team/LIRMM, Montpellier, France. 2015-2016 Collaborative Research Grant.
  • Toward structurally characterizing protein-RNA interactions with kino-geometric sampling: Dr. Henry van den Bedem, Stanford Synchroton Radiation Lightsource, SLAC, and Dr Julie Bernauer, Inria Saclay-Îlede-France & Ecole Polytechnique. 2014-15 Collaborative Research Grant.
  • Diagnosis of lower back pain from CT images by combining computational topology: Prof. Susan Holmes, Statistics Department, Stanford University and Dr Xavier Pennec, Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée. 2013-14 Collaborative Research Grant.
  • The 4th International Conference on Engineering Frontiers in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: Prof. Jeff Feinstein, Stanford School of Medicine and Dr. Irene Vignon-Clementel, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt. 2013- 2014 Conference Grant.

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