Last February, Pierre Karpman, a former PhD student of the Grace team at Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre, and his team caused a collision between two PDF files and proved the obsolescence of the SHA-1 hash standard.
Inria plays a key role in the "France Intelligence Artificielle" initiative (#FranceIA) launched on 20 January by Thierry Mandon and Axelle Lemaire. The Institute's participation in the strategic committee and in several working groups confirms its position as an expert on this subject. Meeting with Bertrand Braunschweig.
On 1 February InBio was created, the result of the collaboration between the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre and the Institut Pasteur. Grégory Batt becomes the head of this exploratory action hosted by the Lifeware team and presents his project: automating the discovery process in biology.
March for Science
On April 22, Earth Day 2017, the citizens of the world are invited to participate in a massive “March for Science.” The initiative was launched by US scientists in response to “new policies [that] threaten to further restrict scientists’ ability to carry out research and communicate their findings.” Inria is fully committed to support this initiative
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Inria Research Centers
- Proxima: towards safer processors
- Yanlei Diao is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for her "Big Fast Data" project
- Francis Bach, winner of a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant
- Inria’s Alpage project team: historians and computer scientists unite in the European Parthenos project
- Jan Ramon: “machine learning, at the heart of research”
- Isabelle Herlin in the management team
- Eric de la Clergerie (EPI Alpage), donnera une conférence lors de la cérémonie d'ouverture des Olympiades de mathématiques
- 2017 competitive examinations for researchers: take up the challenge of the digital sciences!
- Xavier Leroy - Prix Van Wijngaarden 2016
- Cordelia Schmid wins the 2016 Longuet-Higgins Prize