The Larsen team from the Inria centre in Nancy is developing - in partnership with the Institute of Movement Sciences (CNRS & Aix-Marseille University) - miniature and semi-autonomous robots capable of exploring the inaccessible areas of monuments and leaving a minimum of traces behind.
2016 marked a busy year in the field of computational sciences with key issues like Open Access, Text and data mining, Articial Intelligence. Once again, the researchers of Inria worked to meet the social and economic challenges of our time: help in the home, interconnected devices, humanoid robotics, autonomous car... Just to name a few, there were new partnerships and researcher profiles, software development. Discover (or revisit) the events that set the tempo for the year.
A team of researchers, Joshua Fried and Nancy Nadia Heninger (University of Pennsylvania), Pierrick Gaudry (CNRS/University of Lorraine) and Emmanuel Thomé (CARAMBA team, Inria/University of Lorraine), has recently demonstrated that certain standards used in cryptography in order to secure exchanges and communication use prime numbers whose origin is unverifiable: at least 37% in HTTPS (of the million most visited Internet websites), and at least 13% on IPsec VPNs. This represents a real risk of spying on both individuals and economic interests.
Jasmin Blanchette is a Research Scientist born in Canada. He's working on a starting research position contract at the Inria Nancy - Grand-Est Research Centre into the Veridis team since january 2015. He spends his time beetween Inria and the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics. Let's discover more about the day-to-day life of a researcher at Inria..!
The French government is supporting the OpenPaas::NG project under the Investments for the Future Programme, to the tune of a total of €10.7M. Funded by Bpifrance and led by Linagora, this project in partnership with the COAST project team in respect of the research element seeks to provide a holistic solution for a new-generation virtual office for businesses and public administration offices.
European Research Council 2015
After 4 years of work, Sylvain Lefebvre and his Shapeforge project have obtained a European Research Council grant to launch the pre-market phase of the IceSL software. The software is designed to simplify object modelling with a view to 3D printing.
Robots could help our society in many types of situation, for example searching for survivors after a natural disaster or alerting the fire services in the event of a forest fire. But they will always be confined to research laboratories until they are able to continue operating when damaged. Researchers from the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (CNRS/UPMC) and the Lorraine Laboratory of Research in Computer Science and its Applications (CNRS/Inria/University of Lorraine) are showing how robots can automatically adapt to damage in less than two minutes. Their results were published in the 28 May 2015 issue of Nature.
The Institute jointly organizes with the French Embassy in Japan, CNRS, NICT and Keio University, a workshop devoted to cybersecurity that will be held in Tokyo on April 1st and 3rd, 2015.
This year, the researchers of Inria worked to meet the social and economic challenges of our time: help in the home, interconnected devices, autonomous car, humanoid robotics... With acknowledged scientific achievments, new partnerships and ever more innovations, discover all the highlights which marked the year 2014 for our institute.
Edwin Chacon Golcher is a specialist engineer member of the Inria project-team Calvi, a joint Inria / University of Strasbourg research team. The project-team in which he belongs, is devoted to the mathematical and numerical study as well as to the visualization of different problems arizing mostly from plasma physics and beam physics.
Born in Costa Rica, he migrated to the United States to become a scientist. He achieved his goal. Learn more about his cursus and work.
Inria Research Centers
- Demian Wassermann : code our current knowledge of the brain
- 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