This project aims at the promotion of sustainable links between two newly founded institutions: the Columbia University Center for Science and Society, and the LinX, École polytechnique’s research laboratory in the humanities and social sciences. It is based on the special collections of both Columbia University and École polytechnique. These collections provide crucial historical sources for research on intertwined developments in science, technology, pedagogy, economy, industry, and politics.
In continuous improvement, Organic Field-Effect Transistors (OFETs) are the cornerstone of emerging technologies that aim at producing flexible, lightweight, large-area and low-cost microelectronic systems, such as displays or sensors. Nevertheless in OFETs, gold is still the predominant material chosen for source/drain electrodes. This is mainly due to its chemical inertness, high electrical conductivity, processability, and ability to form a low-injection barrier junction with most p-type organic semiconductors.
Philip Cherian is 2016-2017 Doctoral Mobility Student. He is a PhD student from Ecole Polytechnique studying Physics. His research at Columbia University is on The Philosophy in the Physics: Calibrating the Conceptual Axioms. He plans to visit Columbia University from February to July 2016.
Sungyeop Jung is 2016-2017 Doctoral Mobility Student. He is a PhD student from Ecole Polytechnique studying Unconventional Electronics-Engineering. His research at Columbia University is on Photocurrent study on the carrier injection and transport behavior. He plans to visit Columbia from May 2016 to July 2016.
Thomas Lindemann École Polytechnique-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor. He is Professor of International Relations at Ecole Polythechnique and will be visiting Columbia University (dept of Political Science) in the academic year 2016-2017 (Fall).
Édouard Challe is a Columbia-École Polytechnique Alliance Visiting Professor. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at École Polytechnique and is visiting Columbia University's Department of Economics during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Professor Challe is currently teaching Depression Economics: Unemployment, Liquidity Traps, and Secular Stagnation during the Spring 2016 semester at Columbia University.
Jacques Biot is the president of Ecole Polytechnique. An École Polytechnique graduate (Class of 71) and engineer from the “Corps des Mines”, Jacques Biot dedicated the initial years of his professional career to industrial recovery and innovation funding within the Ministry of Industry and Research. He then served as the Key Policy Advisor, in charge of “Industry and Technology” in the Prime Minister's office until 1985.
Professor Jean-Francois Laslier is a professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and at Ecole Polytechnique, where he teaches Public Economics, Political Economy and the Theory of Democratic Choice. He deals with the definition of collective evaluation criteria (welfare, equality, efficiency) and examines collective institutions such as direct democracy, government, delegation, and public monopolies. His research interests include Social Choice Theory, Game Theory, and Experimental Economics, in particular voting rules, voter behavior, and party strategies.
Jean- Francois Laslier is a professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and at Ecole Polytechnique, where he teaches Public Economics, Political Economy and the Theory of Democratic Choice. He deals with the definition of collective evaluation criteria (welfare, equality, efficiency) and examines collective institutions such as direct democracy, government, delegation, and public monopolies. His research interests include Social Choice Theory, Game Theory, and Experimental Economics, in particular voting rules, voter behavior, and party strategies.
M. Edouard Challe is a CNRS researcher and associate professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique. Previously, he was the deputy head of department and director of Pole de Recherche en Economie et Gestion-CECO, a research fellow at CREST, and a consultant with Banque de France. M. Challe received his PhD in Economics as well as his M.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Economics at Université Paris Ouest.
Jeanne Commault is 2014-2015 Doctoral Mobility Student. She is a PhD student from Ecole Polytechnique studying Economics. Her research at Columbia University is on Habit Persistence and The deep-habit mechanism.
As a PhD student in Economics, my research focuses on habit persistence in consumption. The Alliance Mobility Grant will allow me to meet with specialists of this domain, who developed and explored the implications of the very type of habit formation I am interested in -when habits form over individual types of goods. It will also give me the opportunity to take part in the rich academic life of the Economics department at Columbia University.
Dimitrios Milioris is 2014-2015 Doctoral Mobility Student. He is a PhD student from Ecole Polytechnique studying Computer Science. His research at Columbia University is on Information Propagation in Dynamic Social Networks.
Philippe Jacquet is the Research Director in Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA). His areas of research are largely concerned with telecommunication and information theory, wireless networks, mobile ad hoc networking, algorithms. He holds 8 patents, and is also a part-time professor of computer science at École Polytechnique in Paris.
In the last decade the online social media services have seen a huge expansion, and as a result, the value of information within these networks, increases dramatically. Interactions and communication between users help predict the evolution of information in online social networks, and the ability to study these networks can provide relevant information in real time. I believe that my research visit at Columbia University, with the support of the Alliance Doctoral Mobility Grant, will address the above challenges, and it will span my horizons in research in general.
Philippe Drobinski is a Senior scientist at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Institut Pierre Simon Laplace and an associate professor at Ecole Polytechnique, teaching courses on meteorology and the environment.
Frederic Brechenmacher is a professor of history of science and technology at Ecole Polytechnique. His research areas include the history of the Mathematical Sciences – 19th and 20th centuries; history of linear algebra; circulation of knowledge and algebraic practices; and th mathematical works of Camille Jordan (1865-1922).
Professor Raphanel will be working at the lab of Jeffrey Kysar (Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University) at Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science, for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Jean Raphanel graduated from Ecole Centrale Lyon and then got a MSc and PhD from Brown University (Division of Engineering, Solid Mechanics).
Jean-Philippe Duvel is a professor at Ecole Polytechnique and Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique in Paris.
Chang Hyun Kim is a Post-Doctoral Student in Electrical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique. During his stay at Columbia University he will be working with Ioannis Kymissis, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Columbia Laboratory for unconventional Electronics.
X-Forum is the l'École Polytechnique's annual forum, which brings together nearly 2000 students - including 1000 Polytechniciens - with 150 companies, Écoles, and international universities.
Every year, the École Polytechnique trains 500 engineers whose skills are recongnized throughout France and the world. Their high-level pluridisciplinary training enables them to hold leadership roles in all areas of industry, service, research, and administration.
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The project proposes a Columbia-École Polytechnique collaboration for research at the intersection of theoretical physics and materials science with the goal of our understanding of the remarkable electronic properties of transition metal oxide materials such as the ‘high transition temperature’ copper-oxide superconductors by developing an ab-initio theory of electronic phases and dynamics in the strongly correlated situation.
Antoine Georges is a Professor at the Collège de France and the École Polytechnique. His research interests are in theoretical condensed matter and statistical physics. Most of his recent research deals with the physics of strong electron-electron interactions. These interactions have spectacular effects in materials such as transition metals and their oxides, high-temperature superconductors, f-electron compounds and organic conductors.
Suppose that a group of individuals are about to interact strategically with one another. Each of them holds private information that is relevant for the interaction that is about to take place. If these individuals are allowed to communicate with each other, when is it the case that each of them fully reveals her private information to all the others? We provide answers to this question under the assumption that individuals communicate by exchanging evidence.