Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Labs

The POLARIS team is involved in the JLESC (Joint Laboratory for Extreme-Scale Computing) with University of University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Argonne Nat. Lab and BSC.

Participation in Other International Programs

  • LICIA: The CNRS, Inria, the Universities of Grenoble, Grenoble INP, and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul have created the LICIA (Laboratoire International de Calcul intensif et d'Informatique Ambiante). LICIA's main research themes are high performance computing, language processing, information representation, interfaces and visualization as well as distributed systems. Jean-Marc Vincent is the director of the laboratory on the French side and visited Porto Alegre for three weeks in November 2018.

    More information can be found at http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/licia/.

  • GENE: Stochastic dynamics of large games and networks. This is a joint project (2018 - 2019) with Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (Matthieu Jonckheere), Universidad de la Republica Uruguay (Federico La Rocca), CNRS (Balakrishna Prabhu) and Universidad ORT Uruguay (Andrés Ferragut).

    Through the creation and consolidation of strong research and formation exchanges between Argentina, France and Uruguay, the GENE project will contribute to the fields of performance evaluation and control of communication networks, using tools of game theory, probability theory and control theory. Some of the challenges this project will address are: (1) Mean-field games and their application to load balancing and resource allocations, (2) Scaling limits for centralized and decentralized load balancing strategies and implementation of practical policies for web servers farms, (3) Information diffusion and communication protocols in large and distributed wireless networks.

  • LEARN: Learning algorithms for games and applications (2016-2018). POLARIS is a member of the Franco-Chilean collaboration network LEARN with CONICYT (the Chilean national research agency), formed under the ECOS-Sud framework. The main research themes of this network is the application of continuous optimization and game-theoretic learning methods to traffic routing and congestion control in data networks. Panayotis Mertikopoulos was an invited researcher at the University of Chile in October 2016.

    More information can be found at http://www.conicyt.cl/pci/2016/02/11/programa-ecos-conicyt-adjudica-proyectos-para-el-ano-2016.