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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Partners

AVIZ researchers collaborate with a number of international partners, including:

  • Google, Mountain View, USA

  • Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

  • Purdue University, USA

  • New York University, USA

  • University of Toronto, Canada

  • University of Calgary, Canada

  • University of British Columbia, Canada

  • City University London, UK,

  • University of Kent, UK

  • University of Konstanz, Germany

  • University of Magdeburg, Germany

  • University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • University of Granada, Spain

Collaboration with Google

AVIZ collaborates with Google on several projects, related to the Google Research Grant (see sec  7.1 ) and to evaluation methodology in information visualization [20] . Heidi Lam from Google spent 3 months at AVIZ to collaborate more closely.

Collaboration with Microsoft Research

AVIZ collaborates with several researchers from Microsoft Research Redmond, in particular on the topic of new interactions for information visualization [21] and brain connectivity visualization.

Collaboration with New-York University

Jean-Daniel Fekete collaborates with Claudio Silva and Juliana Freire from NYU-Poly on the VisTrails workflow system for visual analytics (http://www.vistrails.org ). Rémi Rampin, intern from the Univ. Paris-Sud Master in HCI, has spent one month at Orsay and 5 months at NYU-Poly to allow VisTrails to run Java-based applications and Toolkits. Rémi successfully connected the traditional Python-C implementation of VisTrails to the Java virtual machine using the JPype package. Jean-Daniel Fekete is not porting the Obvious Toolkit  [55] in this environment to integrate all its components [28] .