Games On Web 2020

Games on Web 2020

Games on Web 2020” is the 2nd edition of a competition organized by CGI (IT systems and software consulting firm) in partnership with MIAGE, Polytech Sophia and IUT Nice Côte d’Azur. It consists in programming a retro Web game on an imposed theme with the Babylon.js library. This year’s theme is “The Place To Be”.

link: https://www.cgi.fr/fr-fr/event/games-on-web-2020

Also: presentation by Sebastien Vandenberghe, main developer of BabylonJS — amphi A1 Polytech site lucioles — February 12, 2020.

New team member: Emanuele Natale

Emanuele Natale

Welcome to our new team member: Emanuele Natale.

Emanuele Natale got his B.Sc. in Mathematics in 2011 and M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2013, from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2017 from Sapienza University of Rome under the supervision of Andrea Clementi and Riccardo Silvestri.
During his Ph.D. he was a visiting student at IRIF (LIAFA) in Paris, hosted by Pierre Fraigniaud, and at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing of U.C. Berkeley, hosted by Luca Trevisan.
During his graduate studies he has been awarded the Best PhD Paper in CS at Sapienza 2015 (ex-equo), the Best Student Paper at the European Symposium of Algorithms (2016), the Outstanding PhD Student of Year 2015-2016 Award of the CS PhD School of Sapienza (ex-equo), and the Best PhD Thesis Award by the Italian Chapter of EATCS (2017).
After his Ph.D. he joined Kurt Mehlhorn’s Algorithms and Complexity Department at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, and was again at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in 2018 as a holder of Simons Fellowship.
In January 2019, he started his position as a permanent CNRS researcher joining the I3S laboratory, as a member of the COATI team jointly with INRIA.

New team member: Alexandre Caminada

Alexandre Caminada

Welcome to our new team member: Alexandre Caminada.

Alexandre Caminada holds an engineering degree from ESIEA-Paris (1987), a M.Sc. in artificial intelligence from Paris XIII (1987) and a PhD in computer science from University of Montpellier (1993). He joined the National Center for Telecommunications Studies (CNET now Orange Labs) in 1993 to lead a European project and a research unit on mobile network optimization. In 2003, he joined University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) as a university Professor where he held several responsibilities: head of the optimization research team, director of the training department of computer engineers, then director of the training and pedagogy of the institution. In 2017, he became the director of engineering school Polytech Nice Sophia. In September 2018 he joined Université Nice – Sophia Antipolis as a university Professor and is now a member of COATI. He has already supervised 22 PhD theses and has published numerous scientific publications (see dblp and google scholar).