Vincent Roca @ Inria

I'm permanent researcher, working at Inria, a French public research institute. Since 2013 I am part of the Privatics Inria research team that focuses on privacy. 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.


November 2019: PRIVATICS leadership (more information)

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

November 2018: After the great success of session 1 of our MOOC on Privacy in the digital world, here is the time for session 2... (more information)

October 2016: "Making the smartphone eco-system more respectful of user's privacy is possible: Inria-Eurecom and the FTC Inmobi settlement!" (more information)
October 2014: Awarded the 3rd Applied Research price of the FIEEC (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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