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Data Protection

Secure electronic documents: is the centralisation of biometric data really inevitable?

Laurence Goussu - 15/02/2017

The decree of 28 October 2016 authorising the creation of a centralised file of "secure electronic documents" (TES) has raised a certain number of questions and concerns. The main aim put forward by the French government is the fight against identity fraud. However, the text of the decree also authorises certain accesses to the database by officers of the national police, national Gendarmerie and intelligence. Many voices have been raised to highlight the risks that such a centralised file could represent with regard to individual freedom, and particularly the invasion of citizens' privacy. Here, Inria gives its objective analysis and its recommendations in order to ensure the protection of privacy.



Official Visit

Antoine Petit visits the centre Inria Chile


Inria's chairman and CEO travelled to Chile to strengthen ties with Inria's centre there and meet various strategic partners.



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Data Transparency

TransAlgo: assessing the accountability and transparency of algorithmic systems


When I am searching for an itinerary on my smartphone via my favourite application, how do I know that the algorithm used is not resorting to commercial criteria in order to make me go through commercial points of interest? The aim of the TransAlgo project is to shed light on these types of practices when they are not made explicit; a project that has just awarded to Inria by Axelle Lemaire in the context of the French Law for a Digital Republic. How can methods that make it possible to verify if a decision is taken based on unacceptable criteria be developed? Nozha Boujemaa, who has been tasked with this major work, responds.



European project

Proxima: towards safer processors


The European research programme Proxima mobilised tens of researchers from specialised centres (Inria, Barcelona Supercomputing Center) and university (Padova, York) or industrial (Rapita Systems, Airbus) laboratories. It has enabled an improvement in the predictability of the processors that have to ensure the real-time operation of programs.  



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Inria-CNIL Prize

Inria and the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) award the first "privacy protection" prize to a European research team


Launched in 2016, Inria and the CNIL have just awarded their "privacy protection" prize for the fist time, recognising scientific articles that focus on the protection of personal data and privacy. Michael Backes, Manuel Barbosa, Dario Fiore and Raphael M. Reischuk were rewarded for their article: “ADSNARK: Nearly Practical and Privacy-Preserving Proofs on Authenticated Data".



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ISCB has featured a new research published by two researchers Inria


The International Society for Computational Biology has featured its "research highlights" a new research published last november by two researchers of the team-project Inria ARAMIS  and the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle. The paper deals with filtering information in brain networks.




Matrix Lead offers Excel users advanced technology tools


After completing his PhD and carrying out postdoctoral research at Inria’s Paris centre, Tie Cheng decided to take the leap into the world of enterprise. In October 2016, he founded Matrix Lead, a start-up which offers tools for optimising Excel spreadsheets.



European Research Council 2016

Yanlei Diao is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for her "Big Fast Data" project

Charlotte Renauld - 23/01/2017

Yanlei Diao, professor at the Ecole polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech, and member of Inria Saclay – Île-de-France research centre’s team Cedar, has been honoured with a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant. This European grant rewards the scientific excellence of the researcher and her project, as well as her innovative vision in terms of "acceleration and optimisation of analytical computing for big data". It is the first distinction to concern a researcher who holds an excellence chair funded by the Université Paris-Saclay.




Creation of the Ambiciti start-up


Today, we are becoming increasingly aware of the effects of environmental pollution.Pollution has become a major public health issue, as a large majority of European citizens are exposed to levels of pollution considered harmful to health.



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Competitive recruitment of young graduate scientists and senior researchers under way


Our 2017 campaign to hire 34 young graduate scientists and young experienced scientists and senior researchers has gotten off to a start.