Complementing the activities of the Center of Modeling, Simulations, and Interactions (SalaryI), this program aims to make the Côte d’Azur an internationally recognized center in data sciences.
This choice is supported by a deliberate strategy of building capacity in this area, both in terms of research and education.
This involves developing in parallel a high-level fundamental approach based on expertise in mathematics, algorithms, modeling, data mining, deep learning, etc. as well as a professional approach focused on skills directly applicable to a particular field. Over time, such professional knowledge will allow the topic of “data sciences” to be addressed in biology/medicine, earth and space sciences, and human and social sciences.
The first call for proposals was targeted towards biology and medicine.

Program objectives:

  1. In conjunction with the SalaryI, develop an internationally renowned center of expertise in data sciences.
  2. Structure this topic around three aspects: (i) professional skills to help researchers and respond to company needs, (ii) expertise in fundamental and theoretical research to develop new results and open innovative pathways, (iii) quality offerings for initial and continuing education.
  3. Develop complex databases, which are useful for both local and external researchers and will serve as an applied area for SalaryI Data Scientists.
  4. Especially, for 2017,
  5. Support the development of medical research on various health problems using a transdisciplinary approach structured around multi-level and multi-modal databases.
  6. Generate modeling and simulation tools adapted to exploit these databases in close cooperation with doctors and biologists; improve patient treatment and follow-up; use the data to both promote prevention and produce recommendations.

Comité d’animation :

  • Stéphane Descombes
  • Frédéric Precioso
  • Eric Guerci
  • Véronique Paquis
  • Pascal Barbry
Projects 2016/2018 Data sciences
Activity Year Project name Principal Investigator Partners Duration
IDEX BOARD ACTIONS Call for expressions of interest 2016 MEDICAL DATA CENTER V. Paquis/S.Descombes CHU/SalaryI 4 years
Thematic calls for proposals 2017 Radiological and Biological Biomarkers for Pulmonary Diseases Hervé Delingette Inria 3.5 years
Integration of and Learning from Biomedical Data Johan Montagnat I3S 4 years
International calls for proposals 2018 RESCOM 2018 Apprentissatge et feuille de donnée réseaux David Coudert INRIA 18 au 22 juin 2018
2017 CobCom Computational Mapping Winter School Workshop Rachid Deriche INRIA 20-24 Nov 2017
IDEX training programs Data Sciences MoDSU : maths stats, finance, and marketing Charles Bouveyron UCA Inria
Data Sciences ROCC (Networks and Connected Objects, from Sensors to the Cloud) Frédéric Mallet I3S
ACTIVITIES OF THE ACADEMIES OF EXCELLENCE ACADEMY 1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2017 ACADY (investigation of new, adaptive, distributed, and collaborative learning methods on very large graphs) Richard, Cédric Lagrange, I3S
HELP, objective: acquisition and implementation of a high-performance computational platform with low energy consumption (based on a matrix of graphics processing units (GPU) and low-consumption processors) dedicated to learning algorithms, especially deep neural networks. Michel Riveill I3S
2018 DeepText - Deep learning and Humanities corpora Damon Mayaffre BCL 2 years
ACADEMY 2 CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2018 Exploring and summarizing large scale functional data for prediction purpose with statistical learning tools (EXPLOFUN) Charles Bouveyron UCA LJAD/Inria 1 year
SNIF: Scientific Networks and IDEX Funding Patrick Musso GREDEG 3 year
ACADEMY 5 CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2017 Digital library / Representation and fantasies of the Mediterranean Philippe Père / Véronique Mérieux SCD / CMMC 2 years
2018 DeepText – Deep learning and Humanities corpora Damon Mayaffre BCL 2 years
ALDRAI – Administrative Law, Distant Reading, Artificial Intelligence Quiviger Pierre CRHI
HELP – Hardworking Energy – efficient Learning Platform Riveill Michel CRHI
HELP – Hardworking Energy – efficient Learning Platform Riveill Michel I3S
VERA – Video, Ethnotexts, and Associated Resources Georges Pierre-Aurélien BCL