The IRISA unit (Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires = Institute of computing and randomised system research) was founded in 1975. It is a combined research unit specialising in computing, automated systems and robotic signals/imagery. Through its comprehensive work in these fields, IRISA has established itself as the leading research laboratory in Brittany. It has a strong presence within the campuses of Rennes, Vannes, Lannion and Brest.
800 people, 40 teams, 7 departments (Large Scale Systems/Networks, telecommunications and services/Language and Software Engineering/Digital signals and imaging, robotics/Media and communications/Data and knowledge management) all combine to offer leading digital science services to the world of health, the environment, transport, multimedia, industry...
By associating 8 administrative institutions(CentraleSupélec, CNRS, ENS Rennes, IMT Atlantique, Inria, INSA Rennes, Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS), Université de Rennes 1),the Breton laboratory has positioned itself as a research centre of excellence, serving the Science, Telecommunications, Data and Communications fields by focusing on scientific priorities including bio-digital data, security systems, new software architecture (Manycores, Cloud computing) and virtual reality.
The four IRISA teams at ENSSAT include, notably, teacher/researchers from ENSSAT and the IUT in Lannion.