The French Academy of Sciences awards three researchers from IP Paris laboratories
Stéphane Gaubert (Tropical project-team, shared by the Centre Inria de Saclay and the Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées-CMAP*) has developed methods linking tropical geometry, optimization, control and discrete-event dynamical systems to game theory. These are intended for both fundamental (linear programming, Smale's 9th problem) and applied fields (energy optimization, biological modeling, dimensioning of emergency call centers, etc.).
Véronique Lazarus (Institut des sciences de la mécanique et applications industrielles-IMSIA*), for her part, has established models enabling the precise quantification of certain complex three-dimensional aspects of crack geometry and their impact on fracture resistance. Her work sheds new light on the reliability of sensitive components - notably in the nuclear and aeronautical sectors - but also on the reduction of their carbon footprint.
Finally, Oana Goga (Inria CEDAR team, Laboratoire d'informatique de l'École Polytechnique - LIX*) has focused her work on how the use of social media and online advertising can have a negative impact on humans and society. In 2022, she was awarded a prestigious ERC Starting fellowship. In 2020, she also received the Honorable Mention Award (The Web Conference) and the CNIL-Inria Privacy Award. Oana Goga is also an expert for the European Commission. She is working on future regulations for digital platforms.
About the French Academy of Sciences awards
Every year, the French Academy of Sciences awards some 80 prizes to outstanding researchers of all ages, from all fields of science. Through these awards, and thanks to the generosity of private and public donors, the prestigious institution promotes French scientific life.