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Berkeley Inria Stanford 2011, the first workshop co-organized by CITRIS and Inria

The first workshop Berkeley-Inria-Stanford 2011 (BIS’11) is a joint workshop hosted by CITRIS, Berkeley Campus, on May 23-24, 2011 and co-organized by CITRIS and Inria in partnership with Berkeley and Stanford Universities. BIS’11 is the first workshop launched within the framework of the joint research program Inria@SiliconValley. The objectives of this workshop are two-fold: first, to present the current state of scientific collaborations and second to work on proposal for future ambitious joint projects.

  • Date: Monday & Tuesday, May 23 – 24, 2011
  • Location: The Banatao Institute@CITRIS Berkeley
    UC Berkeley, Sutardja Dai Hall, Auditorium, Level 3
  • Map/Directions: How to come
  • Organisers: Banatao Institute@CITRIS Berkeley and Inria

Partnership Program

Monday May 23

9:00-9:30am – OPENING SESSION

  • Computational Science and Engineering for Addressing Society Challenges
    Paul Wright – CITRIS Director
  • Inria Scientific Challenges for the Digital Society Abstract (pdf)
    Claude Kirchner – Executive Officer for Research and Technology Transfer for Innovation – Inria
  • Presentation of the program
    Malik Ghallab – Inria / CITRIS

9:30-10:30am – CONFERENCES

  • Communication Optimal Algorithms for Linear AlgebraAbstract (pdf)Presentation (pdf)
    Jim Demmel – UC Berkeley & Laura Grigori – Inria
  • Numerical Methods for Uncertainty Quantification and Prediction of High Reynolds Number FlowsAbstract (pdf)
    Pietro Marco Congedo – Inria & Charbel Farhat, Gianluca Iaccarino – Stanford University

10:30-11:00am – COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:15am – CONFERENCES

  • Scalable Hybrid Solvers for Large Sparse Linear Systems of Equations on Petascale Computing ArchitecturesAbstract (pdf)Presentation (pdf)
    Esmond Ng, Xiaoye Sherry Li – LBNL & Jean Roman – Inria
  • Designing an energy efficient climate supercomputer for the exascale eraAbstract (pdf)
    Leonid Oliker – LBNL

12:30-1:30pm – LUNCH – KEYNOTE TALK

  • Shankar Sastry, Dean of Engineering – UC Berkeley
    Session moderated by Jean-Paul Jacob, Special Advisor to CITRIS

2:00-3:30pm – CONFERENCES

  • Computational Methods for Blood FlowsAbstract (pdf)Presentation (pdf)
    Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau – Inria & Rashmi Raghu – Stanford University
  • Toward Smart-tuned Post-petascale Librairies and Methods –  Abstract (pdf)
    Leroy Anthony Drummond – LBNL & Serge Petiton – Inria
  • Current Challenges for Parallel Graph PartitioningAbstract (pdf)
    François Pellegrini- University of Bordeaux / Inria

3:30-4:00pm – COFFEE BREAK

4:00-5:30pm – CONFERENCES

  • Data Systems for Enabling Next Generation Scientific Insight
    Keith R. Jackson – LBNL
  • Availability in Large Distributed SystemsAbstract (pdf)
    Bruno Gaujal – Inria & David Anderson – UC Berkeley
  • Computer Virology: Self-modification and Dynamic Behavior Analysis Abstract (pdf)
    Jean-Yves Marion – Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine / Inria
  • Cognitive-radio inspired wireless research challengesAbstract (pdf)
    Anant Sahai – UC Berkeley & François Baccelli – Inria

Tuesday May 24

9:00-10:00am – CONFERENCES

  • Representational and Inferential Foundations for Possible Large-scale Information Extraction and Question-answering from the WebAbstract (pdf)
    Stuart Russell – UC Berkeley
  • Fast Statistical Analysis of Text Databases via Sparse Learning
    Laurent El Ghaoui – UC Berkeley

10:00-10:30amCOFFEE BREAK

10:30-12:00am CONFERENCES

  • Opinion Space: Using Dimensionality Reduction to Visualize Public Opinion and Crowdsource InsightsAbstract (pdf)
    Ken Goldberg – UC Berkeley
  • Topological and Geometrical Analysis of High-dimensional Data
    Jean-Daniel Boissonnat – INRIA & Leo Guibas – Stanford University
  • Data-driven 3D ModelingAbstract (pdf)
    Vladlen Koltun – Stanford University


  • Vision and strategy for tomorrow’s challenges
    Moderator: Hélène Kirchner, Head of International Affairs Department – Inria
    David Culler, UC Berkeley – Abstract (pdf)
    Pravin Varaiya, UC Berkeley – Abstract (pdf)
    Kimmen Sjölander, UC Berkeley – Abstract (pdf)
    Scott Klemmer, Stanford University – Abstract (pdf)
    Jean-Pierre Banâtre, Inria

1:30-3:00pm – CONFERENCES

  • Human Centered RoboticsAbstract (pdf)
    Oussama Khatib – Stanford University
  • Traffic Monitoring and Control Systems and Tools Abstract (pdf)
    Roberto Horowitz, Pravin Varaiya – UC Berkeley & Carlos Canudas de Wit – Inria
  • Geometric Coarse-grained Models and Knowledge-based Potentials for Biomolecular Structure EvaluationAbstract (pdf)
    Julie Bernauer – Inria & A. Sim, P. Minary – Stanford

3:00-3:30pm COFFEE BREAK

3:30-5:00pm CONFERENCES

  • Comm Apps: An Alternative to Facebook for Helping People Stay in Touch With Close Family and FriendsAbstract (pdf)
    Wendy McKay – Inria
  • Creating, Rendering and Interacting with Images based on the Study of PerceptionAbstract (pdf)Presentation (pdf)
    Maneesh Agrawala – UC Berkeley & Georges Drettakis – Inria
  • Recognizing Objects in ImagesAbstract (pdf)
    Jitendra Malik – UC Berkeley


  • Paul Wright – CITRIS & Claude Kirchner – Inria