Inria's Scientific Board

Changed on 16/12/2019

Responsible for clarifying the research policy of Inria, the Scientific Board plays a role as consultant and expert to assist the Board of Directors.

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Its role

Composed of 15 members appointed for renewable five-year terms, the Scientific Board gives its opinion on the major outlines of Inria’s science policy, such as the Strategic Plan.

  • It formulates recommendations based on evaluations of Inria’s areas of research. It also issues opinions on the development of the research centres.
  • It ensures consistency between changes in activity and the scientific programmes conducted at Inria. 
  • The Scientific Board rules on the appointment and re-appointment of research centre directors in coordination with the Board of Directors.

he Scientific Board is currently led by Manuel Hermenegildo, Professor at the Technical University of Madrid, who was appointed on 9 November 2017. He takes over from Kurt Mehlhorn, who had held the post since 2015.

Its composition

15 members (for a renewable term of office of four years).

Appointed members

  • 2 representatives from the fields of computer science and automation;
  • 2 representatives chosen from among the users of computer science and automation;
  • 6 scientists, from among whom the chairman is appointed;
  • 1 representative from the Ministry of Defence;

Elected members

  • 4 representatives of the scientific staff, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff.

His members

Appointed members

  • Manuel Hermenegildo (Président) - Professeur à l'université polytechnique de Madrid ;
  • Gille Barbier - Directeur de « The Family » ;
  • Isabelle Bloch - Professeure à Télécom ParisTech ;
  • Yves Caseau - Directeur de la Digital Agency d'Axa ;
  • Ghislaine Doukhan - Directrice de Safran Analytics ;
  • Julia Schnabel - Professeure en sciences de l'ingénierie à l'Institut de génie biomédical de l'Université d'Oxford ;
  • Patrick Johnson - Directeur de la recherche scientifique de Dassault Systèmes ;
  • Patrick Thiran -  Professeur à la faculté d'informatique et des communications de l'EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) ;
  • Frédéric Valette - Représentant du ministère de la Défense - DGA ;
  • Axel Van Lamsweerde - Professeur au Département de sciences informatiques et chercheur à l'Icteam (Institut des technologies de l'information et de la communication, d'électronique et de mathématiques appliquées) de l'université Catholique de Louvain ;
  • Barbara Wohlmuth - Professeure à la faculté de mathématiques de l'université technique de Munich.

Elected researcher members

Incumbents

Alternates

Liliana CUCU (Inria de Paris)

Juliette LEBLOND (Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée)

Jean-Pierre MERLET (Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée)

Marianne AKIAN (Inria Saclay-Ile-de-France)

Philippe MERLE (Inria Lille - Nord Europe)

George DRETTAKIS (Inria Sophia-Antipolis Méditerrannée)

 

Elected ITA members (engineers, technicians and administrative staff)

Incumbents

Alternates

Rosa BERNAL-CARRERA (SNCS-FSU/SNTRS-CGT)

Mauricio DIAZ (SNCS-FSU/SNTRS-CGT)