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Marie Collin - 9/11/2010

Jean-Pierre Verjus, Inria advisor, receives an honorary degree from the Grenoble Ecole de Management

Jean-Pierre Verjus

Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes and École de Management des Systèmes d’Information (Grenoble École de Management) organised a scientific workshop on 9 November 2010 in honour of Jean-Pierre Verjus to celebrate his exceptional career spanning more than 40 years in teaching and research. During this workshop, he received the "Diplôme d'Honneur" from Grenoble École de Management.

A distinguished public figure from Grenoble

"An honorary degree is awarded to an emblematic person who has helped us to build up our institution and increase its professional and/or geographical visibility. This person must embody an academic and/or economic function compatible with our field of activity, bounded by our four historical values: MANAGEMENT - TECHNOLOGY - INNOVATION – ENTREPRENEURSHIP" , explains Thierry Grange, director of the Grenoble Ecole de Management.

He continues: "Jean-Pierre Verjus is the first of those to whom we have awarded an Honorary Degree to have truly successful experience in both economics and academics. We have had a long association with Jean-Pierre Verjus, but it is especially since 2004 that we have worked together thanks to his assistance in launching the fourth school of Grenoble Ecole de Management: the Ecole de Management des Systèmes d’Information. (EMSI Grenoble)"

 The career of Jean-Pierre Verjus is a model of what is cleverly called academic entrepreneurship, which we recognise at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He has founded two research laboratories, has been a seasoned leader at Inria, and above all he has been an innovator in training in Information Systems management."

An entire day dedicated to Jean-Pierre Verjus

The workshop "Concurrency and parallelism: from models to systems" brought together speakers on research topics addressed by Jean-Pierre Verjus during his career, namely conversational systems and compilers, addressing and synchronisation in distributed systems and computer networks, specification, design and proving of parallel and distributed programs.
This day is organised by Inria and Grenoble Ecole de Management as part of the "Free Open Source Software for Academia" conference (fOSSa 2010).

Keywords: Distinction Jean-Pierre Verjus Grenoble Ecole de Management Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes