The digital decoders, focus on Elsa Cazelles

The comic strip “Les décodeuses du numérique” (The Digital Decoders) highlights the diversity of research conducted by women in the digital sciences. The book draws twelve portraits of women researchers, teacher-researchers and engineers, including that of Elsa Cazelles, a CNRS researcher at IRIT. The goal is to fight against stereotypes that discourage women from entering scientific careers. This book is published by CNRS Editions, piloted by the CNRS Institute of Information Sciences and their Interactions (INS2I) and illustrated by the graphic designer Léa Castor.

Elsa Cazelles, sand to sort out the sound

Through these portraits, the comic strip traces the careers of women scientists who work in the digital field: among them, Elsa Cazelles, CNRS researcher at IRIT. Aged 29, the young woman became a CNRS researcher in 2020, after completing her post-doctorate at the CMM, Center of Mathematical Modeling, in Santiago, Chile. Elsa Cazelles developed her knowledge in computer science during her thesis in Bordeaux, which she completed in 2018. Today, her research area is about optimal transport for data analysis. She explains in the comic that “it is a mathematical problem that allows to calculate the least cost, that is to say what requires the least effort to move objects“, a method that she applies to sound, in particular. To learn more, read the chapter dedicated to Elsa Cazelles here.