Michel Cosnard - © Inria / Photo C. Dupont
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Michel Cosnard is the Chairman and CEO of Inria
Inria in a few words
Public science and technology institution established in 1967, Inria is is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria’s 3,400 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future.
Digital technology now forms a central part of our everyday lives. It can be found in the majority of objects and services that we use every day, including the Internet, computers, mobile phones, cameras, portable music players, televisions, game consoles and GPS receivers, but it is also hidden away, sometimes in a less visible manner, in vehicles, industrial tools, medical devices, decision support systems, etc.
The people who made Inria
From Jacques-Louis Lions to Gilles Kahn, Inria owes its existence to personalities who have shaped the history of the institute and left a profound mark on their respective eras.
History of Inria
From the infancy of computer science to the digital dominance of today, Inria's history dates back more than forty years. We look back at the four key periods in Inria's history:
- 1967-1973: IRIA tries to find its bearings
- 1974-1979: the long road to maturity
- 1980-2000: Inria expands rapidly
- Inria moves into the 21st century