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Chairman of the Academics and Research Council of École Polytechnique, holder of the first Chair in computer science at the Collège de France since 2012, Gérard Berry (X1967) was awarded the 2014 CNRS Gold Medal. The ceremony takes place on December 17, 2014.
Yann Fleureau, X2010, and Antoine Herlin, X2008, have founded CardioLogs, a start-up that offers an automated medical diagnostic tool for interpreting electrocardiograms. In March 2014, CardioLogs won the "Global Innovation Competition 2030".
Nicolas Mercouroff (X83) launched TiVipedia, an application that provides instant answers to questions viewers have behind their screens. His start-up TiVine Technologies was selected in the final rounds of Paris 2014 "Grands prix de l’innovation".
Two startups coming from École Polytechnique are among the 8 winners of the 'Grands Prix de l’Innovation de la ville de Paris 2014'. "Dreem" wins in category Health and Well-being, while "Sporteasy" wins in category Digital Content.
28 international students who entered the Ingénieur Polytechnicien program are currently doing an immersion internship at the French Institute of Languages and Services (IFLS). This internship lasts 4 months and contributes to the successful integration of the international students.
The Georges Charpak Prize 2014 was awarded on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, to Christophe Ochando. The winner of the Prize has conducted major scientific works in X's Leprince-Ringuet Laboratory leading to the discovery of the Higgs at the Large Haldron Collider at the CERN in Geneva.
Jean-Michel Coron (X75), Antoine Georges (X80) and Stéphane Mallat (X81) have been elected on November, 18, 2014 among the ten new members of the French Academy of sciences. Bernard Meunier, previously Professor at the Chemistry Department of École Polytechnique, was elected President for 2015-2016.
Francesco Vallone, founder and CEO of Cogenpower, Torino (It) & Cambridge (UK), will come on Monday, November, 24, for the conference cycle on energy and environment organised at École Polytechnique to prepare the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21).
Alexandre Lebrun (X94), Laurent Landowski and Willy Blandin just raised 3 million dollars. Based in Palo Alto, the three entrepreneurs have created Wit.ai, a start-up that offers developers a system to integrate a voice assistant in their application.
École Polytechnique strengthens and develops its academic cooperations in Asia. In October 2014, agreements have thus been formalized with the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, the Hanoi University of Science and the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi in Vietnam.