Simula and Inria join forces on two more Associate Teams

The addition of two new Associate Teams demonstrates the increasing level of collaboration between research groups at Simula and Inria, further strengthening the collaborative efforts within HPC and also expanding into Cryptography.

The Associate Team program is a prestigious instrument for stimulating close collaboration between National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria) and carefully selected groups at other leading research institutions.

The MODS associate team will be composed of 7 researchers, 4 from Inria's ROMA team and 3 from Simula’s HPC department. The associate team will be jointly led by Research Scientist Grégoire Pichon, from Inria Lyon and Research Scientist Johannes Langguth, from Simula. The goal of the MODS project is to enhance the robustness, scalability, and performance of sparse direct solvers by developing novel parallel matching and ordering algorithms. The results will be tested on and applied to simulations of cardiac electrophysiology developed by Simula.

Meanwhile, the COSINUS associate team will be composed of 11 researchers, up to 7 from Inria’s COSMIQ team and 4 from Simula’s Cryptography department. The associate team will be jointly led by Principal investigator Leo Perrin from Inria Paris and Director Carlos Cid from Simula UiB. The aim of this research is to combine the expertise of the researchers at Inria and Simula to generate new knowledge about a new breed of symmetric cryptography.

With the addition of these two new teams, Simula now has a total of four Associate Teams with Inria. The already existing teams,  MAELSTROM and RESIST, involve Simula researchers working in High Performance Computing and Software Engineering.

Inria is France’s leading computer science and applied mathematics research institute. With a headcount of around 3500 researchers and engineers, Inria is a European research powerhouse with a strong track record of excellence in basic research and applied industrial research.

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