A winning team
EURECOM’s professors and researchers enjoy widespread recognition in the scientific community and their works are regularly honored :
1 - Ba-Hien TRAN, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis on October 13 at EURECOM, under the supervision of Professor Maurizio FILIPPONE, on the subject of "Advancing Bayesian Deep Learning: Sensible Priors and Accelerated Inference", was awarded first place in the "Prix EDITE 2023". He has just won first place in this competition before ten other candidates. Congratulations!
2 - Congratulations to Hava Chaptoukaev and her EURECOM co-authors (Michele Panariello, Bianca D’Alpaos, Nicholas Evans, Massimiliano Todisco, and Maria Zuluaga who have received the NeurIPS 2023 Scholar Award for their article entitled StressID: a Multimodal Dataset for StressIdentification (NeurIPS 2023, 37th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, 11-16 December 2023, New Orleans, USA)
3 - Best Paper Award in Industry Innovation: Fotios STAVROU and his co-authors have received a Best Paper Award in Industry Innovation for their article entitled "Digital twin-enabled service optimization sequence of actions for power equalization" during ACP 2023, Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, at The International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meetings (POEM 2023), 4-7 November 2023, Wuhan, China
4 - Congratulations to XIAO Fangqing, ZHAO Zilu and Dirk SLOCK who have received a Best Paper Award (Runner-up) for their article called "Power delay profile based ranging via approximate EM-ReVAMP" received during CAMAD 2023, IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, 6-8 November 2023, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
5 - Congratulations to Zilu ZHAO, Fangqing XIAO and Dirk SLOCK for receiving the Best Student Paper Award for their paper entitled "Approximate Message Passing for Not So Large niid Generalized Lineal Models" received during IEEE SPAWC 2023, 25-28 September 2023, Shanghai, China.
6 - Best Presentation Award for Florian KALTENBERGER and his co-authors for their article "First field trial results of hybrid positioning with dedicated 5G terrestrial and UAV-based non-terrestrial networks" presented during ION GNSS+ 2023 (September 11-15, 2023, Denver, USA).
7 - Congratulations to Derya MALAK and her co-authors for winning the Best Paper Award for their paper "Joint Optimization of Storage and Transmission via Coding Traffic Flows for Content Distribution", received during WiOpt 2023, 24-27 August 2023, Singapore.
8 - Congratulations to Nelida MIRABET, Doctoral student in the Digital Security Dept, who was one of the 11 finalists among a total of 39 video submissions for the 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) with her subject “Social media filters: Beautification for humans but a critical issue for AI”. In this edition of the contest, the quality has been exceptional! The 3MT finalists were invited to give their live presentation on Tuesday 5 September at EUSIPCO 2023
9 - Congrats to Elisa CHIAPPONI who won the Best Poster Award at the TMA Conference 2023. The poster is associated with a four pages paper entitled “Towards Detecting and Geolocalizing Web Scrapers with Round Trip Time Measurements”. (The TMA Conference 2023 is the 7th edition of the Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference, organized this year by the University of Naples, 26-29 June 2023).
11 - Congratulations to Youri PESKINE, Raphaël TRONCY and Paolo PAPOTTI who won the Best Paper Award at the Beyond Facts workshop (during the 3rd International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online Discourse Analysis, Collocated with The Web Conference 2023, 30 April – 4 May 2023, Austin, Texas, USA) for their paper entitled "Analyzing COVID-related social discourse on Twitter using emotion, sentiment, political bias, stance, veracity and conspiracy theories".
1 - Congratulations to Professor Marios KOUNTOURIS, who received in December the Médaille Blondel 2022 “for his contributions to the theory of communications and its applications to MIMO and heterogeneous wireless networks”. Each year, la Médaille Blondell crowns university or industrial scientists, French or foreign, for remarkable work contributing to the progress of Science and Electrical and Electronic Industries, and carried out with the same concern for thoroughness and rigor as those of André Blondel. This reward is materialized by the attribution of a silver medal stamped with the effigy of André Blondel. It is awarded by the SEE - Society for Electricity, Electronics and Information and Communication Technologies.
2 - Thomas SCHLEIDER from EURECOM's Data Science department received an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for his doctoral thesis entitled "Knowledge modeling and multilingual information extraction to understand the cultural heritage of silk" on September 30, 2022.
3 - Congratulations to Wanying GE and his co-authors (Hemlata TAK, Massimiliano TODISCO et Nicholas EVANS) who received a Best Paper Award for their paper "On The Potential of Jointly-Optimised Solutions to Spoofing Attack Detection and Automatic Speaker Verification" received during Iberspeech 2022 (14-16 November 2022, Granada, Spain).
4 - The DAGOBAH team (Jixiong LIU and Raphaël TRONCY) has received again the 1st prize for accuracy at the SemTab Challenge (Semantic Tabular Interpretation Challenge at ISWC 2022, 23-27 October 2022, Hangzhou, China) sponsored by IBM: https://sem-tab-challenge.github.io/2022/
5 - Congratulations to Prof. Raphaël TRONCY, Thibault EHRHART, Pasquale LISENA, Thomas SCHLEIDER and all their partners, who won The Grand Prix in the category of Innovation and Research for the SILKNOW Project. This Horizon 2020 project produced a computational system that goes beyond current technologies to improve our understanding and knowledge of Europe’s silk heritage.
6 - Congratulations to Prof. Derya MALAK for the Best Paper Award for her paper entitled “Throughput and Energy Tradeoffs for Retransmission-based Random Access Protocols” received during WIOPT 2022 (Torino, Italy, September 20-22, 2022)
7 - Congratulations to Professor Petros ELIA who has won "Proof of Concept Grants" for his project LIGHT (Cache-aided Folding for Reducing VoD Loads in Networks).This top-up funding recognizes the results of pioneering research. This is the 5th ERC funding awarded to EURECOM researchers.
8 - Congratulations to Prof. Maria A. ZULUAGA who has received the IEEE TMI (Transactions on Medical Imaging) Distinguished Reviewer - Gold Level 2020-2022 Award on August, 27th 2022. She has completed 26 reviews from August 2020 to August 2022
10 - Congrats to the student Lorenzo PISANO who received a Best Early Stage Poster Award for his poster called "Validating evacuation simulations for civilian evacuation planning" during BMW-EURECOM-TUM 2022, 8th Summer School on Frontiers in Machine Intelligence, July 4-9, 2022, Saint-Raphaël, France
11 - Sina MORADI, Ali NADAR and Professor Jérôme HARRI won the best poster award for "A control mechanism with an AI-based solution for safe autonomous driving in roundabouts" during BMW-EURECOM-TUM 2022, 8th Summer School on Frontiers in Machine Intelligence, July 4-9, 2022, Saint-Raphaël, France.
12 - Congratulations to Raphael TRUMPP (TUM), Harald Bayerlein BAYERLEIN (TUM) and Prof. David GESBERT for winning a Best Poster Award for their poster: Modeling Interactions of Autonomous Vehicles andPedestrians with Deep Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Collision Avoidance during BMW-EURECOM-TUM 2022, 8th Summer School on Frontiers in Machine Intelligence, July 4-9, 2022, Saint-Raphaël, France.
13 - Congratulations to Gilbert BADARO Mohammed SAEED, Paolo PAPOTTI and their co-authors for receiving a Best Demo Paper Award, during ACM SIGMOD PODS 2022 (12-17 June 2022, Philadelphia, PA, USA) for their article entitled "Pythia: Unsupervised Generation of Ambiguous Textual Claims from Relational Data" !
14 - Congratulations to Pasquale LISENA and Raphaël TRONCY for getting the Best Resources Paper Award received during ESWC 2022 (European Semantic Web Conference taking place at Hersonissos, Greece ; May 29- June 2, 2022) for their article "Capturing the semantics of smell: The Odeuropa data model for olfactory heritage information".
15 - Jonas WACKER, PhD student in the Data Sciences department, has been selected as a top-10% reviewer at the AISTATS 2022 virtual conference (The 25th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, March 28 - March 30, 2022).
1 - The Grand Prix IMT-Académie des sciences 2021 was awarded to Prof. David GESBERT for his exceptional scientific contributions in the field of the digital transformation of industry. His work draws up a major theme: the future of networks! The ceremony will be held on Thursday 25 November at 6.30 p.m. at the Académie des Sciences in Paris, and will be broadcast live on Youtube. Congratulations to David GESBERT for this prestigious award which makes EURECOM shine a little more!
2 - Congratulations to Prof. Davide BALZAROTTI and Mrs. Leyla BILGE (NortonLifeLock Research Group) who received a Best Paper Award for their paper When Malware Changed Its Mind: An Empirical Study of Variable Program Behaviors in the Real World. They reached the 1st Place in the 18th CSAW (Cybersecurity Games & Conference), category US-Canada Applied Research Competition.
3 - Congratulations to Simone ROSSI and Dimitrios MILIOS who both received a NeurIPS 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Award given to the top 8% of reviewers who were judged to be instrumental to the review process based on Area Chair and author feedback.
4 - Best System Award at the "SemTab: Semantic Web Challenge on Tabular Data to Knowledge Graph Matching“ for DAGOBAH Team: Viet-Phi Huynh, Jixiong Liu, Yoan Chabot, Frédéric Deuzé, Thomas Labbé, Pierre Monnin and Raphaël Troncy. iswc 21
5 - Best Paper Award for Thomas SCHLEIDER, Raphaël TRONCY, Thibault EHRHART (EURECOM) and their co-authors, for the article « Searching Silk Fabrics by Images Leveraging on Knowledge Graph and Domain Expert Rules » during SUMAC workshop 2021 (virtual event on 20 October 2021) Congrats to the all team!
6 - Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Refik MOLVA for his Outstanding Contribution Award at ESORICS 2021, European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, which was held virtually from October 4 to 8, 2021.
10 - Congratulations to Andreas Nautsch who received the FBTI Award from the FTBI (Fachbereichstag Informatik) on April, 19th 2021 for his thesis "Speaker Recognition in Unconstrained Environments". He had already received this Award for his bachelor & master theses.
11 - Paolo Papotti received on April 8, 2021 an "AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Award" (Honorable Mention) in the Database category. List from AMiner based on research results for people working in AI in the last decade. Congratulations!
12 - Congratulations to Maria Zuluaga who received the Distinguished Silver Level Reviewer from IEEE TMI (IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging) on February 21, 2021!
She has completed 22 reviews from 2018 through 2020 and contributed a lot to the medical imaging community!
13 - Congratulations to Enrico Palumbo, PhD student at EURECOM from 2016 to 2020, supervised by Prof. Raphaël TRONCY, who received the Best "PhD dissertation Award" from Politecnico di Torino for his PhD work called "Knowledge Graph Embeddings for Recommender Systems"!
1 - DAGOBAH system and team (Viet-Phi Huynh, Jixiong Liu, Yoan Chabot, Thomas Labbé, Pierre Monnin and Raphaël Troncy) won the 3rd prize in the SemTab Challenge of ISWC 2020 (19th International Semantic Web Conference, 1-6 November 2020, Athens, Greece, Virtual Conference). Congratulations to them!
2 - Congratulations to Mohammed Saeed, Paolo Papotti and their co-authors who won the Best Demo Paper Award at BDA 2020 (36ème Conférence sur la Gestion de Données – Principes, Technologies et Applications.) BDA 2020 is a conference that happens every year in France and gathers researchers of data science, database,... The conference accepts papers which were already accepted in other conferences (VLDB in this case).
3 - Massimiliano Todisco, Héctor Delgado, and Nicholas Evans, received a Best Paper Award for "Constant Q cepstral coefficients: A spoofing countermeasure for automatic speaker verification,” Computer Speech and Language, 2017. This paper will receive the ISCA Award for the best paper published in Computer Speech and Language in the quinquennium 2015-2019. The award will be announced and presented in the closing ceremonyof INTERSPEECH 2020 (October 29, 2020).
5 - Congratulations to Sebastian Poeplau and Aurélien Francillon who received a Distinguished Paper Award during USENIX 2020 for their paper "Symbolic execution with SYMCC:Don’t interpret, compile!".
6 - Congratulations to Marios Kountouris and his co-author who received an "IEEE Communication Society Young Author Best Paper Award 2020" for the article : “Cooperative Caching and Transmission Design in Cluster-Centric Small Cell Networks”
7 - Giovanni Camurati and Aurélien Francillon received a "Google Bughunter Program Honorable Mention" for a bug they reported through Google Bughunter program for the disclosure before publishing
8 - Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Google Faculty Research Awards! And more particully this year, there were two "Google Faculty Research Awards" from EURECOM among 917 proposals from ~50 countries and over 330 universities:
Category Security : Aurélien Francillon & Category Structured Data : Paolo Papotti !
1 - Congratulations to Mohamad Mansouri, Beyza Bozdemir, Melek Önen, and Orhan Ermis who received a Best Paper Award for their paper "PAC: Privacy-Preserving Arrhythmia Classification with Neural Networks" received during the FPS 2019 Conference (12th International Symposium on Foundations and Practice of Security) which took place in Toulouse, 5-7 November 2019.
2 - Congratulations to Christian Wellekens, Prof. Emeritus at EURECOM, who was named ISCA Fellow (International Speech Communication Association) at the 2019 Interspeech Conference, for his pioneering work on the use of automatic speech recognition neural networks.
3 - Congratulations to Raja Appuswamy (EURECOM) and his co-authors of the I3S laboratory who received a Best Student Paper Award for their paper "A biologically constrained encoding solution for long-term storage of images on synthetic DNA" received during the great EUSIPCO 2019 Conference (27th European Signal Processing Conference) which took place in Coruña from 2-6 September 2019.
4 - Congratulations to Prof. Paolo Papotti who received for the second time in a row, the Distinguished Reviewer Award at VLDB 2019 [45th International Conference on Very Large Databases, August 26-30, Los Angeles, USA]
Paolo Paotti has been distinguished for his fair, timely and informative criticism and for his constructive and effective involvement in the discussion of papers!
5 - Congratulations to Beyza Bozdemir, Melek Önen and Orhan Ermis who obtained a Best Poster Award for their paper entitled "Privacy preserving neural network classification: A hybrid solution" obtained during the Workshop PUT 2019 (Open Day for Privacy, Usability and Transparency), co-hosted with the 19th "Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium" which took place in Stockholm on July 15, 2019.
6 - Congratulations to Dimitrios Vasilopoulos, Melek Önen and Refik Molva who received a Best Student Paper Award for their paper "PORTOS: Proof of Data Reliability for Real-World Distributed Outsourced Storage", obtained at the SECRYPT 2019 conference (17th International Conference on Security and Cryptography) which took place in Lieusaint-Paris from 8 to 10 July 2019.
7 - Congratulations to Prof. Dirk Slock, of the Communication Systems Dept., who received an "Outstanding Reviewer Award" during the ICASSP 2019 Conference for "Maintaining the prestige of ICASSP 2019 through Outstanding Expert Reviews"! This 44th edition of the International Conference on Acoustics Conference (ICASSP) was held in Brighton, UK, between May 12-17, 2019.
8 - Congratulations to Placido Mursia, Italo Atzeni and David Gesbert of the Communication Systems Dept., who received a Best Paper Award, during the ICC 2019 Conference, for their paper entitled "D2D-Aided Multi-Antenna Multicasting". They received their prize on May 23rd, during the "Keynote Session" held in Shanghai, China.
1 - Congratulations to Raja APPUSWAMY and his co-authors who won a Best Paper Award for their article entitled "DNA Coding for Image Storage Using Image Compression Techniques". (CORESA 2018, 12-14 November 2018, Poitiers, France)
2 - Congratulations to Soumya Kanti DATTA who received an "Outstanding Service Award" from the Conference Committee of 1st IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet (IEEE ICII 2018) in appreciation for his service as Poster/Demo Chair. The conference was organized in Bellevue, WA, USA during 21-23 October 2018!
3- Congratulations to the EURECOM team composed of Jose Patino, Héctor Delgado and Nicholas Evans of the Dept. Digital Security and their co-authors of LIMSI, who have been on the podium three times for the Albayzin Evaluation: IberSpeech-RTVE 2018 Challenge (current edition of the Albayzin assessment series ongoing since 2006). The ALBAYZIN evaluation focuses on the multimedia analysis of the content of television programs provided by the Spanish Spanish Radio and Television Company (RTVE).
The results, published during the challenge that took place in Barcelona in November, are as follows:
- "Open-set diarization challenge" - 1st place
- "Close-set diarization challenge" - 2nd place
- "Multimodal diarization challenge" - 1st place
This is the second time this team has won, having already won the Albayzin 2016! The challenge was all the more difficult because there were 11 famous participants from Spain, France, United States, Cuba, Germany and the United Kingdom!
4 - Congratulations to Khawla Mallat and Jean-Luc Dugelay who received a Best Poster Award, during BIOSIG 2018, for their publication entitled "Multi-variation visible and thermal face database for cross-spectrum face recognition".
5 - Congratulations to Prof. Marc Dacier who received a RAID Outstanding Service Award for his 20 years of leadership and Commitment, fundamental for the creation and success of the RAID conference. RAID 2018 (21st International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses) took place in Heraklion, Greece during 10-12 September 2018.
6 - Congratulations to Prof. Paolo Papotti who received in August the Distinguished Reviewer Award for VLDB 2018 [44th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, 27-31 August, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]. Paolo was distinguished for providing fair, timely, informative reviews and for constructive, timely, and effective involvement in paper discussions !
7 - Congratulations to Olfa Ben Ahmed and Prof. Benoit HUET from the Data Science Department who won a CBMI 2018 Best Paper Award for their work on 'Deep Multimodal Features for Movie Genre and Interestingness Prediction'! The International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing took place from 4-6 September 2018 in La Rochelle, France.
8 - Congrats to Christo Kurisummoottil Thomas and Dirk Slock who obtained a Best Student Paper Award for their article "Deterministic annealing for hybrid beamforming design in multi-cell MU-MIMO systems" received at SPAWC 2018 (Kalamata, Greece).
9 - Congratulations to Irfan Khan and Jérôme Härri who received the Best Poster Award (3rd prize) for their paper: "Integration Challenges of Facilities-Layer DCC for Heterogeneous V2X Services" during the IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (IV), Changshu in China.
10 - Congratulations to Raj Patel, Jérôme Härri and Christian Bonnet who won a Best Poster Award at the MFTS 2018 (2nd Symposium on Future Road and Urban Traffic Systems), held in Ispra, Italy. Consult the poster: "Accounting for localization errors in a mixed-vehicle centralized control system".
11 - Congratulations to Enrico Palumbo and Raphaël Troncy, of the Data Science Department, who received a Best Poster Award for their paper "Knowledge graph embeddings with node2vec for item recommendation" during the 15th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018) held at Heraklion in Greece from June 3rd to 7th, 2018.
12 - The medal CNFRS URSI-France 2018, was awarded in March to Prof. Dirk Slock, under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, for his work in radioscience.
13 - The distinction "Fellow" IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) was awarded to Prof. Jean-Luc Dugelay in March 2018.
14 - EURECOM is twice rewarded with a TELECOM ParisTech thesis Award 2018
On March 23rd, 2018, following the Doctoral Graduation Ceremony, Télécom ParisTech submitted its thesis awards in order to distinguish three innovative PhDs: among these 3 award-winning PhD students, 2 came from EURECOM:
* 1st prize: Grigory Antipov: Deep learning for semantic description of visual human traits
* 3rd prize: Jingjing Zhang: Interplay between caching, feedback and topology in the wireless broadcast channel
A difficult choice for the jury as these presentations were very high quality!
Congratulations to our two doctors! https://www.telecom-paristech.fr/recherche/doctorat/prix-de-these.html
1 - Congratulations to Benoit Huet and his co-authors (Smith, Joshi, Josh, Dhiraj, Hsu, Winston, Cota, Jozef) who received a "Best Brave New Idea Award" for their paper "Harnessing AI for augmenting creativity" : Application to movie trailer creation" during the ACMMM 2017, 25th ACM Multimedia Conference, October 23-27, 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA.
2 - Olfa Ben Ahmed, Benoit Huet and Raphael Troncy won the "Best Demo Award" for their "NexGenTV: Providing Real-Time Insight during Political Debates in a Second Screen Application" poster during the 2017 ACMMM. See the poster
3 - Congratulations to the team consisting of Julien Plu, Raphaël Troncy, and Giuseppe Rizzo. They won for the 3rd time the Open Knowledge Extraction Challenge Award, with their paper entitled "ADEL @ OKE 2017: A generic method for indexing knowlege bases for entity linking" during the ESWC 2017 conference, 14th European Semantic Web Conference, Open Extraction Challenge, 28th May-1st June 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia.
4 - Antonio Bazco Nogueras (from the University of Zaragoza) has been awarded the "Best Master Thesis Award in High-speed Broadband Mobile Communications", funded by ORANGE. The thesis title was “Fundamental Limits of Cooperation with Imperfectly Shared State Information.”
5 - Congratulations to David Gesbert, from the Communication Systems Department for his Best Paper Award, obtained by the article: "Performance of mobile networks with UAVs: Can flying base stations substitute ultra-dense small cells?" Received on 17 May 2017 in Dresden, during EW 2017, 23rd European Wireless Conference. This article, written in collaboration with Zdenek Becvar of the CTU of prague, rewards the work on drones used in "Beyond 5G".
6 - Congratulations to Prof. Adlen Ksentini (and co-authors) ! He's been awarded the 2017 IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize for his paper : "Cache in the air: exploiting content caching and delivery techniques for 5G systems". More infos.
7 - Congratulations to Onur Catakoglu and Davide Balzarotti, of the Digital Security Department for their Best Paper Award, for their article "Attacks in the dark side of the web" received on April 4, 2017 in Marrakech during SAC 2017, 32nd Annual ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing.
1 - Congratulations to the team of Jose Patino, Héctor Delgado, Nicholas Evans and Xavier Anguera (ELSA, Corp), winners of the ALBAYZIN 2016 Speaker Diarization Evaluation Campaign Award. This award, sponsored by Cirrus Logic, was given during IberSpeech 2016 (23-25 November 2016, Lisbon, Portugal). The Albayzin evaluation campaigns are organized every two years by the Spanish Theological Network on Speech Technology (RTTH) and the ISCA Special Interest Group on Iberian Languages (IG-IL).
2 - Congratulations to Han Xiao, PhD CIFRE Orange, supervised by David Balzarotti, which received the ACM Europe Student Best Paper Award for his paper entitled "PhishEye: Live monitoring of sandboxed phishing kits" obtained during the CCS Conference 2016 (24 to 28 October 2016 in Vienna, Austria). This is the 11th award of the year 2016 for EURECOM!
3 - Gia Minh Hoang, a CIFRE PhD student, jointly supervised by Jérôme Härri and Denis Benoit (CEA), won the "Best Student Paper Award" at the Workshop WPNC 2016 (Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communications) (October 19-20, 2016, in Bremen, Germany) for his paper entitled "Cooperative localization in GNSS-aided VANETs with accurate IR-UWB Range measurements." Congratulations!
4 - Congratulations to Pietro Michiardi and his co-authors from three partner organizations, who have won the Best Paper Award for their paper "Access-time Aware Cache Algorithms" presented at the ITC2016 congress (28th International Teletraffic Congress) that was held from September 12 to 16 in Würzburg, Germany.
5 - Congratulations to Adlen Ksentini and his co-authors who received the Best Paper Award for their paper entitled "How accurate is the RACH procedure model in LTE and LTE - A" obtained during IWCMC 2016 [International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference]; September 5-9, 2016, Paphos, Cyprus.
6 - Sosina Mengistu GASHAW received a Best Poster Award of the BMW EURECOM-TUM summer school, for her poster: "Mixed traffic flow with 2-wheelers: Macroscopic modeling and analysis". The summer school is organized by the BMW Group Resarch and Technology, Technical University of Munich and EURECOM, from 18 to 23 July 2016 at Lake Tegernsee south of Munich, in Bavaria.
7 - Congratulations to Grigory Antipov and Jean-Luc Dugelay who won a double reward (Best Paper Award and 1st Place Award) for their paper "Apparent Age Estimation from Face Images Combining General and Children-Specialized Deep Learning Models" presented at the 29th edition of IEEE CVPR conference (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition). Their work in Deep Learning / Soft Biometrics brilliantly distinguished themselves during the most important conference on computer vision.
8- Congratulation to Florian Kaltenberger, Xiwen Jiang, and Dirk Slock who worked on the ADEL Fp7 project, and have won the Best Booth Award at EuCNC 2016 conference which took place in Athens in Greece, from June 27-30, 2016. It showed (amongst others) the first version of EURECOM's massive MIMO demonstrator, developed in collaboration with Huawei.
9 - Massimiliano Todisco, Hector Delgado and Nick Evans received the Best Paper Award for their paper "A new feature for automatic speaker verification anti-spoofing: Constant Q cepstral coefficients" presented during Odyssey 2016, which took place in Bilbao, Spain, from June 21-24, 2016. Congratulations to the whole team!
10 - Congratulations to Chiara Galdi (co-supervised by Jean-Luc Dugelay) who won the prize for the best thesis 2015/2016 of the Italian section of IEEE Biometrics. Her thesis dealt with the "Design and Development of multi-biometric systems".
11 - Congratulations to Martina Cardone (co-supervised by Raymond Knopp), who receives on March 25, 2016, the 2nd Prize of Telecom ParisTech Thesis : "Cooperation techniques applied to future cellular networks". The 2016 Télécom ParisTech Thesis Prize is sponsored by Keyrus.
12 - The team of Efstratios SYGKOUNAS, Giuseppe RIZZO and Raphaël TRONCY won for his paper "The SentiME system at the SSA challenge Task 1," the prize "Polarity Detection" awarded by the jury of the 2016 ESWC (European Semantic Web Conference) for the "Semantic Sentiment Analysis Challenge". The conference took place from May 29 to June 2, 2016 in Heraklion, Crete (Greece).
13 - Congratulations to Nikolaos Sapountzis who received a Best-in-Session Presentation Award in the INFOCOM 2016 conference (10-15 April 2016), for his paper "Optimal downlink and uplink use in combination Backhaul-limited HetNets" written with his co-authors (Spyropoulos, Thrasyvoulos; Nikaein, Navid; Salim, Umer).
Congratulations to Yongchao TIAN and his co-authors who received the Best Dataset Award for their paper "Dissecting ubuntuOne: Autopsy of a global-scale personal Cloud back-end" obtained during the IMC 2015 (ACM Internet Measurement Conference) which was held in Tokyo from 28-30 October 2015.
Soumya Kanti Datta and Christian Bonnet of the Mobile Communications Department, received the 3rd prize IEEE GCCE 2015 Excellent Paper Award, during the 4th "Global Conference on Consumer Electronics" which was held in Osaka from 27-30 October 2015, with their paper "IoT device management framework for smart home scenarios".
EURECOM won the First Prize of the Semantic Web Challenge for the second time!
Congratulations to Raphaël TRONCY, Assistant Professor in the Data Science Dept. and his team (Giuseppe Rizzo, Julien Plu, Ahmad Assaf, Jose Luis Redondo Garcia), who won the First Prize of the Semantic Web Challenge at ISWC 2015 (October 11-15, 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) sponsored by Elsevier with their project and application "3cixty @ Expo Milano 2015"! This is the most prestigious award for the Semantic Web community and EURECOM is now the only organization who has won it twice within its 10 years existence (in 2012 and in 2015).
Best Paper Award AND Best Poster Award at K-CAP 2015 (International Conference on Knowledge Capture), Palissades, NY, USA, 7-10 October 2015.
- Best Paper Award for "The Concentric Nature of News Semantic Snapshots" (Redondo Garcia, José Luis; Rizzo, Giuseppe; Troncy, Raphaël)
- Best Poster Award for "The 3cixty Knowledge Base for Expo Milano 2015: Enabling Visitors to Explore the City" (Rizzo Giuseppe; Corcho O., Troncy Raphaël; Plu, Julien; Hermida, Ballesteros Juan Carlos; Assaf Ahmad).
80 people attended the conference and 82 papers were submitted (acceptance rate: 29%, 34 papers accepted at all!
David Gesbert receives for the second time the Best Tutorial Paper Award!
David Gesbert, Professor and Head of the Mobile Communications Department at EURECOM, and his co-authors, received the "Best Tutorial Paper Award" from the prestigious IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY for his article "Multi-Cell MIMO Cooperative Networks: A New Look at interference", published in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 28, No. 9, December 2010, pp. 1380-1408. This award is given annually to an outstanding tutorial paper published in any Communications society magazine or journal in the previous 5 calendar years. The award will be presented on June 9 at the IEEE ICC 2015 conference in London, UK. Note that David Gesbert had already received this award in 2004 for his article "From Theory to Practice: An Overview of Space-Time Coded MIMO Wireless Systems".
Clémentine Maurice, Phd CIFRE EURECOM/Technicolor, and Aurélien Francillon, professor in the Networking and Security Department, and to their co-authors won a Best Paper Award for their article "C5: Cross-cores cachecovert channel", at DIMVA 2015 (12th International Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment), which took place in July 9-10 in Milano, Italy.
Congratulations to Julien PLU, Giuseppe RIZZO and Raphaël TRONCY ! They won the "Open Knowledge Extraction Challenge Award" for their article "A Hybrid Approach For Entity Recognition And Linking" at l'ESWC 2015, 12th European Semantic Web Conference, Open Extraction Challenge, Portoroz, Slovenia, May 31-June 4, 2015.
Ahmad Assaf, Raphaël Troncy and their co-author won a Best Paper Award for the article "Roomba: An extensible framework to validate and build dataset profiles" during the 2nd International Workshop on Dataset Profiling & Federated Search for Linked Data, PROFILES 2015 (Main conference ESWC15), 31 May-4 June 2015, Portoroz, Slovenia.
Quentin Jacquemart, Ernst Biersack and their co-authors won a Best Paper Award for their article "Investigating the nature of routing anomalies: closing in on subprefix hijacking attacks", during TMA 2015 (7th International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis), 23-24 April, Barcelona, Spain
2015 EURASIP Fellowship for Professor Slock
To recognize outstanding achievements in the broad field of Signal Processing, each year the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) elevates a select group of up to maximum four signal processing researchers to 'EURASIP Fellow', the Association's most prestigious honour.
In recognition of his many important contributions, the EURASIP Board of Directors (BoD) raised Professor Dirk Slock to the rank of Fellow. The proposed citation would read: “For contributions to adaptive filtering and signal processing for communications"
Professor Christian Bonnet, has received the "Best Paper Award" from IARIA for his article “The connectivity control framework: Enabling session continuity in multi-domain environments” written with Michelle Wetterwald, during MOBILITY 2014, 4th International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users, July 20-24, 2014, Paris, France.
Martina Cardone, doctoral student in the Mobile Communications Department supervised by Professors Raymond Knopp and Daniela Tuninetti, received in April 2014 the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for her work on relay-assisted mobile downlink channels. The goal of her research is to maximize system capacity through the use of relays in a communication channel.
The prize is awarded every year to the most innovative doctoral students throughout Europe and the United States. This year, 137 projects representing 18 schools were competing.
Xuran ZHAO, a former doctoral student from the Multimedia Communication Department of EURECOM, who defended his public thesis of Télécom ParisTech on October 24, 2013 on the topic “Multi-view Dimensionality Reduction for Multi-modal Biometrics” has been selected as one of the winner of the "Prix de Thèse de la Fondation Télécom". The Jury of the best theses composed of experts from the partner of the Fondation Télécom has awarded four theses. The prizegiving ceremony will take place on April 9, 2014 at BNP Paribas in Paris.
Jonas Zaddach received a Best Student Paper Award for his article « Implementation and Implications of a Stealth Hard-Drive Backdoor » coauthored with Davide Balzarotti and Aurélien Francillon during the international conference ACSAC 2013 (Annual Computer Security Applications Conference), 8 -12 December 2013, New Orleans, USA.
Xuran Zhao received a "best student paper" for his paper entitled "Unsupervised Multi-view Dimensionality Reduction with Application to Audio-Visual Speaker Retrieval" coauthored with Nicholas Evans and Jean-Luc Dugelay during the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (Guangzhou, China, November 18-21, 2013).
As one of 11 submissions, the LinkedTV submission lead by Mathilde Sahuguet and Benoit Huet obtained the second best result for the search task and achieved best for the hyperlinking task according to the final results which were made public at the MediaEval Workshop on October 18/19th in Barcelona, Spain (www.mediaeval.org). A « Distinctive Mention Award » was presented to Mathilde during the closing session of the workshop. Such results indicate that LinkedTV is currently providing one of the leading technologies for this task!
Babak Rahbarinia, Roberto Perdisci, Andrea Lanzi, Kang Li won a Best Paper Award for "PeerRush: Mining for Unwanted P2P Traffic" during the 10th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment, DIMVA 2013, 17-19 July 2013, Berlin, Germany.
Neslihan Kose won a "best student paper" during the conference FG 2013 "10th IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and gesture Recognition" Shanghai, China - April 22-26, 2013, for the paper "Countermeasure for the Protection of Face Recognition Systems Against Mask Attacks" coauthored with Jean-Luc Dugelay. For more informations
"Best AI Mashup Award" for Ahmad ASSAF, Cifre PhD for SAP, for the article "SNARC – A Semantic Social News Aggregator" coauthored with Aline Senart and Raphaël Troncy, during the "AI Mashup Challenge 2013 – CFP", Semantic and intelligent mashup competition, ESWC 2013, ESWC 2013, May 26-30, Montpellier. See the interview
Roman Couillet, a former student of EURECOM (class 2007), won the "médaille de bronze 2013 du CNRS" (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in the section "science of information and its interactions". This award is presented annually to young researchers (five to ten years after their PhD) working in France for their initial research. After his engineering degree, Romain Couillet prepared his PhD with SUPÉLEC which he graduated in November 2010. He is currently an assistant professor in the Telecommunication department of SUPÉLEC, France.
David Gesbert and his collaborators from the University of Texas at Austin, Supelec, and Huawei (Marios Kountouris, Robert W. Heath, Jr., Chan-Byoung Chae and Thomas Salzer) won in January 2013 the "2012 SPS Signal Processing Magazine Award" for the article entitled "Shifting the MIMO Paradigm". For more informations
EURECOM intern Jessica Conti won “Grand Prix de Stage de Recherche de l’Ecole Polytechnique”. Jessica Conti, a student at the prestigious L’Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, has been selected to receive the Grand Prix de Stage de Recherche de l’Ecole Polytechnique for the work she performed during his three-month spring internship at EURECOM. Jessica worked with research advisor Prof. JL Dugelay on “Database gained with Kinect and facial recognition”. The honorary award is given annually to six students who performed exceptional interdisciplinary work during their research internships.
Houda Khrouf, Vuk Milicic and Raphaël Troncy won a Semantic Web Challenge Award for "EventMedia Live : Exploring events connections in real-time to enhance content" presented at the Semantic Web Challenge, Open Track, of the 11th International Semantic Web Conference, Boston, USA, November 2012. For more informations
Gabriel Serme, Anderson Santana De Oliveira, Marco Guarnieriy and Paul El Khoury received a Best Paper Award for the paper "Towards assisted remediation of security vulnerabilities" during SECURWARE 2012, 6th International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies, August 19-24, 2012, Rome, Italy.
Andreea Picu, Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos and Theus Hossmann received a Best Paper Award for the paper "An Analysis of the Information Spreading Delay in Heterogeneous Mobility DTNs" Proceedings of IEEE WoWMoM 2012, IEEE, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 25-28, 2012.
Andreea Picu is an ETH Zurich student and she is currently visiting scientist in the Mobile Communications department of EURECOM.
Nesli Erdogmus and Jean-Luc Dugelay received a Best Paper Award for the paper "On Discriminative Properties of TPS Warping Parameters for 3D Face Recognition" at ICIEV 2012, IEEE/IAPR Int. Conf. on Informatics, Electronics & Vision, 18-19 May, 2012, Dhaka (India).
Carmelo Velardo and Jean-Luc Dugelay won a Best Student Research Demonstration Award for "Real Time Extraction of Body Soft Biometric for Telemedicine" during the GTTI Thematic Meeting on Multimedia Signal Processing 2012 at Courmayeur (Italy), March, 19-21.
Matthias Hernandez, EURECOM student of class of 2011, won "the 2011 best internship award" from the Fondation Télécom for his internship on "Face pose and expression estimation" done at the University of Southern California (USC), in the United States.
The HNPS Heterogeneous Networks for European Public Safety project represented by Navid Nikaein was awarded the CELTIC Excellence award 2012 in Bronze during the CELTIC-Plus Event 2012 in Stockholm, February 22. More informations
Wiem Taktak and Jean-Luc Dugelay received a Best Student Paper Award for the article "Digital Image Forensics: A 2-step approach for identifying source and detecting forgeries" during "2011 Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia" December 20-22, Sydney, Australia.
Jérôme Härri and Christian Bonnet received a Best Demo/Poster Award concerning the ITETRIS project "Modeling and Simulating ITS Applications with iTETRIS" during ACM MSWIM 2011, The 14th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, October 31- November 4, Miami Beach, FL, USA.
During the ISWC 2011 held in Bonn, EURECOM team (Houda Khrouf, Ghislain Atemezing, Giuseppe Rizzo, Raphaël Troncy & Thomas Steiner) received an award in the "Linked Data-a-Thon" challenge for the "Best Concept" for their web application".
Daniel Câmara, Christian Bonnet, Michelle Wetterwald and Navid Nikaein received a Best Paper Award for the article "Multicast and Virtual Road Side Units for Multi Technology Alert Messages Dissemination", during the First International Workshop on Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks for Public Safety Systems (IEEE), Valencia, Spain in October 2011.
Louis Plissonneau received a Best Student Poster Award during ITC 23 : 23rd International Teletraffic Congress, September 6-8, 2011, San Francisco, USA for the poster "Pytomo: A Tool for Analyzing Playback Quality of YouTube Videos".
Mehdi Khalfaoui, Kaoutar Elkhiyaoui and Refik Molva received a Best Paper Award for the article "Privacy Preserving Products Tracking in Clustered Supply Chain" during SENSORCOMM 2011, 5th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, August 21-27, Nice, France.
Antitza DANTCHEVA and Jean-Luc DUGELAY received a Best Presentation Award for «Female Facial Aesthetics based on Soft Biometrics and Photo-quality» during the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo - ICME 2011, July 11-15, Barcelona, Spain.
Arun Singh received a Best Student Paper Award during the IEEE conference on Signal Processing Advances in Communications in June 2011 (San Francisco, USA) for the paper "Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff for the non-separated Two-way Relay DF Channel" coauthored with Petros Elia, Kiran T. Gowda and David Gesbert.
Rizwan GHAFFAR received a Best Student Paper Award for the article coauthored with Umer SALIM, Irfan Ghauri and Raymond Knopp "Mixed CSIT DL channel : gains with interference aware receivers" during the 17th European Wireless Conference 2011, April 27-29, Vienna, Austria.
Valdrin Koshi, EURECOM student of class of 2010, won the "the 2010 best internship award" from the Telecom Foundation for his internship done at SAP Business Objects Innovation Center on: "Augmented reality and business intelligence on mobile devices". Assigned each year to outstanding students of the schools of Institut Telecom, this prize is awarded by the "Fondation Telecom".
Leyla Yumer Bilge won the Symantec Graduate Fellowship 2011. It's a very prestigious award that is assigned every year to outstanding PhD students. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value in information security. Only two or three students received every year. Previous winners were all from top university in the US and it is the first time that it is granted to a student in Europe.
Marco Balduzzi received a Best paper Award for the article coauthored with Davide Balzarotti and Engin Kirda "Automated discovery of parameter pollution vulnerabilities in web application" during NDSS'11, 8th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, 6-9 February 2011, San Diego, California, USA.
"Distinguished Achievement Award" from the Network of Excellence Newcom ++ has been attributed to Petros Elia, Professor of mobile communications for the excellence of its research as part of Newcom. This is a European network of excellence in the field of telecommunications, which together 37 universities and research institutes working on highly complex problems of telecommunications.
- The Blondel medal awarded to Jean-Luc DUGELAY. An award for a high-level researcher and professor in the Multimedia Communications Department at EURECOM.
The SEE (French Electricity, Electronics and Information and Communications Technologies Society) has awarded Jean-Luc DUGELAY professor the 2010 Blondel Medal for his outstanding work in biometrics, especially digital watermarking and facial analysis for criminal imaging.
The highest prize awarded by the SEE (French Electricity, Electronics and Information and Communications Technologies Society), the Blondel Medal recognises a researcher under 45 years old who has authored works or recorded exceptional achievements that have contributed to the advancement of science in Information and Communication Technology.
- Waël GUIBENE received a Best Student Paper Award for the article coauthored with Aawatif HAYAR "Joint time frequency spectrum sensing for cognitive radio" during the International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management - CogART in Roma (Italy) from 8 to 10 November 2010.
Erick AMADOR receveid a Best Paper Award for the paper coauthored with Raymond KNOPP and Renaud PACALET "Hybrid iteration control on LDPC decoders" during the Sixth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications - ICWMC 2010 - September 20-25, 2010 in Valencia, Spain.
- Judith REDI Post doctoral researcher at the Multimedia department received a "ASING Phd Thesis Award" from the University of Genova(Italy) in July 2010 for her contribution "Visual overall Quality assessment : a perception-driven framework based on Computational intelligence techniques".
- Nadia FAWAZ Postdoctoral Researcher at Research Laboratory of Electronics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded the DGA thesis 2008 price by the French ministry of Defense and the French Ministry of Higher Education in May 2010. She received her Ph.D. (2008) in Electrical Engineering from TELECOM ParisTech / EURECOM, majoring in Mobile Communications. Her research work was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Mérouane Debbah and Prof. David Gesbert, and was supported by a grant from the French Defense Body DGA.
- Van-Hau PHAM received a Best Paper Award for the paper coauthored with Marc DACIER "Honeypot traces forensics : the observation view point matters" during the 3rd International Conference on Network and System Security, October 19-21, 2009, Gold Cost, Australia.
- Christian WELLEKENS and members of the Divine project received a Best Paper Award for the paper "Automatic speech recognition and speech variability: A review" selected by The International Speech Communication Association during the conference Interspeech in Brighton (UK) 6 - 10 September 2009.
- Andrea LANZI received a Best Student Paper Award of the IEEE symposium on Security and Privacy from 17 to 20 May in Oakland, California, for his paper "Automatic Reverse Engineering of Malware Emulators".
- Alessandro SORNIOTTI received a Best Paper Award during the IFIP SEC 2009 - 24th International Information Security Conference - from 18 to 20 May in Pafos, Cyprus, for the paper coauthored with Refik MOLVA "A provably secure secret handshake with dynamic controlled matching".
- Nouha OUALHA and Yves ROUDIER received the Best Paper Award for the paper "A Game Theoretical Approach in Securing P2P Storage against Whitewashers" during the workshop COPS'09 (5th International Workshop on Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Systems) from June 29 to July 1st in Groningen in the Netherlands.
- Alessandro DUMINUCO received the Best Paper Aaward for the paper coauthored with Prof. Ernst BIERSACK "Hierarchical codes: how to make erasure codes attractive for peer-to-peer storage system" presented at P2P'08, 8th IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, September 8th-11th, 2008, Aachen, Germany.
- Eric GALMAR was elected in July 2008 "Student of the month" by K-Space. More informations
- Marco PALEARI received the Best Student Paper Award of the Sixth International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, CBMI'08 (18 - 20 June, London, UK) for his paper "Toward Emotion Indexing of Multimedia Excerpts" coauthored with Benoit HUET.
- Dr. Thorsten STRUFE was awarded on April, 18. 2008 with FFK Award for best theoretically oriented Ph.D. thesis at TU Ilmenau in 2007. The award is given on an annual basis by the Förder- und Freundeskreis der TU Ilmenau e.V. (Association of Friends and Supporters of TU Ilmenau, FFK).
The thesis is focused on the construction of network-efficient overlay topologies for live multimedia streaming, making them especially resilient towards both the failure of nodes and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.
- Alberto SUAREZ and Raul DE LACERDA with Samson LASAULCE (CNRS) and Merouane DEBBAH(Supelec) received the Best Student paper award goes to "Cross-system resource allocation based on random matrix theory" in the Second International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (October 23-25, 2007, Nantes, France), associated workshops on the 22 and 26, in technical cooperation with ACM Sigmetrics and ACM Sigsim.
- Nicolas BONNEAU and Merouane DEBBAH, Department Mobiles Communications, have been considered for the IEEE Globecom'07 - GS best paper award (26 - 30 November in Washington, DC, USA) for the paper « Constrained Stochastic Games in Wireless Networks » coauthored with Eitan Altman and Daniel Menasche (INRIA). Konstantin Avrachenkov (INRIA Sophia Antipolis) and Rachid El-Azouzi (LIA/CERI University of Avignon). Only two papers from General Symposium receive the award.