INRIA, Microsoft open joint computing research centre in Orsay

10 Jan 2007 | Network Updates

INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science, and Microsoft Research formally opened a joint centre for computational science in Orsay, France. 

Microsoft and INRIA agreed to create the centre in 2005, and it's the second such computer-science partnership that the Redmond, Washington-based software company has formed with European  public researchers. The other is the Centre for Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Trento, Italy.

Microsoft said the INRIA centre's objectives are:

- To advance scientific knowledge in areas including life sciences, physical sciences, and environmental sciences
- To advance the state of the art in computational science and specifically in areas such as performance, security, and reliability
- To communicate and share the results of this research such that it benefits the broader scientific community.

Under the management of the INRIA Research Director, Jean-Jacques Lévy, the centre is controlled by a management committee made up of equal numbers of representatives from INRIA and Microsoft

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