Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Microsoft Research Cambridge
Our proposal Geometric Intelligence on Geometry Processing was selected by Microsoft Research Cambridge (in the frame of the Microsoft call for proposals tools for advancing science ). Aurélien Martinet did a post-doc on this theme. He studied the possibility of integrating automatic instanciation in high-performance visualization tools, and studied a variational approximation algorithm based on higher-order geometric primitives.
The Gocad software is developed in the context of a consortium that encloses more than forty universities and thirty oil and gas companies around the world. This software is dedicated to modeling and visualizing the underground. ALICE studies the mathematical aspects of geo-modeling, and develops efficient numerical algorithms to solve the underlying optimization problems. The cooperation is formalized by several co-advised Ph.D. thesis (Laurent CastaniÃ©, Luc Buatois, Thomas Viard), and courses on numerical optimization given by ALICE researchers in the school of geology. Guillaume Caumon (head of Gocad consortium) is an external collaborator of project-team ALICE.
ATI and NVidia
We have signed Non Disclosure Agreements with ATI and NVidia. We experiment their new APIs to implement high performance GPGPU computations, i.e., using the graphic board as a high-performance numerical computation engine (Luc Buatois).