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Pléiade, a new project team at the interface between biology, IT and mathematics geared towards biodiversity and biotechnology

COM CRI Bordeaux (*) - 6/03/2019

Early March saw the arrival at the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research centre of a new project team, Pléiade, a joint undertaking involving Inria, the INRA and the CNRS. Linking biology, IT and mathematics, Pléiade, run by David Sherman, is the first team within the centre to be set up in partnership with the INRA.


Nayat Sanchez-Pi Nayat Sanchez-Pi, director of Inria Chile - © Inria

Inria Chile

A new era for the Inria Chile center

DIRCOM (*) - 5/03/2019

Inria Chile continues its development in South America. In recent years, with Claude Puech at the helm, she has strengthened her network of contacts and has set up partnerships with investment structures to accelerate the creation of strategies in Chile. Appointed on September 1st as Director, Nayat Sanchez Pi intends to pursue this strategy and implement an ambitious settlement project that includes opening to French partners, the revitalization of the transfer policy and the establishment of a sustainable economic model.



Software Heritage

UNESCO, in partnership with Inria and Software Heritage, is publishing the Paris Call to raise awareness of the preservation of and access to software source code

Morgane Hamon (*) - 26/02/2019

This Call is addressed to all actors, from governments to companies, civil society and developers and inventors who are imagining the next disruptive technologies. Software source code is now an essential heritage for humanity, and there is an urgent need to raise awareness among decision-makers and to recognize the contribution of all software creators to digital innovation.




Start & UP!

denimbo, a new start-up for Inria that makes the development of applications for the IoT more accessible

A. Cortell - 25/02/2019

denimbo is a startup that develops software development tools for the Internet of Things and promotes the use of the Hop.js technology developed by the INDES team. The denimbo IoT Suite solution allows non-specialist developers to master agile development and changes to their business application from end to end, thanks to a homogeneous environment adapted to connected objects, cloud services and mobile phones.




Collaborative project

Inria and Keolis: security through modelling


How can we anticipate security issues on urban transport networks in order to ensure that personnel are in the right place at the right time? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but this is what is currently happening on the Lille metro network, where the project team Inocs has developed an algorithm used to optimise agent's schedules.




Connected ports: another barrier broken thanks to Falco


Set up following the SmartMarinaproject, led by the Eva team at the Inria Paris centre, the start-up Wattson Elements has unveiled technology capable of remotely monitoring boats moored in marinas. The goal of this solution, given the name Falco, was to improve marina management and security while promoting the development of new services targeted at boat owners. 




Calculating with chemistry: François Fages awarded the La Recherche prize


Each year for the past 15 years, the La Recherche prize has been awarded for scientific excellence in French language research within 11 separate themes.

This year, it was François Fages from the Lifeware team who was honoured in the “Information Science” category for his work and publication.



Prosecco: cryptographic protocols in safe custody


In mid-January Inria published its white paper on cybersecurity, highlighting 5 scientific challenges that need to be met for the future. High on the list is the security of cryptographic protocols. This is precisely the playing field of the Prosecco team (Inria Paris). 



Expédition Tara Océan ©S.Bollet / Fondation Tara Expeditions


Innovative Computational Tools for Comparative Metagenomics

Jean-Michel Prima (*) - 6/02/2019

Analyzing plankton genomic distribution in seawater samples could provide valuable information on marine stock and help assess the impact of climate change on this biomass. But in those samples, microbial flora is sequenced without prior DNA separation among individuals. It is like not one, but myriad jigsaw puzzles whose pieces have been inadvertently mixed up in the same box. Comparing these pieces one to another and assembling them properly remains an elusive prospect for lack of adequate software. Funded by French research agency ANR and led by Inria research team GenScale, the HydroGen project has come up with a pair of new tools that will help biologists make sense of the data.



© Inria / Photo H. Raguet Inria / Photo H. Raguet

Security and Privacy

The CNIL and Inria award the privacy protection prize 2018

Dircom - 31/01/2019

On the occasion of the 12th edition of the international Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference, Pierre Laperdrix, Walter Rudametkin and Benoit Baudry received the award for their article "Beauty and the Beast: Diverting modern web browsers to build unique browser fingerprints ". The CNIL-Inria prize rewards research undertaken with a view to creating a trustworthy digital society.