Michel Cosnard - © Inria / Photo C. Dupont
The environment, education, health, economics, research... Inria is trying to tackle the challenges of the society of tomorrow.
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.
Inria publishes its 2013 Activity Report online. Through the dedicated website, available in French and English, discover how our researchers devise and build the technologies that will become part of our daily lives; research work which translates into outstanding scientific results as well as innovation, companies, etc. and our social commitment and a responsible approach to mathematics and computer sciences, for the benefit of everyone.
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 André Lichnerowicz: a reformer and a visionary
- History of Inria Robert Galley: from nuclear energy to computer science
- History of Inria Michel Laude: Doctor and Mathematician
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