Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Labs

Inria Chile. From 2012 to 2015, Emmanuel Pietriga was the scientific leader of the Massive Data team at Inria Chile, working on projects in collaboration with the ALMA radio-telescope and the Millenium Institute of Astrophysics. He is now scientific advisor to Inria Chile's visualization projects, and is actively involved in the collaboration between Inria Chile and the LSST on the design and development of user interfaces for operations monitoring and control.

Inria International Partners

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA): contract, jointly with Inria Chile, on the design and implementation of user interfaces for telescope operations monitoring and control for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, under construction in the Atacama desert (Chile), started 2017. Participants: Emmanuel Pietriga (ILDA), Sebastian Fehlandt (Inria Chile), José Galaz (Inria Chile), Sebastian Pereira (Inria Chile), Grazia Prato (Inria Chile).

Informal International Partners

We have had multiple collaboration projects with Microsoft Research in Redmond, USA. Hugo Romat visited the EPIC team for three months, and this collaboration led to the following publications at CHI 2018 [75], CHI 2019 [22] and UIST 2019 [9]. Anastasia Bezerianos also continues working with that team on topics related to smartwatch interaction and visualization that appeared in TVCG 2019 (InfoVis 2018) [11].

Our long-term collaboration with University of Konstanz, Germany continues. After publications at TVCG/InfoVis in 2014 and 2018  [46], [47], Anastasia Bezerianos has co-authored a paper at Eurographics 2019 with these colleagues [18].

Finally, our ongoing collaboration with Northwestern University, USA continues. Anastasia Bezerianos and past PhD student Evanthia Dimara (PhD defended in 2017) have worked on publications in TVCG 2019 [12] [42].