Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year

The R2 lab testbed, part of the national FIT facility, was inaugurated on the SophiaTech campus this year. This new anechoic chamber can be used to remotely perform reproducible wireless network experimentation (5G/software-defined radio). The live public demonstration at the inauguration presented a 4G network being deployed remotely in merely three minutes. For more details see http://r2lab.inria.fr/news.md.

The soTweet project studying the impact Twitter on Media web sites popularity has triggered worldwide media coverage (Washington Post, Les échos, Le Vif, El Diaro, BFM TV, etc.) Details and links are in http://www-sop.inria.fr/members/Arnaud.Legout/Projects/sotweet.html. The results are published in [18].

This year witnessed the publication of three RFCs (7834 [36], 7835 [35] and 7927 [31]). These RFCs are the result of a long term contribution by Damien Saucez to the activities on the LISP protocol and in parallel on Information Centric Networking at the IETF and IRTF.

A third session of the Python MOOC by Arnaud Legout and Thierry Parmentelat has been programmed in 2016 and it was also a very big success: 12954 persons registered to the course, out of them 1603 qualified for the final attestation of achievement. This MOOC is adopted by several universities and engineering schools: UPMC L3 program (200 students), first year in CentralSupelec (529 students), SIO Master in CentralParis (16 students), first year of ESISAR school from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble group (67 students).