Event TIGER, AMIDEX A look back at the first ’GIG Days’, supported by Aix-Marseille Université’s TIGER project!

The first "GIG Days" took place on June 12, 13 and 14. These days, organized by the GIG (Geometry and Computer Graphics) section of the "Computer Science" master’s degree (UFR Sciences), were funded by the TIGER* project.

Over the course of 3 days, GIG Master’s students took part in a graphics programming hackathon in partnership with Technodigit, a Hexagon Group company. The aim was to find characteristic shapes in 3D point clouds, all in less than 48 hours, with a final presentation, prize-giving and gala evening. The final day was dedicated to alumni: meetings between alumni (from the class of 2019) and students currently in the GIG curriculum provided an opportunity for many constructive networking exchanges on each other’s career paths and employment opportunities in the world of 3D, video games, CAD and virtual reality.

* About TIGER: The TIGER project (Transform and Innovate in Graduate Education with Research), a winner of the France 2030 investment program , is one of 6 structuring projects at Aix-Marseille University that support its strategy of transforming education, research and innovation. Through TIGER, AMU aims to give its Master’s and PhD students a greater introduction to research, to ensure more effective training and the acquisition of new skills. The project also aims to enhance their international experience and multiply their opportunities to work with and learn from players in the socio-economic world. TIGER develops links between training and research, the skills-based approach and experiential learning through active training of students by researchers, companies and internationally. Last but not least, it seeks to ensure that students’ career paths are more closely aligned with their professional and educational plans, as well as with societal challenges.