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The inria

Welcome to INRIA Sophia Antipolis


French national institute for research in computer science and control

French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control

The INRIA


French national institute for research in computer science and control1

French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control

  • An institute at the heart of Information and Communication Science and Technology (ICST)

    • Researching

    • Experimenting

    • Sharing and transmitting

    • Creating points of reference

  • A public scientific and technological institute under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry


Icst and society

ICST and society

  • A source of innovation in all human endeavors

    • Telecommunications, media, engineering, commerce, leisure, education, health, transportations, environment, finance…

  • A crucial economic role

  • A profound social and cultural impact

  • A continuous change

    • Advances stemming from research

    • Constant demand for new applications


Icst and research

ICST and Research

  • Not just a set of tools but a matter of knowledge

  • A young discipline that brings forth complexscientific problems

  • A strong interaction with all other scientific fields

  • New ethical issues

  • International competition

  • Considerable training needs


Scientific positioning

Scientific positioning

  • Strong theoretical background

    • Automatic control, signal and image processing

    • Numerical Analysis

    • Applied Probabilities

    • Discrete mathematics, combinatorics, cryptography

  • Technology transfer

    • Development of software prototypes

    • Creation of start-up companies

    • Participation in the elaboration of norms

    • Classes in Universities (Master)


Key figures

Key figures

A work force of 3,200

Including 1600 on INRIA payroll

Feb 2004

  • 2,400 scientists

  • 400 Full-Time research positions

  • 800 Doctoral candidates

  • 130 Post-docs

    • 200 Expert engineers

    • +450 Staff from the University

    • +1000 Scientific visitors

  • 685 engineers, technical and administrative

6 Research Units

Budget: 123,4 M€ (tax not incl.)

including27,3 M€ from contracts, software licenses, etc.


Scientific production 2003

Scientific Production 2003

  • 2000 scientific publications

  • 20 international conferences organized

  • 3500 attendees

  • 60 start-ups, 7 created 2003

  • 800 ongoing research contracts, 300 signed in the year

  • 150 softwares in free access or licensed


Industrial contracts

Industrial Contracts

  • Private sector + french gvt : 44 % Private sector + european : 21 % Private sector companies : 35 %

  • Telecom/multimedia : 42 % Healthcare: 11 % Engineering, transport, environment : 26 % Other : 21 %

  • Telecom/multimedia : 58 % Healthcare : 9 % Engineering, transport, environment : 21% Other : 12 %

Amount / Number / Origin


The research units

The Research Units

Rocquencourt

Loria

Irisa

Rhône-Alpes

Futurs

Sophia Antipolis


Diversity and relevance of inria s research fields

Diversity and relevance of INRIA’s research fields

  • Communicating systems

  • Cognitive systems

  • Symbolic systems

  • Numerical systems

  • Biological systems

  • Important and recognized scientific and technological results


Mid term scientific challenges

Mid-term Scientific Challenges

  • Conceive and master future infrastructures of networks and services.► architectures, protocols, modeling, optimization, planning monitoring and management of communication networks

  • Develop the processing and transmission of multimedia data

  • Guarantee the security and reliability of software-based Sys

  • Couple data and models for control and simulation of Sys

  • Combine simulation, visualization, and interaction

  • Model the mechanisms of life

  • Integrate ICST into medical technologies


Organization of research project teams

Organization of research: Project-teams

  • Scientific and financial management unit

  • Project-teams

    • Between 10 and 25 scientists

    • A strong thematic unity

    • Medium term work program and objectives

    • Scientific and financial autonomy

    • Links and collaborations with industrial and academic partners in France and worldwide

    • A rigorous evaluation of the results and a limited duration


Project teams and research fields

Project-teams and Research Fields

  • 160 Project teams

  • Communicating systems39

  • Cognitive systems34

  • Symbolic systems33

  • Numerical systems41

  • Biological systems13


Technology transfer an economic ambition

Technology transfer, an economic ambition

  • Research with an eye on business

  • An essential element of the Institute’s culture

  • Objectives

    • Lower the transfer time between an idea and its marketing

    • Optimizing the economic impact on the short, medium and long terms

    • Creating standards to achieve technological breakthroughs

  • This transfer policy is asserted in INRIA’s strategic plan: “Building strong partnerships with major French and foreign companies that are leaders on their market”


Working and talking with companies

Working and talking with companies

  • A long standing experience in terms of relations with the economic sector

    • Over 800 ongoing research contracts (Jan. 1st, 2004)

    • Participation in over 250 European projects, mainly with industry

    • Software distribution (contracts and open source)

  • Continuous exchanges

    • INRIA-Industry meetings

    • Technological partnership clubs with small and medium-sized companies

    • Welcoming engineers from industry


Various ways of collaborating with inria

Various ways of collaborating with INRIA

  • Framework agreements

  • Contracts: research, studies, consultancy

  • Software licenses for evaluation purposes

  • Exploitation and co-ownership contracts

  • Commercial licenses

  • Corporate R&D actions

  • Consortiums

  • Industrial post-docs


International relations 1

International relations (1)

  • Collaborations with European research centers and industry

    • Participation in more than 250 European projects

    • ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics)

    • AIR&D Joint virtual laboratory on ambient intelligence (INRIA, Philips, Thomson)

  • Joint laboratories

    • Franco-Russian Liapunov Institute

    • LIAMA Franco-Chinese laboratory

    • France-Hong Kong center for Financial and Insurance Engineering

    • INRIA-Hongkong University Joint Research Center

    • LAFMI Franco-Mexican laboratory


International relations 2

International relations (2)

  • International standards

    • Hosting the W3C

    • Participation at the IETF

  • International Cooperation in Research

    • NSF

    • Involvement in Asia

    • Participation with CIMPA in Africa

    • Intership program


A research unit created in 1984

A Research Unit created in 1984

INRIA Sophia-Antipolis


Director michel cosnard deputy manager guy sergeant

Research Activities:

Project committee Chairman: Jean-Daniel Boissonnat

Vice-chairman: Nicholas Ayache

Training

Thierry Vieville Bernard Mourrain

Library

Odile Luguern

Human ResourcesGeneviève Lago

Administration Martine Boissonnat

Computing Services

Daniel Terrer

General Affairs

Moncef Mlouka

Director : Michel CosnardDeputy ManagerGuy Sergeant

Sophia Antipolis Research Center

Public Relation and valorization:

Philippe Mussi

Industrial Relations Céline Serrano Stéphane Dalmas

  • InternationalRelations

    Rachid Deriche

  • Communication

  • Jacqueline Tchobanian

  • Rose-Marie-Cornus


The inria

Sophia Antipolis Research Center

  • - 20 years

  • - 30 Research teams in Information and Communication Science and Technology (ICST)

  • - 500 persons including 200 permanent staff,

  • 140 researchers and PhD from 42 different foreign countries


Personnel

Civil Servants

INRIA Researchers 92

Researchers from other laboratories 45

Engineers40

Administrative Staff35

Total212

Non Civil Servants

PhD 150

Post-PhD and specialized Engineers 75

External Collaborators 35

Foreign Visitors 28

Total288

Personnel

Total 500


The inria

In partnership

  • With :

  • . University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS

  • . Universities of Marseille and Montpellier

  • . CIRAD and INRA

  • . Ecole des Mines de Paris, l’Ecole des Ponts, l ’Ecole des Télécomunications et EURECOM

  • . ENS

  • . Cermics

  • . Paris VI et le CNRS

  • . Lorraine (Omega),

  • . Rhône-Alpes (Planète)


30 research teams grouped in 5 research themes

30 research teamsgrouped in 5 research themes

  • Communicating systems : 5

    • Distributed systems and software architecture

    • Networks and telecoms

    • Embedded systemsand mobility

    • Architecture and compiling

  • Cognitive systems :4

    • Statistical modeling and machine learning

    • Perception, indexing and communication for images and video

    • Multimedia data: interpretation and man-machine interaction

    • Image synthesis and virtual reality


The inria

30 research teamsgrouped in 5 research themes

  • Symbolic systems : 7

    • Reliability and safety of software

    • Algebraic and geometric structures, algorithms

    • Management and processing of language and data

  • Numerical systems : 7

    • Control and complex systems

    • Grids and high-performance computing

    • Optimisation and inverse problems for stochastic or large-scale systems

    • Modeling, simulation and numerical analysis

  • Biological systems : 5

    • Modeling and simulation in biology and medicine


The inria

Inria Sophia Antipolis Industrial Relations

  • Contracts and partnerships:

  • Throughconsultancy, research, licence contrats know-how transfer

  • Through national R&D programs (RNRT, RNTL, RNTS, PREDIT, …)

  • Through European funded programs (FP)

  • . 33 research contracts with industrial funding (ongoing in 2002)

  • . 7 with government funding

  • . 11 with European funding

  • . 17 commercialisation contracts . 12 patents

  • A wide range of partners:

  • Regional : Alcatel Space, RealViz, Esterel Technologies, INRA, Ifremer, Gemplus

  • CSTB, Simulog, FT R&D...

  • National : Dassault Aviation, Astrium, CNES, Philips, RATP, Crédit Agricole,

  • EDF, GDF, Airbus, Bull, GEMS, Sagem, BRGM, CEA,...

  • International : Hitachi, Mirada Solutions, Mentice, Medtroni


Start up of inria sophia antipolis

Start-up of INRIA Sophia Antipolis

SIMULOG : Scientific computing, products lifecycle management, systems performance

ERGOMATIC : Ergonomics of man-machine interfaces

ILOG : Advanced software components (visualization, optimization, intelligent agents)

ISTAR : Aerial and satellite image processing, digital mapping

REALVIZ : Digital effects and computer animation

Activia Network: Content delivery networks

Udcast: IP applications and broadcast links


And also

And also

  • Esterel Technologies : Solutions for embedded software, SOC design validation and verification

  • Infobjects : Managing and sharing complex and heterogeneous information

  • Quantificare : Medical image analysis for pharmaceutical applications

  • Geometry Factory: Software components for computational geometry


The inria

French, European and international organizations hosted by the research unit-CMA: Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées. Joint laboratory with Ecole des Mines de Paris - CERMICS: Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Mathématiques, Informatique et Calcul Scientifique. Joint laboratory with Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées- ERCIM : European Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - W3C : World Wide Web Consortium

European and international relations

. 245 foreigners (40 researchers, 75 PhD students, 30 post-PhD, 50 invited scientists and 50 students)

. 42 nationalities

. 34 international collaborations (IST, HPMT, EEC, EVK4, PAI)


Training and knowledge dissemination

Training and knowledge dissemination

  • Training through research

  • 150 PhD and students

    • Complementary training : courses at ESSI, ISIA , thematic seminars, Colloquium (scientific conferences)

    • Activities in computing engineery, training in industrial companies

    • Most advanced equipement

  • Post-doctoral training

    • Welcoming young foreign researchers

    • Post-doctoral periods abroad

    • ERCIM fellowships in European countries

    • Fellowships for industrial post-docs

  • Teaching

    • University degree courses (DEA, DESS)

    • Engineering schools (École Polytechnique, ENS, etc.)

  • Organizing courses and seminars

    • Setting up INRIA courses, seminars and working groups

    • Organizing national and international conferences


The inria

Library

  • A partnership with I3S laboratory (UMR Cnrs-Unsa)

  • Open to specialized users, it offers,

    • - 34000 books, PhD theses, conferences proceedings, research reports

    • - 320 specialized reviews covering all the research themes (including 230 on line)

    • specialized bibliographies on ligne

    • Access to resources of Inria – Unsa libraries

    • - Web site , library portal

    • http://www-sop.inria.fr/dias/

  • A participation in the following networks:

    • Bibliothèques françaises de mathématiques (RNBM)

    • Bibliothèque Nationale (BNF) - pôle associé Informatique


Inria in provence alpes c te d azur

INRIA in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

  • Scientific  Partnerships:

  • Joint research teams with:

    • Ecole des Mines (CMA - Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées)

    • UNSA (Université de Nice) et CNRS

    • Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (CERMICS)

    • Université de Provence

  • Collaborations with:

    • Laboratories of Nice Sophia Antipolis university

    • Institut Eurecom

    • Universities of Marseille, Provence and Méditerranée,

    • Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur,

    • Observatoire Océanographique de Villefranche (Paris VI) Ifremer, IMT etc.

  • Institutional Partnerships

    • R3T2 , médiathèque (IRIS)

  • Participation to professional clubs or associations:

  • - Telecom Valley, PERSAN, Club HiTech, Pôle Santé, ImeT, MITSA, Méditerranée-Technologie…


  • Research in com at inria sophia

    Research in “Com” at INRIA-Sophia

    • Theme Com A : Distributed systems and software architectureOASIS - Active objects, semantics, Internet and security

    • Theme Com B : Networks and telecoms

    • MAESTRO - Models for the performance analysis and the control of networksMASCOTTE - Algorithms, simulation, combinatorics and optimization for telecommunicationsPLANETE - Protocols and applications for the Internet

    • Theme Com C : Embedded systems and mobility

    • MIMOSA - Migration and mobility : semantics and applicationsTheme Com D : Architecture and compiling


    Research in com b at inria

    Research in “Com B” at INRIA

    • Theme Com B : Networks and telecoms

    • ARES - Architectures of networks of servicesARMOR - Architectures and network modelsDISTRIBCOM - Distributed and Iterative Algorithms in Management and Signal Processing for TelecommunicationsGYROWEB - Dynamic graphs and the web graphHIPERCOM - High performance communicationMADYNES - Management of dynamic networks and servicesMAESTRO - Models for the perf. analysis and the control of networksMASCOTTE - Algos, simulation, combinatorics and optim. for telecomsPLANETE - Protocols and applications for the InternetRAP - Networks, Algorithms and ProbabilitiesTREC - Theory of networks and communications


    Modeling performance evaluation and control of networks

    Modeling, Performance Evaluation and Control of Networks

    The MAESTRO project-team


    The maestro project

    The MAESTRO Project

    • Created end 2003. Head: Philippe NainJoint with U. Montpellier 2

    • Sequel of MISTRAL (1993-2003) headed by F. Baccelli

    • Personnel (2003-2004)

    • 5 permanent staff

    • 2 post-doc fellows

    • 2 research engineers (under contract)

    • 8 PhD students

    • 4 Master interns

    • 20+ scientific visitors


    The maestro project ctd

    The MAESTRO Project (ctd)

    • Publications (1999-2002)2003

    • 6 PhD theses2

    • 56 journal publications8

    • 70 conference publications18

    • 2 books + 2 book chapters1

    • 24 technical reports3

    • 25 contract deliverables-


    Industrial contracts maestro

    Industrial contracts MAESTRO

    • 9+ Research Grants 2000-2003

    • Main sources of funding:

    • RNRT: National Network for Research in Telecom

    • France Telecom R&D programs for Research Collaborations

    • Form of the funding

    • Grants for post-doctoral fellows / trainees / research engineers

    • (rarely) PhD grants


    Industrial contracts maestro ctd

    Industrial contracts MAESTRO (ctd)

    • Research themes

    • France Telecom R&D

    • Analysis of TCP. Throughput, loss process

    • Game theory for non-cooperative routing and pricing

    • Resource allocation in UMTS networks

    • Alcatel Space

    • Simulation of TCP networks, access control methods

    • QoS of TCP/ATM on satellite networks

    • Resource allocations for satellite networks (w/ MASCOTTE)


    Industrial contracts maestro ctd1

    Industrial contracts MAESTRO (ctd)

    • Cegetel – Delta Partners

    • Performance evaluation environment – fast simulations

    • Large consortiums

    • Project VTHD++ : “Really Very Large Bandwidth”

    • Development of Wagon: traffic analyzer and generator

    • for data, multimedia, voice traffic

    • Experimentation on the VTHD 2.5 Gbps platform


    Industrial contracts maestro ctd2

    Industrial contracts MAESTRO (ctd)

    • Scientific outcome of the projects

      • Publications

      • Participation in (commercial?) software

      • Patents

      • IETF Proposals


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