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HAL is opening up to software

LG (*) - 26/09/2018

As a result of the collaboration between Software Heritage, HAL-Inria and the CCSD (Centre for Direct Scientific Communication), HAL is opening up to a new type of scientific data: software. Henceforth, researchers therefore have the possibility of depositing source code whilst contributing to the software heritage built up by Software Heritage.

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Nayat Sanchez-Pi appointed head of Inria Chile

24/09/2018

Nayat Sanchez-Pi has just been appointed head of Inria Chile, an international laboratory created in 2012 to facilitate Franco-Chilean scientific and industrial exchanges.

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Software

Launch of the scikit-learn initiative, a reference software library for machine learning

LG - 17/09/2018

Inria is pleased to announce the launch of the scikit-learn initiative, a partnership with companies using scikit-learn. Its objectives are to support the development of this reference software: sustaining its high quality and adding new functionalities. Scikit-learn is a library in Python, an high-level programming language. It is dedicated to statistical learning (machine learning) and can be used as middleware, especially for prediction tasks.

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Start-up

Nurea, the birth of a biomedical modelling startup

13/09/2018

Set up by Florian Bernard, a former PhD student on the Memphis project team, the Nurea startup is rewriting all the rules. Between the worlds of research and industry, as well as the fields of aeronautics and aerospace, and medicine, this is the tale of a scientific and entrepreneurial adventure.

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Olivier Zendra

Europe - Research

Mastering Non-Functional Properties of Software: Energy, Time, Security

Jean-Michel Prima - 11/09/2018

A European consortium led by Inria and funded by the EU ICT H2020 program, TeamPlay aims at developing new techniques that will allow execution time, energy, security and other important non-functional properties of parallel software to be treated as first-class citizens. As Project Coordinator Olivier Zendra points out, this research is expected to have a significant impact on various sectors of the industry. Results will be evaluated through use cases from various domains such as computer vision, cybersecurity, satellites and drones.

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Startup

The startup Hikob bought by TagMaster

5/09/2018

The start-up Hikob, created in 2011 at Inria, has been bought by TagMaster, the leading manufacturer of advanced RFID products and traffic sensors and of ANPR cameras for vehicle identification in traffic and rail solutions.

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Cybersécurité : chasse aux malwares

Cybersecurity

Quantum Leap in Ransomware Tracking

Jean-Michel Prima - 4/09/2018

Located at Inria research center in Rennes, Brittany, France, the High-Security Laboratory (LHS) is coming up with a game-changing approach to ransomware countermeasure. Instead of relying on a signature database or scanning the system for suspicious behavior, the novel tool monitors alteration of the data in search of illegitimate encryption attempts. Called Data Aware Defense (DAD), this yet-to-be-marketed technology is patented jointly by Inria and DGA, the French defense procurement agency.

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Startup

Kayrros : more transparency for the energy market

A.A. (*) - 3/09/2018

Created in 2016, the start-up Kayrrosspecialises in the energy sector and quantitative information. Going from 5 to eighty employees in two years, it offers innovative software solutions for the real-time measurement of oil stocks worldwide. 
Meeting with Alexandre d'Aspremont, CNRS researcher in optimisation and machine learning in the Sierra team (at the computer science department of the École normale supérieure, ENS Paris/Inria/CNRS) and co-founder of the start-up.

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Partnership

Improved cloud elasticity and cleaner data centres – a joint project launched by Inria and Scalair

M.B. (*) - 31/08/2018

In September 2017, the CIRRUS team, made up of the Spirals project team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe Research Centre and the company Scalair, was awarded the “Joint Lab‑Company Team” label by the Hauts-de-France region. The research team is working on cloud computing in two key areas: elasticity of cloud-based applications and low-carbon cloud infrastructure.

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Cybersecurity

Improving Bitcoin... with forks

Jean-Michel Prima (*) - 30/08/2018

Created 10 years ago, Bitcoin allows secure and anonymous payments without going through a bank. The new currency is based on a particularly well-design mechanism called a blockchain. A mixture of cryptography and distributed architecture, this tamper-proof registry guarantees the validity of successive transactions. But problems are arising: the computing cost is soaring. Energy expenditure as well. It is also impossible to manage a large number of transactions per second. Specializing in peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, researcher Emmanuelle Anceaume, from Rennes, proposes two new innovations to enable it to transition to another scale.

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