Bertrand Braunschweig has been appointed director of the Inria mission to coordinate the national artificial intelligence research programme. He will be in charge of coordinating the implementation and monitoring of research support mechanisms within the framework of the national plan dedicated to AI. To begin with, he will be responsible for the creation of a network of actors dedicated to AI, first and foremost the future 3IAs (Interdisciplinary Institutes of Artificial Intelligence), anchored in university clusters.
Bertrand Braunschweig has been head of the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research center since January 1, 2016.
He is an ENSIIE engineer, PhD from the University of Paris-Dauphine and holds an HDR (habilitation to direct research) from the University of Paris VI. After a career as a researcher in systems dynamics and artificial intelligence in the oil industry, he joined IFP Energies Nouvelles to direct research activities in artificial intelligence and to coordinate international projects to define interoperability standards for process modelling and simulation.
President of the French Artificial Intelligence Association for four years, he joined the French National Research Agency in 2006 as head of several programmes, and then from January 2009 as head of the ICST department. He was also Director of the Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre from 2011 to 2015. In 2016, Bertrand Braunschweig coordinated the drafting of the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, published by Inria.