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USI in the innovative training network GRAPES

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions
Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

Institutional Communication Service

6 June 2019

Funded by the European Union, the 'Innovative Training Network' aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers. USI Faculty of Informatics will host two early-stage researchers.

The 'Innovative Training Network' is part of the 'Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions', a European programme that funds projects for the training and mobility of researchers. USI is involved in the network GRAPES (learninG, pRocessing And oPtimising shapES), under the leadership of the Athena Research and Innovation Centre, Greece. GRAPES has been selected among 16 other proposals in the field of mathematics obtaining funding of more than 4 million euros.

USI's share of over half a million euros will be spent on two individual research projects led by Prof. Michael Bronstein and Prof. Kai Hormann from the Faculty of Informatics. Together with 10 academic partners and 5 business partners from all over Europe, the two professors will carry out innovative research on geometric deep learning for shape analysis and barycentric rational curves and surfaces. The aim of the projects is to help young researchers gain experience in different work environments and at the same time develop transferable skills, in order to convert their ideas into products and services.