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Big data

The evolution and impact of future digital platforms and systems according to Stéphane Grumbach


For the last few months, Stéphane Grumbach, Inria senior researcher, has been head of the new Datasphere project team, at the Inria Research Centre in Grenoble. Datasphere project team is dedicated to big data domain and, above all, on its impact on the organization of society.
As Inria celebrates its 50th anniversary, he shares his own vision of how digital platform such as Google, Facebook and so on, will change the society in the next fifty years.



eBikeLabs team - © Olivier Dupont Renoux

Start-up eBikeLabs

eBikeLabs wants to develop the connected and "smart" electric bike


A former Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes research student with the nano-D team, Maël Bosson has created a company to develop the connected and "smart" electric bike; he was also one of the first daily users of the electric bike in 2011, during his PhD.




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.


Digital boiler S. Moraud

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.