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Launch of 3d edition of CNIL-INRIA Privacy Award : Nominate a Scientific Article and Promote Privacy Research

Laurence Goussu - 17/05/2018

The third edition of the CNIL-INRIA "Privacy Protection" Award starts on 16 May 2018. It will reward a scientific paper on privacy and personal data protection published in 2016-2017




The Pl@ntNet directory gets bigger

Laurence Goussu - 12/05/2017

The Pl@ntNet application enables, with the help of a smartphone, the real-time identification of plants and the collection and sharing of its observations in order to help with their identification.
Originally only used for the monitoring of rare, exotic or endangered plant species, the application is diversifying and opening up its directory to ornamental plants and plants cultivated in our regions, as well as abroad (North America, South America and the West Indies in particular), thereby answering the main questions of its users and enabling the number of references in the directory to almost double.



Software Heritage

Collect, organise, preserve and share the Software Heritage of mankind

Léa Angeli - 30/06/2016

Inria announces today the Software Heritage project, an ambitious initiative to collect, organise, preserve, and make easily accessible any already publicly available source code.

Sending messages to our family and friends, paying bills, purchasing goods, accessing entertainment, interacting with the public administration, finding information, booking travels: practically every act of our daily life relies on computers and software to be performed.

That is just the tip of the iceberg: software controls the electronic equipment embedded in the machines we use to travel, communicate, trade and exchange. 




SoundCity : a mobile application for understanding your exposure to noise pollution

Laurence Goussu - 8/07/2015

Today, Inria announces the launch of SoundCity, a mobile application to measure your personal exposure to noise pollution. The project is supported by the City of Paris smart city initiative and Bernard Jomier, deputy mayor responsible for health, disability, and relations with Paris public hospital system.



MRI analysis - © Pixyl Modelisation from MRI images - © Pixyl


Pixyl, the startup at the cutting-edge of brain imaging analysis for healthcare.

Sabrina Tirard-Collet - 1/06/2015

Pixyl has developed a new software solution for medical research designed to extract the maximum amount of information contained in MRI brain scans (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). This solution specifically locates, identifies and quantifies, from MRI sequences, a broad range of brain lesions related to pathologies such as multiple sclerosis, brain trauma, cerebrovascular accidents and brain tumours. Pixyl thus opens up new possibilities for the use of these imaging resources whose potential has hitherto remained under-developed in the biotechnology industry.



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.