Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau

Deputy CEO for Science
J-F. Gerbeau
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Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau was appointed Deputy CEO for Science by Inria CEO Bruno Sportisse.


Member of the Executive Board, the Deputy CEO for Science assists the CEO in conducting and supervising research activities. In this capacity, he organizes and coordinates scientific foresight work and promotes the emergence of new research orientations, supervises all the creation, monitoring, evaluation and termination processes of Inria project teams and Inria Project Labs. He coordinates partnerships with research and higher education institutions. He is in charge of recruitment policy in his area of responsibility. He follows the work of the evaluation commission, prepares and follows the meetings of the scientific council.

Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau is a research director at Inria and an adjunct professor at École Polytechnique. A civil engineer, he holds a PhD in applied mathematics from the French École des Ponts et Chaussées (1998) and obtained his habilitation thesis at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) in 2003. He completed a post-doctorate fellowship at the Swiss École Polytechnique fédérale in Lausanne (1998-1999). In 2008 and 2009, he was a visiting professor at Stanford University.

His research focuses on mathematical modelling and numerical simulation. He is particularly interested in blood flow, cardiac electrophysiology, magnetohydrodynamics of liquid metals and free surface flows. He has been a member of eight editorial committees of scientific journals and books and has held several collaboration contracts with companies in the biomedical field. He has supervised seventeen doctoral dissertations and published some sixty articles in international journals and a book by Oxford University Press.

His work has been earned him the CS prize for applied mathematics by Communications and Systems (2002) shared with Claude Le Bris and Tony Lelièvre, the Pierre Faurre Prize (2008) awarded by the French Academie des sciences, and the Alcan Prize awarded by the French Academie des sciences (2010, shared with Tony Lelièvre).

At Inria, he was head of the REO project team for 12 years. He served as a member of the Inria evaluation committee from 2009 to 2017, and as a Deputy Director for Science of the Paris-Rocquencourt research centre from 2012 to 2017.

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