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Photo I Bird sensor I-Bird experimentation - © Inria / Photo Kaksonen


New technologies help us understand how infectious diseases spread in a hospital environment


A joint study of the interactions between all the people in a hospital, the i-Bird (Individual-based Investigation of Resistance Dissemination) experiment has helped identify the factors involved in the spread and transmission of bacteria that cause nosocomial infections. The results confirm that new technologies may be useful in analysing epidemics. The initial results of this research project, led by teams at Inserm, the Institut Pasteur, ENS Lyon and Inria in conjunction with the AP-HP at the Hôpital Maritime de Berck-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais) have just been published in PLOS Computational Biology.



Visualisation 3D

Digital Pompéi : a massive 3D model rendered in Microsoft Edge

Laurence Goussu - 4/05/2015

On the occasion of Microsoft's "Build" conference in San Francisco between April 29 and May 1, a preview demonstration of the "Digital Pompeii" project was made.  It is a deep technical achievement from a project developed in France which was introduced: a visualization scenario of the full 3D model of this world heritage archaeological site as well as an interactive virtual navigation experience via the Microsoft Edge Windows 10 web browser. This great step forward is the fruit of an exemplar collaboration between academic, public and private organizations: Microsoft Research and Inria, through their joint research center in Paris, and the French startups Iconem and Cintoo3D. The broader ambition of this project is to propose a new approach to 3D cartography of cities and major urban centers.




IFPEN and Inria join forces in the field of high-performance and real-time scientific computation

Laurence Goussu - 20/04/2015

Paris, 20 April 2015 - IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Inria have just signed a framework agreement relating to research in the field of high-performance and real-time computation applied to energy technologies. The objective for both parties is to cooperate on the joint development of methodologies and algorithms derived from digital sciences research in order to anticipate the needs of industry.



© Middle VR - Sébastien Kuntz

Conférence IEEE VR 2015

Virtual reality undergoes a step change as it gradually becomes a part of daily life


In its 22nd year, the IEEE VR conference will take place in Arles from the 23rd to 27th of March. This is only the second time that this international gathering of over 500 virtual reality experts has been held in Europe.



Chair of Computer Science

Shaping the imaginary world: from 3D digital creation to animated virtual worlds


As the new holder of the Chair of Computer Science at the Collège de France, Marie-Paule Cani, Professor at Grenoble INP-Ensimag and head of the Imagine research team at Inria, shares her vision of the 3D creation revolution currently under way in a lecture which is accessible to all, from laymen to scientists to professionals in other sectors, at 6 PM on Tuesday 17th March at Ensimag, Lecture Theatre E at the University of Grenoble.

Marie-Paule Cani first delivered this lecture on 15th February as her inaugural lecture at the Collège de France.


EIT Health


InnoLife's proposal selected by European Institute of Innovation and Technology

UPMC - 11/12/2014

Healthy living and active aging: the "EIT Health" KIC (knowledge and innovation community)/InnoLife was selected following a call for proposals by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).



Computer Security

Inria has discovered a new loophole in the TLS protocol, widely used to secure data exchanges over the Internet

MD - 5/03/2014

On the 4th of March 2014, at the IETF 89 conference, a team of Inria researchers announced the discovery of a major security loophole in the TLS protocol. This protocol is the main security mechanism employed to protect communications over the Internet. Under certain circumstances, this weakness would allow hackers to steal the identities of users, particularly in banking and business networks. This loophole only affects a small number of Internet users and an update has already been released to address the problem. However, researchers at Inria are recommending that the TLS protocol be radically rewritten.



Michel Cosnard and Vinton Cerf signing partnership agreement © Inria / Photo J.M. Ramès Michel Cosnard Inria CEO & Vinton Cerf, Google Vice President - © Inria / Picture J.M. Ramès


Inria and Google sign a partnership agreement


Michel Cosnard, Chairman and CEO of Inria, France’s public research body dedicated to computational sciences, and Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google, have signed a general partnership agreement.



Protection de la vie privée Protection de la vie privée sur terminal mobile - © Inria / Photo H. Raguet

Private life

Delving inside smartphones and mobile apps with the CNIL and Inria

MD - 9/04/2013

Today, 24 million people in France own a smartphone, with around 1 million apps available which form part of their daily lives. However, users know very little about what happens inside these "little black boxes" which contain large amounts of personal information and are in fact very powerful computers. For the past year, the CNIL and Inria have been working together to analyse the data recorded, stored and sent by smartphones. They can now present the first results of this work. The CNIL used its internal innovation laboratory, and Inria its PRIVATICS research team to successfully carry out the project entitled Mobilitics.




Inria announces the creation of InSimo, an innovative company in the field of medical simulation software

MD - 7/03/2013

InSimo, a medical simulation software publisher, offers a software platform developed, among others, by Inria, which introduces a new generation of medical simulators to the market. These simulators are more accurate and take less time to develop. Furthermore, these simulators will help broaden the scope of application to meet new requirements in terms of assistance in planning and completing increasingly complex surgical operations.