Maths in interactions

Quantum Engineering Grenoble - PhD Program 2017

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:10

"Quantum Engineering Grenoble" (QuEnG) is a three-year interdisciplinary PhD program funded by the Idex-UGA. It aims to foster high-level research at the interface between physics, mathematics, computer sciences, social sciences, humanities, or with industrial coaching.

10 PhD scholarships will be attributed on the following topics:

"When Numbers Fail Justice"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:51

The figures presented in legal cases are sometimes based on a misleading or ill-conceived use of mathematics. CNRS News asked the mathematician Leila Schneps (IMJ-PRG laboratory in Paris, France) to explain the phenomenon. "There are many ways to misuse mathematics, and not only through calculation errors. Very often, it is a matter of failing to understand the meaning of perfectly accurate mathematical results"... Read the full article on the CNRS News website.

CMLA Wins 2016 IARPA Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge

Submitted by Insmi on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 14:18

Carlo de Franchis, Gabriele Facciolo and Enric Meinhardt-Llopis, of the image processing group at CMLA (Centre de Mathématiques et de leurs applications | CNRS & ENS Cachan), win the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) sponsored challenge on 3D reconstruction from satellite images.

Graphs, texts and Statistics

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 17:41

Since the early works of Moreno in the 30s, graph's analysis has become an intensive area of research which is no longer limitated to sociology. Indeed, the presence of a large range of data on the form of graphs is available in our numeric world. Besides, impressive progress has been performed in the modelling and analysis of these data.

Permutation Tests : from Fisher's "Lady Tasting Tea Experiment" to the synchronisation detection in neuroscience

Submitted by Insmi on Sun, 11/27/2016 - 20:37
A cup of tea
Lady Tasting Tea Experiment

Random permutations have had a long history in statistic tests since Fisher, a century ago, investigated on whether a Lady could or could not determine which of the milk or the tea was first poured into the cup. The method of random permutations he developed yielded modern bootstrap approaches.

Mathematics for Europe - Report of the open consultation

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 15:06

An online consultation on mathematics was carried out from 29 January to 15 May 2016 by the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT). It seeked to inform the future Horizon2020 Work Programme (2018-19-20) with innovative mathematical content. Two facts motivated this request: today’s digital society depends on mathematics and algorithms; and there is a vast pool of mathematical talent in Europe.

A Study on University-Business Cooperation in Europe

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:03

The European Union launches a public consultation on the Cooperation between higher education institutions and public and private organisations in Europe.

This survey especially concerns mathematicians who have had experience of contractual cooperation with the business/industrial  world, or have been in charge of development programs.

Link to the website of the inquiry.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 17:26

The U.S. National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the French National Research Agency (ANR), and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) announced the release of the program solicitation for Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS; NSF 16-607).

The next deadline for proposals will be December 19, 2016.