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  • Research Teams

    Multidisciplinary Research

    Since 2010, the ISCD holds a central place for interdisciplinary research in scientific computing, data analysis and scientific visualisation at Sorbonne Université. Today, it integrates a few main and junior research projects from the three faculties: sciences, medicine and humanities, that share office space, administrative staff and computer resources.

    Main Team-Projects

    • Computational Methods for Biology
      Prof. A. Carbone (LQCB)

      In genomics and bioinformatics, algorithms are used to explore data and discover laws of evolution that affect genomes and molecules and that requires validation against experimental data. Bayesian analysis of many statistical models leads to massively parallel computation for which the next generation of computers is well suited. In integrative genomics analysis, multivariate models have to be implemented in ultra-high dimensional data and coupled with inferential algorithms that search over vast model spaces. As the size of the genomics data sets and the number of samples are constantly increasing, the mathematical computations as well as the computational complexity become exponentially more expensive.
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    • Mathematics for Computational Chemistry
      Prof. J.P. Piquemal (LCT), Prof. E. Cancès (Ecole des Ponts)

      The molecular Schrödinger equation which is associated with the molecular Hamiltonian involved in the computational chemistry programmes, has been scrutinised with the help of mathematicians and computer scientists and major breakthroughs have been achieved regarding theoretical as well as computational issues. Two Grand Challenges, i) Linear Scaling in Computational Chemistry and ii) Molecule Energy Approximation in Computational Chemistry, relate to computing at extreme scales and require multidisciplinary teams to develop the necessary models and programs for the next generation of supercomputers.
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    Junior Teams

    • Digital Archaeology
      Dr. E. Rosso (Rome et ses renaissances)

      This project is concerned by the use of data and computational methods for archaeological studies. Emerging technologies allow researchers to look at ancient objects in entirely new ways, to reveal hidden features or build and explore virtual models of heritage materials.
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    • Mathematical Models for Forensic Sciences
      Prof. Y. Maday (LJLL), Prof. P. Goudot (SCMF, AP-HP)

      Research conducted in this group relates to the use of mathematical models for facial reconstruction for enhancing the identification of deceased people when the skeletal remains is the sole information available. Digital methods allow to eliminate the subjectivity of reconstruction processes and to test different hypothesis and propose multiple instances of reconstruction.
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    • Scientific Visualisation
      Dr. J. Tierny (LiP6), Dr. P.A. Guihéneuf (IMJ)

      Computational disciplines, like bioinformatics, chemistry, scientific computing, data analysis, use extensively the visualisation engines (algorithms) for interpreting lab data and for training purposes. This group is concerned by the design of new theoretical concepts and computational methods for improving the understanding of the data being explored.
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    • Health Care, Personalized Medicine
      Prof. P.Y. Boëlle (H. Pitié Salpétrière), Prof. L. Mesnard (H. Tenon), Prof. F. Cornélis (H. Tenon)

      The future of health care is a system in which patient care is improved through the use of information on the patient’s data (genomes, images, signals, etc.). The group uses predictive tools to evaluate health risks, and to design personalized health plans to help patients mitigate risks, revent disease, and to treat it more accuratel when it occurs.
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    • Digital Humanities
      Prof. Alexandre Guilbaud (IMJ)

      When computing technologies cross the disciplines of the humanities, new ways of investigating words and texts, new kinds of teaching and research happen, in a dual relationship between the humanities and the digital. This group is interested in the study of translations, transpositions, adaptations to understand how the canons are formed.
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    International Relations

    Scientists associated with the ISCD have established numerous international collaborations worldwide. Moreover, institutional agreements have been set up between UPMC-Sorbonne Université and other universities, both in Europe and abroad; and, in most cases, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) have been signed.

    Transfer with Industry

    Since its creation, the ISCD has set up collaborative projects with the industry, especially with small or medium-size enterprises. Our research groups have produced relevant computational results and efficient software that are now transferred to industry through collaborations, joint projects and partnerships. In addition, the ISCD is actively participating in the Institut Carnot Smiles, which aims at developing new forms of collaborations between industry and academia.