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Pooling software development for sustainability

Jean-Michel Prima (*) - 15/01/2018

InriaSoft aims for the durable development of large-scale software programs by bringing together their user communities within consortia that will finance a team of engineers tasked with their maintenance and evolution. The InriaSoft headquarters are based in Rennes, as Claude Labit, director, and David Margery, technical director of this national action backed by the Fondation Inria, explain.




2017-2018 : A year of research at the center


In early 2018, the Inria Bordeaux-Sud-Ouest center invites you to discover the activities of the center and its partners with the publication of Plug'In 6.

Innovations, discoveries, passions, collaborations... This year - once again - dive into the heart of digital science research in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.  Plug'In's ambition : to let people see and understand the digital revolution in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

This year again many topics are discussed : the new perspectives for medical research - artificial intelligence - the ERC grant - calls for projects related to the Programme d'investissements d'avenir - the transfer of knowledge - many portraits of scientists ...

Have a great read!


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David Simplot appointed Director of the Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée research centre


David Simplot takes up his duties as head of the Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée research centre as of January 1,2018. Appointed by Antoine Petit, CEO of Inria, he succeeds Gérard Giraudon.



Académie des sciences


Benoît Perthame et Éric Moulines elected to the French Académie des sciences

AB - 22/12/2017

Among the 18 new people elected to the French Académie des sciences are Éric Moulines, professor at École polytechnique and member of the XPOP project team, and Benoît Perthame, professor at UPMC (Pierre and Marie Curie University) and member of the MAMBA project team.



Retrospective 2017

The highlights of the Inria 50th birthday


In 2017, Inria placed its 50th birthday under the sign of foresight and collective intelligence, convinced that tomorrow's digital world will be the one we have designed together. Cybersecurity, medical simulation, smart cities, strengthening industrial links... The computer science is in constant dialogue with other economic fields and scientific disciplines (biology, physics, astrophysics, etc.) and participate in the development of a true digital heritage while taking a central place in e-education. (Re)discover the highlights of this anniversary year!


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From biometrics to health care

Analysing facial expressions: from biometrics to health care

Stéphanie Salti - 15/12/2017

Antitza Dantcheva, researcher in the Stars team at the Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée centre, is a recipient of the ANR JCJC (Young researchers grant). She is currently working on concrete applications ranging from security to health care.


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Signing of a partnership between Inria and New York University


This partnership agreement, signed by Inria and New York University at this end of year 2017, aims to facilitate collaborations and exchanges between the two institutions. With its 15 establishments spread over six campuses across Manhattan, New York University is the largest, non-profit private university in the country.



Birth of the DATAIA Institute

The DATAIA Institute: At the crossroads between digital technology and the human and social sciences


Designated a Convergence Institute within the framework of the Investments for the Future 3 programme (PIA), the DATAIA Institute brings together - on the Saclay plateau in the Paris area - multidisciplinary research skills in the data sciences and artificial intelligence to serve the human and social sciences.




Collège+ available for download on the AppStore !


Since 2012, the Phœnix project team from the Bordeaux - Sud-ouest research centre - a joint team with the University of Bordeaux and the CNRS - has been developing a digital classroom assistant, Collège+. It facilitates the inclusion of pupils with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in regular classes.
The first version of this tool, tested in three secondary schools on 50 students from the Bordeaux regional education authority, showed that it brought real benefits to children with ASD.
This application received the academic award for educational innovation in 2014.

A tablet version is now available for free on the  l’AppStore.



Alkindi competition

Over 50,000 youngsters get ready to "break secret codes"


As of today, the third edition of the Alkindi competition, organised by the associations Animath and France IOI - and backed by Inria - is taking place. This year, the competition is under the patronage of the Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Mr Mounir Mahjoubi. Matthieu Lequesne, PhD student with the Secret team, CNRS researcher Razvan Barbulescu and Fabrice Rouillier, head of the Ouragan team and chairman of Animath, will be present to facilitate this event.