Xavier Pennec is now a MICCAI fellow

Xavier Pennec, one of our permanent researchers, has been elected as a MICCAI fellow this year for “pioneering theoretical contributions grounding the field of computational anatomy, shape statistics and medical image computing”. He is the second scientist from Asclepios being honored with this distinction, along with Nicholas Ayache.

From the The MICCAI website,

“MICCAI Society Fellowship was started in 2009 to recognize the contributions of senior members to the MICCAI community. Initially, 12 Fellows were elected in 2009, with a further 3 elected each year since.”

Congratulations, Xavier!

Nicholas Ayache’s 2017/9/2 radio interview

Nicholas Ayache, Asclepios-project team leader, was interviewed on French national radio station France Info in the Le pitch startup program.

The program was broadcasted on Saturday 2017/9/2 and is available (in french) through the media player below, or on the show’s official site, along with a text transcription.

inHEART, spin-off from Asclepios, incorporated in July

inHEART is a new spin-off from the Inria Asclepios team and the IHU Liryc that combines their expertise in cardiac electrophysiology and medical imaging to develop advanced solutions for heart rhythm disorders.

Sophie Giffard-Roisin wins best paper award at FIMH 2017


Asclepios was well represented at the Functionnal Imaging and Modelling of the Heart 2017 in Toronto with 4 accepted papers, 3 talks and 1 poster.

Sophie Giffard-Roisin even won best paper award in the electrophysiology category for her article Sparse Bayesian Non-linear Regression for Multiple Onsets Estimation in Non-invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology. Congratulations to her!

Second prize of the “My thesis in 180 seconds” competition for Nina Miolane


With only 3 minutes to present several years of specialized research to the general public, Nina Miolane was able to reach the 2nd place in the regional edition of the “Ma thèse en 180 secondes” competition.

Since 2014, “My thesis in 180 seconds” is a competition whose purpose is to improve communication skills of PhD students, with an emphasis on popular science.

Matthieu Lê receives the SGBM Research Award for his PhD Thesis

Congratulations to Matthieu Lê for yet another award.

On March 2017, the 28th, he received the Prix de thèse recherche (Research Award) from the Société française de Génie biologique et médical for his his thesis written under the direction of Nicholas Ayache and Hervé Delingette. At the MICCAI 2015 conference, he had already received the young scientist award.

He was interviewed (in French) concerning this award. A translation is available here.

Nina Miolane receives a l’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship for Women In Science

Congratulations to Nina Miolane who received a l’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship for Women In Science! She is working on “Geometric Statistics for Computational Anatomy” at Inria Asclepios team under the supervision of Xavier Pennec, in the associated team GeomStats in collaboration with Susan Holmes at Stanford University.

MICCAI Young Scientist Award – Matthieu Lê

Congratulations to Matthieu Lê who received a Young Scientist Award at the MICCAI conference, Munich, Germany, 2015 for his paper entitled “GPSSI: Gaussian Process for Sampling Segmentations of Images”, authored by Matthieu Lê, Jan Unkelbach, Nicholas Ayache, and Hervé Delingette.

PhD Defense Chloé Audigier

Chloé Audigier will defend her PhD Thesis entitled Computational Modeling of Radiofrequency Ablation for the Planning and Guidance of Abdominal Tumor Treatment at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, Room Amphi-Kahn Wednesday, 14th October 2015.

Congratulations to Dr. Rocío Cabrera-Lozoya!

Rocío Cabrera-Lozoya successfully defended her dissertation on “Radiofrequency Ablation Planning for Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment using Biophysical Modeling and Machine Learning Approaches” which can be found here . Congratulations from everyone!

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