Three students awarded a L'Oréal - UNESCO Young Talent Prize

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Published on November 9, 2023 Updated on November 9, 2023

on the October 11, 2023

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Alesia Herasimenka and Swarn Priya, doctoral students at Université Côte d'Azur, and Elena Mikheeva, post-doctoral student, are among the 35 French winners of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women and Science Young Talent 2023 awards. The award recognizes the achievements of these young women scientists and the importance of their research for future generations.

Alesia Herasimenka, a doctoral student in the McTao project team jointly supervised by Inria, Université Côte d'Azur and the J.A. Dieudonné laboratory, has just completed a doctorate in applied mathematics co-funded by the European Space Agency - ESA. She is researching the controllability and optimal control of solar sails, opening up new posssibilities in the exploration of the Universe and future space missions.
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Swarn Priya, a doctoral student in the Stamp project team at Université Côte d'Azur’s Inria center, is preparing her thesis on the creation of safe and reliable software using formal methods. She is working on certifying the accuracy, security and reliability of software by ensuring that it does not leak sensitive information by indirect means (developing machine-verified proofs, for example).
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Elena Mikheeva, is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre de Recherche sur l'Hétéro-Epitaxie et ses Applications (CRHEA), under the supervision of Patrice Genevet (CNRS, Université Côte d'Azur). Her project, "Nanomaterials for inventing the future of optics", focuses on metasurfaces, a cutting-edge technology with promising applications, notably in miniaturization and light processing.