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L'année 2018 s'ouvre dans un contexte très dynamique, porteur et rempli de perspectives pour le Labex UCN@Sophia et ses partenaires.

Dans le cadre du 3e Programme d’investissements d’avenir (PIA3), le Labex UCN@Sophia a été un élément moteur du montage d'un dossier d'Ecole Universitaire de Recherche (EUR), ou Graduate School, sur la thématique "Digital Systems for Humans" (DS4H). Labellisée à l'automne pour une période de 10 ans, avec un budget de 12,8 M€, cette EUR porte un projet de formation, de recherche et d'innovation ambitieux à la croisée des STIC et des sciences sociales des systèmes numériques. DS4H définira une nouvelle offre de formation aux niveaux Master et Doctorat favorisant l'autonomie, l'acquisition de compétences multiples, l'ouverture sur les questions de recherche et l'innovation, avec le support de tous les partenaires d'Université Côte d'Azur (UNS, CNRS, Inria, Polytech Nice Sophia, SKEMA...) et en lien étroit avec les partenaires industriels régionaux. Ce programme deviendra un incubateur pour de nombreux projets de recherche et d'innovation dans ce secteur effervescent qui porte la société numérique.

La labellisation de l'EUR DS4H s'accompagne d'une prolongation du Labex UCN@Sophia, qui poursuivra ainsi son action très au-delà de la date initiale de fin 2019, jusqu'en 2027 ! Au cours de l'année passée, le Labex UCN@Sophia s'est intégré comme l'un des programmes d'excellence de l'IDEX UCAJEDI porté par la communauté d'établissements Université Côte d'Azur (UCA). Cette structuration du paysage de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche se poursuivra en 2018 avec le démarrage du programme EUR : les instances de gouvernance du Labex UCN@Sophia, de l'Académie "Réseaux, Information et Systèmes Numériques" de l'IDEX UCAJEDI et de l'EUR "Digital System for Humans" seront réunies en une seule entité avec une vision large des compétences et des opportunités au sein du territoire Nice Côte d'Azur.

Le Labex UCN@Sophia vous souhaite une très bonne année 2018 !

Plus d'information sur l'EUR DS4H

Une video pour comprendre comment fonctionne UCA et son articulation avec le Labex et l'EUR

 

News

 

MOMI 2018 - Le Monde des Mathématiques Industrielles Feb 26-27 - Inria Sophia - Kahn Building

The Labex sponsors this workshop which primary goal is to encourage young researchers to discover the link between the industrial world and applied mathematics and familiarize themselves with the opportunities it offers.  

Attending MOMI 2018 will provide/promote scientific discussions, job opportunities, networking, social event, and ECT credits.

This year's focus will be on the fields of Networks, Applied Mathematics and Machine Learning.  Three keynote speakers Don Towsley, Pr Carl Graham, and Mrs Nidhi Hegde are invited to provide insight into the aforementioned subjects and representatives from local industries will present their experiences on the "real world" mathematical problems that they deal with. 

Program : http://phd-seminars-sam.inria.fr/files/2017/12/Momi2018-program.pdf / Registration deadline : Feb 15th

Thesis Defense. Congratulations to Vincenzo Mastandrea who defended his Labex funded thesis "Analysis of synchronisation patterns in active objects based on behavioural types" on December, 15th.

RISE Academy second call for projects laureates Nine trans-disciplinary research projects have been selected to receive funding from the Academy Networks, Information, and Digital Society for the total amount of 340.000 euros. The projects fall within the scientific scope of the call for proposals and cover the following  research themes: multimedia and intelligent networks, dynamic signal processing, parallel algorithms optimisation, smart contracts, imaging genetics, reeducation robotics, IT modernization phenomenon etc...

Discover the laureates

Development of algorithms and prototypes for autonomous aerial wireless devices As part of his research program on autonomous decision-making wireless devices, the ERC Advanced project "PERFUME" (www.ercpefume.org) is developing a concept of so-called "autonomous aerial cellular relay robots".
These are custom-built aerial robots (a.k.a. UAV or micro-drones) which use machine learning algorithms designed in the context of PERFUME to self-optimize their parameters for improving overall radio network performance. An example lies in the optimization of their own position in 3D at all times based on selected radio measurements. At the radio-optimized positions, the autonomous AUV acts as a cellular relay which is capable of providing application-layer enhanced (LTE, 5G) connectivity to mobile users carrying off-the-shelf commercial terminals. The communication layers builds on algorithms leveraging the world's leading opensource implementation of cellular LTE (OpenAirInterface), developed at EURECOM's Communications Systems Department. PERFUME team recently unveiled a first video demonstrating such a real-life device in an initial single-UAV single-user scenario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI_lOsg_qmQ&t=1s. The Labex Scientific Advisory Board was impressed by a similar demo which has been performed during the scientific days held in November.

Meddays 2018 The 6th edition of the Meddays is on its way! ICT schools and universities of the Mediterranean basin (Italy, Spain, Greece, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Lebanon and Egypt) have proposed a few candidates selected for their excellent academic record. On March 1-3, during 3 days, the selected students will be invited to attend the presentations of the SophiaTech Campus, its Master curriculums, scientific teams and range of jobs/activities. Read more on: http://univ-cotedazur.fr/events/meddays

First UCA/RISE Academy/Labex joint call for scientific projects coming soon! Stay posted...

 

Labex's Partners News

 

PAPIoT : first prototypes PAPIoT stands for Position and Activity monitoring Platform based on IoT Technology. The PAPIoT project objective is the development of wearable device using IoT technologies to enable the monitoring of elderly people during their everyday activities. The first prototype device has been received and tested successfully with state-of-the-art performance on LoRa, GPS, WiFi and BLE technologies. The project is gathering one research lab (LEAT) and two companies (Abeeway and Nively). LEAT is designing innovative antenna for wearable application, Abeeway is providing a novel geolocation technology for IoT with Aided GPS and is fabricating the terminal. Nively is offering an Ubiquitous professional platform care for elderly. The first test in a real environment will be realized during march 2018.

Congrats to Abeeway and NFCOM who were part of the ever-increasing French Tech delegation to present their innovative projects at the famous Consumer Electronic Show from February 9th to 12th in Las Vegas.

 

Agenda
 

Jan 25 Mentor PF Conception Technical Seminar "Silicon Photonics opportunities and challenges : concept, applications, implementation" - Read more

Jan 25 Café Techno - L'histoire de la biométrie : d'Alphonse Bertillon à l'iPhone X - Antitza Dantcheva, Jean-Luc Dugelay - Learning Centre, Campus SophiaTech

Feb 12-14  Meddays 2018 - Read more

Feb 26-27 MOMI 2018 - Read more

May 31 Save the date for the first "Rendez-Vous UCA/Entreprises"

June 19-22 13th annual conference SoSE 2018 - Systems of systems engineering - Jussieu Campus, Paris - Read more

 

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