Jean Roman, Deputy Scientific Director
Jean Roman - Photo M. Sgandura
Jean Roman was appointed Deputy Scientific Director of the Research Department with responsibility for Applied Mathematics, Computing, and Simulation in January 2011. He devotes a portion of his working activity to duties including research coordination, foresight, and scientific leadership of one or more research topics in his field of expertise. He is also in charge of a cross-disciplinary mission concerning Inria's national and international actions in high-performance computing.
Jean Roman was awarded a state doctorate in computer science from the University of Bordeaux 1 in 1989, and is a professor at the Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (ENSEIRB-MATMECA). He has been seconded to Inria since September 2006. His research field is high-performance computing, with a particular focus on parallel algorithms for scaling up, sparse linear algebra, and the creation of scalable digital libraries, as well as the application of these techniques to full-scale, complex 3D simulations.
Jean Roman led the ScAlApplix project-team from 2002 to 2008, before taking charge of the HiePACS at the Inria Bordeaux–Sud-Ouest research centre until September 2011. From 2005 to 2008, he served as chairman of the Futurs projects committee and then as Head of Science at the Bordeaux–Sud-Ouest research centre. He is a member of the Ministry of Research's Strategic Committee on Supercomputing (CSCI) and the scientific council of the French Atomic Energy Commission’s Military Applications Division (CEA DAM).