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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria exploratory action


This project focuses on modelling a physical system from measurements on that system. How, starting from observations, to build a reliable model of the system dynamics? When multiple processes interact at different scales, how to obtain a significant model at each of these scales? The goal is to provide a model simple enough to bring some understanding of the system studied, but also a model elaborated enough to allow precise predictions. In order to do so, this project proposes to identify causally equivalent classes of system states, then model their evolution with a stochastic process. Renormalizing these equations is necessary in order to relate the scale of the continuum to that, arbitrary, at which data are acquired. Applications primarily concern natural sciences. PI: N. Brodu.

Participation in Other International Programs

IFCAM: Generalization for land cover identification. Geostat and the Indo-French Centre For Applied Mathematics

Land cover classification from satellite imagery is an important application for agriculture, environmental monitoring, tracking changes for emergency, etc. The typical methodology is to train a machine learning algorithm to recognize specified classes (urban, forest, fields, etc...) over regions of interest and classify new images when they become available. This proposal investigates how to use local context and how to best sample the data in order to provide the best generalization ability. Data will be sampled on reference locations and used for training and validation.

PIs: N. Brodu (Geostat) and D. Singh (IIT Roorkee).

Duration: 3 years. Starting 2018.