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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.




Accelerate the researchers transformation into business creators

Laurence Goussu - 20/12/2017

Inria supports the creation of technological start-ups using the results of its research. The project owners, researchers or engineers are world-class in their fields; however transforming these scientists into business creators is a complex process. In order for the project owners to be better prepared and find their way more quickly, Inria and emlyon business school have joined forces; they are offering a tailor-made action programme, the aim of which is to assist seven start-up projects during the first year, before reaching an annual rate of 20 to 30 projects over three years.



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.



Interprétation des résultats et du traitement statistique d’images médicales - © Inria / Photo C. Morel


Observing cerebral degeneration before it shows

S.F. (*) - 6/12/2017

Researchers from the Inria centre in Paris and the Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) have, for the first time, discovered very early and almost invisible cerebral and cognitive alterations in people who it is known will later develop frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). They are the co-authors of an article on the subject in the medical journalJAMA Neurologyof 2 December 2017. A significant advance for therapeutic research.