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.


2023: PhD defense of Michael Toth (more information)

2021: Knight of the French Order of Merit (more information)

2021: the CLEA presence tracing protocol to combat COVID-19 (more information)

Research topics

My main research topics are on privacy considerations. I focuss in particular on the privacy risks associated to the use of smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and Web browsers. I'm also co-author, with PRIVATICS colleagues, of the ROBERT and CLEA protocols that were the foundations of the contact tracing and presence tracing features of the French TousAntiCovid app in 2020-2022. I am now the PRIVATICS team leader.  
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Before that, I've spent a lot of time 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 was also largely involved in IETF standardisation activities and led with M.J. Montpetit the "Coding for efficient Network Communciations" NWCRG research group of IRTF.

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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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