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.
In the space of a generation, digital technology has revolutionised our lives and our activities. It can be found in every field, with the modeling, analysis and processing of data whose volume and complexity is growing all the time. In transforming the ways in which we communicate and give and receive information, it is changing the nature of our relationship with other people and with the world. Inria researchers therefore face a wide range of new challenges…
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