Inria in a few words
A public science and technology institution dedicated to computational sciences
Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, promotes scientific excellence and technology transfer to maximise its impact. Graduates from the world’s top universities, Inria's 2,400 employees rise to the challenges of digital sciences.
Open Access, Text and Data Mining, Artificial intelligence... Taking advantage of its research results, and for providing the scientific engagements with the best conditions, Inria regularly takes a stand on digital matters.
Inria publishes its 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, 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.
- Gérard Berry - © Inria Photo J.M.Ramès History of Inria Gérard Berry: How the world is turning digital
- History of Inria Philippe Flajolet: algorithms and their applications
- © DGA History of Inria Gérard Le Lann, a pioneer of the Internet and distributed algorithms
History of Inria
From the infancy of computer science to the digital dominance of today, Inria's history dates back more than fifty 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