Carole Anne Rivière was born in 1971. She is a researcher in sociology, and a psychoanalyst that specializes in Jungian theory. She obtained her PHD in sociology from the IEP and worked as a researcher for Orange Labs. She worked on new forms of communication on the internet in Europe and Japan. She specifically worked on the addiction to internet. Since she joined the Mines-Telecom Institute she worked on innovation regarding new services.