Himalaya Jain receives the 2018 Ph.D. prize of the Fondation Rennes 1

The 2018 1er prix de thèse de la Fondation Rennes 1 in the area of Mathématiques, Sciences et Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication, was awarded to

Mr Himalaya Jain

for his Ph.D. titled : Learning compact representations for large scale image search

This thesis was conducted under the joint supervision of Rémi Gribonval, Directeur de recherche Inria at IRISA,  and Patrick Perez, Technicolor R & I, Rennes.

Congratulations to Himalaya !

Marwa Chafii receives the 2018 Ph.D. prize Signal, Image & Vision

The 2018 prix de thèse Signal, Image et Vision was jointly awarded  by the Club EEA, the GRETSI and the GdR ISIS to

Mrs Marwa Chafii

for her thesis entitle : Étude d’une nouvelle forme d’onde multiporteuses à PAPR réduit

This thesis was conducted within the IETR Lab at CentraleSupélec on the campus of Rennes,
under the supervision of Jacques Palicot, Professeur, CentraleSupélec, Rennes
and Rémi Gribonval, Directeur de recherche, Inria, Rennes.

Congratulations to Marwa !

Software release: Flexible Audio Source Separation Toolbox (FASST) version 2.2.1

We are pleased to announce a new release [2.2.1] of the Flexible Audio Source Separation Toolbox (FASST), available here: http://bass-db.gforge.inria.fr/fasst/

This release includes bug fixes and updates (easier deployment and use, new separation examples, updates related to third party libraries, IDE/compiler related updates).
A release note is available on the website for more details.
Please note that this release will be the last under QPL license. Future ones will be released under Inria license, remaining free for academic research purpose. For all other uses, you will be invited to contact Inria to discuss modalities for a commercial license. Those next releases will include CPU/RAM consumption improvements as well as block processing approaches.
In case you have any trouble and want to contact a human being, you can send an email to fasst-support@inria.fr.
We will do our best to answer quickly (we like feedback too).

Frédéric Bimbot becomes Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Speech Communication”

Speech Communication is a joint publication of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), covering various areas of speech communication science. Its primary objective is to provide thorough discussion and rapid dissemination of basic and applied research results. Approx. 300 manuscripts are handled per year, among which 30 % are published with an average review speed of 18 weeks.

L’équipe PANAMA d’Inria Rennes recrute un ou une ingénieur – développement Python-Matlab-C++

Information sur le poste à pourvoir et modalités de candidature : Ingénieur scientifique contractuel (H/F) / Développement Python-Matlab-C++

Luc Le Magoarou receives the Paul Caseau Ph.D. Award

EDF and the French Academy of Technology awarded the 2017 Paul Caseau Ph.D. prize to Luc Le Magoarou for his work on “Efficient Matrices for signal processing and machine learning” conducted at ’IRISA (PANAMA team) under the supervision of Rémi Gribonval.

Code release: FAuST 1.1 for Approximate Fast Graph Fourier Transforms.

FAµST is a toolbox useful to decompose a given dense matrix into a product of sparse matrices in order to reduce its computational complexity (both for storage and manipulation). Such matrices can be used to speed up iterative algorithms commonly used for solving high dimensional linear inverse problems.

This release (FAuST Matlab version 1.1) includes code to reproduce Graph Signal Processing experiments (Approximate Fast Graph Fourier Transforms) from the paper

  • Le Magoarou L., Gribonval R. and Tremblay N., “Approximate fast graph Fourier transforms via multi-layer sparse approximations”, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks,2017. <https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01416110>

Young Researcher Science & Music Award : call for participation

Applications to the seventh “Young Researcher Science & Music Award” can be sent from July, 31th to September, 15th. The award ceremony will take place during the “Journée Science et Musique“, on October, 14th, 2017. You will find the full call for participation below.

(Please note that applications must be sent in French, and that candidates should be able to deliver a 30 minute speech in French if selected.)

Download : JSM2017-PrixJeuneChercheur

Nicolas Keriven receives SPARS 2017 Best Student Paper Award

Nicolas Keriven has been awarded the Best Student Paper Award at SPARS 2017 for our two-pages abstract:

N. Keriven, R. Gribonval, G. Blanchard, Y. Traonmilin. Random Moments for Sketched Mixture Learning

Contratulations to Nicolas !

Luc Le Magoarou receives a special mention of the AFRIF2017 Ph.D. Award

AFRIF (the French Association for Shape Recognition and Interpretation) awarded a special mention of its annual Ph.D. prize to Luc Le Magoarou for his work on “Efficient Matrices for signal processing and machine learning” conducted at ’IRISA (PANAMA team) under the supervision of Rémi Gribonval. http://www.afrif.asso.fr/?page_id=54