Éric Fleury, appointed director of the Inria Paris center
Eric Fleury - © Inria / Photo G .Scagnelli
Éric Fleury is taking up the position of head of the Inria Paris research centre as of 1 April 2018. Appointed by François Sillion, Inria's acting CEO, he succeeds Isabelle Ryl who is joining the institute's directorate-general as Deputy CEO for Transfer and Industrial Partnerships.
Éric Fleury has been a professor in the computer science department at the higher education institution ENS de Lyon since 2007. He was deputy scientific officer at the Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes research centre from 2012 to 2017, and head of the joint project team DANTE, in partnership with the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), Claude Bernard (Lyon 1) University and the 'École normale supérieure' (ENS) de Lyon.
His research focuses on network science and the modelling of large dynamic networks (social networks, sensor networks) and the analysis of the diffusion processes within these networks.
He was the Inria scientific leader of the 'i-Bird' experiment within the European project MOSAR, which enabled the recording of the dynamic of close proximity contacts within a hospital and the analysis of the spread of bacteria behind nosocomial infections.
Éric Fleury was also head of the Future Internet of Things (FIT IoT-LAB) platform, an equipment of excellence comprising sensor and wireless communication networks, designed to experiment communicating objects and the Internet of Things.
Éric Fleury is a Knight of the French National Order of Merit.