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The Université de Lyon has been awarded an IDEX Initiative d’excellence funding


The IDEX LYON Initiative d’Excellence driven by the Université de Lyon and all its academic, regional and economic partners and stakeholders, was awarded on Friday, February 24th  2017, after the final hearing by the international jury.


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Distributed computing

Blockchain and distributed computing at the service of reducing the environmental footprint

Florence Polge-Cohen - 13/02/2017

The Avalon research team, a joint team between Inria, CNRS, ENS de Lyon and the University Lyon1, in collaboration with the start-up Stimergy, is proposing a new distributed Cloud approach. This approach notably opens up prospects in the field of optimising the use of data centers with a reduction in their environmental footprint.



Big Data © Inria / Picture H. Raguet

Big data

Social sciences are increasingly moving towards a quantitative approach


A Big Data quantitative approach in the social sciences has made it possible to show the social stratification of society from the analysis of the social network and bank data. This work has been carried out by Yannick Leo in the Dante team, and the results have been published in the Journal of The Royal Society Interface. The study was based on the significant statistical capacity provided by a Big Data approach. Interview with Márton Karsai, senior lecturer at the French higher education institution ENS de Lyon, holder of an Inria chair and contributor to this international study.


View of the interactive virtual galaxy.

Computer graphics

A virtual tour through our galaxy

Citizen Press - 12/12/2016

In the context of the ANR veRTIGE project, Fabrice Neyret of Inria’s Maverick team participated to the creation of a solution to take people on an interactive tour through the Milky Way with high visual quality. Combining computer sciences, 3D sciences and astrophysics, the project took no less than four years to complete. This unique system has now been installed in planetariums all around the world.



Transportation and mobility

Grenoble's "rocade sud" : and if you could visualise the traffic situation before you took to the road?

Florence Polge-Cohen - 30/11/2016

Since 28 November, the users of Grenoble’s “rocade sud” can, in real time, visualise the traffic situation and its evolution prior to getting into their vehicle.



Logo MyTrackingChoices de Privatics Logo MyTrackingChoices of Privatics - © Inria / Privatics

Data protection

Protect your privacy and the Web economy : test MyTrackingChoices new extension for Firefox

Florence Polge-Cohen - 21/10/2016

The Privatics research team developed « MyTrackingChoices » application, an adblocker that allows users to better control how they are tracked online. A Firefox extension is now available.



European Research Council 2016

Transforming data into knowledge: Julien Mairal's ERC project

Citizen Press - 6/10/2016

A member of the Thoth project team, Julien Mairal has recently been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). For a period of five years, the researcher will be able to devote himself to research on big data processing algorithms that are simpler to use and more efficient.



Carlos Canudas-de-Wit © Inria / Photo G. Maisonneuve © Inria / Photo G. Maisonneuve

European Research Council 2015

Carlos Canudas-de-Wit, ERC 2015 award winner


Carlos Canudas-de-Wit has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant 2015. This award will enable him to expand his research in the control of large scale complex systems.



Robot Nao - Inria Project Team Perception © Inria / Photo H. Raguet

Artificial Intelligence

Enhanced collaboration with Facebook

Marie Collin - 29/08/2016

As recipient of the "GPU Partnership Program" of Facebook AI Research (FAIR), THOTH research team, conducted by Cordelia Schmid, reinforces its collaboration with Facebook to speed-up their research on large-scale machine learning and computer vision.


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Belkacem Teibi: an Engineer focused on innovation


Belkacem Teibi's work at the LEELCO Innovation Lab combines the world of research and the world of business. He develops marketable solutions to deliver live audio and video content on large sets of mobile devices. The LEELCO Innovation Lab brings together researchers from the Privatics team and Expway to drive forward the transfer of innovative technologies.