Vincent Roca @ Inria

I'm permanent researcher, working at Inria, a French public research institute. Member of the Privatics Inria research team that focuses on privacy since its creation, in 2013, I am since end 2019 the team leader. Before that, in 2000-2012, I was member of the Planete Inria research team whose goal was to carry out research in the context of protocol and applications for the Internet. I also spent three years, in 1997-2000, working as an Associate Professor in the Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris 6), in the Network and Performances group.


2020: ROBERT and DESIRE exposure notification protocols to combat COVID-19 (more information)

November 2019: PRIVATICS leadership (more information)

January 2019: Our Inria white book on cybersecurity (EN) is now available (more information)

Research topics

My main research topics are on privacy considerations, in particular for mobile devices and operating systems. It began with the Inria-CNIL Mobilitics project focussing on privacy and smartphones, the PhD of Jagdish Achara, and now continues with the IOTics ANR project on privacy and smart-* devices that I lead, and the phD of Mathieu Thiery. I am now the PRIVATICS team leader.  
illustration mooc vp


Before that, I've spent a lot of time (and continue) working on robust content distribution techniques, and more precisely on transport protocols (e.g. FLUTE/ALC, FECFRAME) and forward erasure correction (FEC) codes (e.g. LDPC-Staircase, GLDPC codes). I am also largely involved in IETF standardisation activities and lead with M.J. Montpetit the "Coding for efficient Network Communciations" NWCRG research group of IRTF.
Here is a synthetic view of what I've done in this domain, from the 3GPP Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Services (MBMS/eMBMS) point of view:


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Inria Rhone-Alpes
655 avenue de l'Europe
38334 ST ISMIER cedex - FRANCE
phone: 04 7661 5216
and by email: vincent.roca at

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