Sylvain Girard and Rémi Emonet, new members of the IUF

Sylvain Girard and Rémi Emonet, new members of the IUF

Sylvain Girard and Rémi Emonet have recently been appointed senior and junior members of the Institut Universitaire de France, respectively. This will take effect as of 1st October 2023, and for a period of 5 years.

Sylvain Girard, new senior member of the IUF

After obtaining his PhD in 2003, Sylvain Girard joined the Centre d’Energie Atomique - CEA - as an Engineer. He started his teaching and research career at the Jean Monnet University in 2012, as part of the Physics Department and member of the Hubert Curien Lab. His expertise lies in the development of optical materials, photonics and optoelectronics technologies for operations in radiation-rich environments. Whilst heading our MOPERE team, he coordinates the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree - EMJMD RADMEP, and is the local coordinator of the SWISSMODICS, MODATS, PHOTONHUB and RADNEXT collaborative European projects. Sylvain has authored or co-authored over 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has filed 6 patents. He is the recipient of the 2021 iXcore-iXlife-iXblue Foundation Research Award, recognising the exceptional quality of his scientific work.

Rémi Emonet, new junior member of the IUF

As member of our Data Intelligence team, Rémi is conducting research related to Machine Learning and Computer Vision with a particular emphasis on temporal aspects.  He joined the University Jean Monnet in 2013 as an Associate Professor, after completing a Ph.D in software architectures for intelligent environments at Inria and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Idiap Research Institute (EPFL) in Switzerland. Rémi is actively involved in teaching, both within our university and outside as a volunteer (see the Software Carpentry project ). His IUF project, titled "Optimal Transport for Structured Data, with Guarantees," focuses on the topics of optimal transport for transfer learning, with connections to diffusion models and their application in the field of laser-matter interaction physics.

Congratulations to both of them!

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Published on July 17, 2023