Section: Other Grants and Activities
Competence Network on Wave Equations
Participants (outside the Magique-3D group):Abderrhamane Bendali (INSA Toulouse and CERFACS), Hervé Chauris (École des Mines de Paris), Olivier Lafitte (Université Paris 13), Serge Gratton (CERFACS), Jérôme Le Rousseau (Université Aix-Marseille I), Jean Roman (Scalapplix, INRIA Futurs, Bordeaux)
Magique-3D maintains active collaborations with Total . In the context of depth imaging and with the collaboration of Henri Calandra from Total , Magique-3D coordinates research activities dealing with the development of high-performance numerical methods for solving wave equations in complex media. This project involves French academic researchers in mathematics and in geophysics, and is funded by Total . The current partners of the network were selected during a kickoff meeting held in Pau in June 2006. The main areas of interest and research topics of the program are now defined and a draft proposal has been submitted in September 2006. In this context, two contracts have been initiated between Total and INRIA in the context of the Ph.D of C. BALDASSARI and M. GRIGOROSCUTA. In the same time, a Ph.D is funded by Total at Cerfacs with S. Gratton as advisor and the Ph.D student is supposed to work with A. BERNARDINI from Magique-3D during 2007.
The different partners plan to work jointly on topics dealing with solving wave equations. Funds from Total will be used to organize working groups and support Ph.D. and post-doctoral positions. Moreover, considering the main areas of interest and research topics of the program, links with ANR could be established and could provide an additional source of funding. To our knowledge, our network is the first in the French research community to establish links between industrial and academic researchers in the context of a long-term research program managed by an INRIA team.