Isabelle Herlin, Director of the Inria Lille Nord – Europe research centre
© Inria / Photo G. Scagnelli
From June 1st, Isabelle Herlin is the Director of the Inria Lille Nord – Europe research centre.
Born in 1960, and a former student of the École normale supérieure de Sèvres, Isabelle Herlin holds a doctorate in computer science and an accreditation to supervise research (HDR) in mathematics from the Université Paris VI. Isabelle Herlin began her career as a research lecturer at this university before being recruited by Inria as a researcher in 1989.
Director of research since 1996, Isabelle Herlin has successively created two Inria research teams. From 1995 to 2005, in the context of the Air project team, she conducted and led work on the processing of satellite images in areas such as agriculture and deforestation. Then, from 2005 to 2016, she led the Clime project team, devoted to the study of interactions between digital forecasting models and data with, for example, applications to air quality, oceanography, meteorology and photovoltaic production. She thus coordinated the Inria Innovation Lab Rain_Nowcast, with the company Weather Measures, on the issue of immediate rain forecasts aimed at farmers and on the risk management of rapid rises in water levels.