CNIL - Inria Award
The 4th edition of the CNIL-Inria European Privacy Award was launched at the end of May, and computer science researchers have until 6 September to submit their best papers on personal data and privacy protection. The aim: to raise awareness among the scientific community, but also in society and the world of politics on an issue that concerns them directly. We met with the two co-chairs of the competition jury, Nataliia Bielova (Inria) and François Pellegrini (CNIL).
The Teratec Forum is a major event in France and in Europe and the big date in the calendar of international experts in HPC, simulation and big data. The event attracts industrial users, technology suppliers and educational and research institutions. Inria is a partner of the event: join us on 11 and 12 June next at École Polytechnique in Paris.
Inria and the SME Touti Terre have been working together since 2015 to develop Toutilo, a multipurpose crop-straddling cobot. The aim? To bring digital and other new technologies into the world of market gardening. And to make the work less arduous whilst at the same time increasing productivity. Mission partially accomplished already, and the research continues so that Toutilo can help farmers carry out - and plan - their daily tasks.
Handling proteins, strands of DNA and carbon nanotubes at a nanometric level in order to create medications, materials or nanosystems ? This is now possible, thanks to the SAMSON platform developed by OneAngstrom, a young start-up with its foundations in ten years’ worth of Inria research. It already has more than 2,000 users in research centres and companies across the world.
Jean-Marie Hullot, a computer scientist renowned for his scientific and industrial achievements, passed away on 19th June 2019. Here, Gérard Berry and Gérard Huet pay tribute to him.
It was within Inria’s Eva team that a high-performance wireless communication technology was developed. This technology has since been deployed by Wattson Elements, which uses it in the pleasure boat industry. With support from Inria, it has developed a platform around this technology, dubbed Falco, which offers new services to port managers and amateur sailors alike. Interview with Elsa Nicol, chief executive at Wattson Elements.
An interview with Claude Castelluccia and Daniel Le Métayer (Inria - PRIVATICS) on the report that they recently presented to the European Parliament (at the request of the STOA - Science and Technology Options Assessment) on the risks and opportunities involved with decision support algorithms.
The work carried out by our two researchers is also set against the backdrop of the recent launch of the 3IA Institutes in France, and the desire on the part of the French government to strengthen initiatives within the “AI for humanity” programme.
For Inria's 50th anniversary in 2017, Jean-Marie Hullot presented us with his journey from research to the co-creation of the Iphone and entrepreneurship. Trajectories guided by a scientific and aesthetic requirement, and by his passion for the image, developed until the end of his life within the Iris Foundation.
Set up in 2016 by three researchers from an Inria-Ircam*-CNRS team, Antescofo provides classical musicians with the opportunity to practise using an application that plays the orchestral accompaniment in high-quality sound and adjusts in real time to any errors they make. The start-up, supported by Inria, is backed by prestigious investors. It is planning a large-scale commercial launch at the end of 2019.
Inria Research Centers
- Moving towards a simple and secure multilingual voice interaction system
- SPARTA: a consortium for strengthening cybersecurity research, innovation and training in Europe
- Inria and MITACS renew their agreement in favour of scientific mobility
- Calls for SST and Inria projects in AI mobility and event organisation
- Laura Grigori (Alpines) winner of an ERC Synergy grant
Nataliia Bielova is a researcher at Inria Sophia Antipolis. She is a member of the Indes team that develops new programming languages with strong security guarantees for so-called "diffuse" applications, which are the result of a convergence between information networks and computers. She is highly involved in work on privacy protection issues, which she addresses from a computer science and legal angle. Her research subjects include the detection of new tracking technologies on the web, web browser security, the GDPR and the future ePrivacy regulations. She was an expert at a hearing of experts held by MEPs in June 2017.