In charge of implementing the UCAJEDI scientific policy. Most especially, the Research PD will supervise all activities developed in the five Academies of Excellence, ensuring that they follow a cohesive and relevant path of evolution. She will facilitate the building of bridges between them.
In charge of implementing the UCAJEDI training policy. The training PD and her brief concern the development of a complete initial and continuing UCAJEDI training offer that reflects the transdisciplinarity of the Academies and the Center.
Stéphane NgoMaï (UNS), International Program Director
In charge of attractiveness abroad and UCAJEDI strategic partnership management policies. This PD’s brief will be to jointly structure the links between research, training and commercial development at the heart of a dense network of excellence players and ecosystems with an international dimension, via an ambitious strategy of alliances.
Gérard Giraudon (Inria), Innovation Program Director
In charge of implementing the UCAJEDI site and socio-economic partnerships policy. The Innovation PD’s main brief concerns contractual research, the creation of Start-ups, raising funds for research and commercialization, and structuring the territory around the three Reference Centers.
This approach, with a strong modeling component, calls for research methodologies in the site’s human sciences, giving it specificity and guaranteeing international visibility. By opening new research into major challenges such as new coordination modes, the construction of social networks, protection of individuals, access to information, data sharing and storage etc, the MSI will generate relevant models that will all serve as decision-making tools for innovation:
for competitiveness of cooperations and management of economic risk
for the economic opportunity that comes with applications for the utilization of data
for guiding complex processes, especially in terms of preventing risk to the territory.
The development and control of modeling and simulation tools are a major issue in many scientific disciplines, in responding to current and future challenges in research and technological innovation. To respond to this challenge, there is a need to develop a transdisciplinary scientific and technical environment, and through specific funding and dedicated human resources, to support the federating projects. This is how the Center of Modeling, Simulation and Interactions (MSI) strives to be a center for the exchange of ideas, situated on the Sophia Antipolis site. Moreover, its ambition is to play a structuring role in transdisciplinary exchange; it will provide a language common to the various disciplines, characteristic of UCAJEDI.
The Center of Modeling, Simulation and Interactions (MSI) will encourage the emergence of multidisciplinary project teams, and the performance of transdisciplinary work. It will address all aspects of modeling (theoretical studies of «toy» models; design and theory of models; model (i.e. computational) calculation capacity; implementation of realistic models; interactive and iterative approaches to models; construction of experimental models etc). It will also concern scientific computation, starting with mathematical and numerical analysis all the way to intensive computation as well as the issues facing display and interaction with the simulation processes.
It will aim to :
build high-level training programs (initial, advanced and ongoing) for modeling and scientific computation, as well as participation in the curriculum (hosting students in professionalizing projects) and the creation of mooCs and sPoCs (Small Private Online Courses)
create scientific moderation in the framework of topical workshops, encounters between UCA players in modeling, simulation, calculation and display
create a strong link with the local industrial base around modeling and digital simulation