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Inria, a genetically French Tech institute

LH - 12/11/2014

Today some French cities where Inria’s research centres are based have been awarded the “French Tech” label. Antoine Petit, Inria’s Chairman and CEO asserts the institute’s commitment to the dynamic development of French innovation.



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Inria supports the development of digital Humanities through DARIAH

CD - 5/11/2014

With its official status as an ERIC, DARIAH aims to use digital sciences in the interests of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). The consortium’s Director is Laurent Romary, an Inria Research Director. The consortium will be inaugurated on 17 November at the French Ministry for Research.



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Image Processing

Inria will be participating in the international conference dedicated to image processing

LH - 27/10/2014

Inria has been involved in organising the 2014 edition of ICIP, the international conference dedicated to image-processing, which is being held in France for the first time, between 27 and 30 October at CNIT, Paris – La Défense. Christine Guillemot, Sirocco team manager and Josiane Zerubia, Ayin team manager are both managers of the organising committee. Guillemot will be chairing the plenary sessions while Zerubia will be chairing the tutorials. Nicholas Ayache, manager of the Asclépios team, who was recently awarded the Inria – French Académie des sciences Grand Prize 2014 will be giving a talk entitled “Medical Image Computing for Computational Medicine” on 28 October. Among the numerous Inria teams conducting research into image-processing, eleven teams are involved in the work chosen for ICIP 2014, namely the Ayin, Asclépios, Géostat, Lagadic, Magrit, Prima, Stars, Serpico, Sirrocco, TexMex and Titane teams. Several teams will also be showing their work on the Inria Stand (N°9). These will be Ayin, Clime, Geostat, Morpheme and Stars.




Inria-Industry partnership

Improving protection for our digital lives


In the networks jungle, how to ensure protection of users' personal data? The French start-up, Novathings, and the Diana team at Inria joined forces to help individuals regain control of their digital lives



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Challenges and Awards

Frédéric Guillou wins the ACM RecSys Challenge!


Frédéric Guillou, a PhD student working with the Sequel team, has won the recommender systems challenge organized by the ACM RecSys conference.




Maureen Clerc has been awarded the Pierre Faurre* Prize by the French Academy of Sciences


Maureen Clerc, a researcher in the Athena project team at Inria, has been awarded the Pierre Faurre* Prize by the French Academy of Sciences in recognition of her work on the modelling and interpretation of electrical signals in the brain.



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Human-computer interaction

When design is inspired by fiction


Nicolas Nova is the keynote speaker scheduled to close IHM14, the Man-Machine Interaction Conference sponsored by INRIA and Lille University. Professor at the HEAD-Geneva University of Art and Design, he teaches ethnography applied to design, more specifically in the field of digital design. He is also co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory, an innovation-centred design agency that works with major companies including Sony and Renault.



Tim Berners Lee photo Gilles Cohen Tim Berners-Lee - Inria / photo Gilles Cohen


Tim Berners-Lee : « the Web we want »


Inria celebrated on June 13 the 25 years of the World Wide Web along with Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of this great tool. At a conference at Futur en Seine in Paris, Sir Tim outlined the challenges facing the Web for the next 25 years.  He invited users worldwide to define "the Web We Want."



Antoine Petit Antoine Petit, CEO - © Inria / Photo C. Helsly


Antoine Petit, new Inria Chairman and CEO

DirCom - 29/09/2014

By Decree of the President of France on 26 September 2014, Antoine Petit has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inria.



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Gérard Berry receives CNRS Gold Medal


This year's CNRS Gold Medal, France's highest honour for scientific work, has been awarded to Gérard Berry, former Research Director for Inria, former President of the Inria Evaluation Committee and, since 2012, occupant of the first chair in computer science at the Collège de France.