Nicholas Ayache new member of the National Academy of Surgery
Inria / Photo Y. Obrenovitch
Nicholas Ayache, an Inria research director, has been elected on December 6th member of the National Academy of Surgery.
The National Academy of Surgery is a transversal institution that brings together all surgical specialties and is open to non-surgical doctors and researchers working on interventional practices with therapeutic aims.
Nicholas Ayache, Inria research director hors classe , is one of the world's foremost researchers in the field of medical image analysis and simulation. A graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, the University of California at Los Angeles and Doctor of Science (Paris XI), Nicholas Ayache joined Inria in 1981. There, he created the Epidaure and Asclepios teams. He is a member of many scientific councils and has won numerous awards including the EADS Grand Prize, the Microsoft Prize for Science in Europe and a scholarship from the European Research Council. In 2014, he holds the Chair in Computer Science and Digital Sciences at the Collège de France and becomes a member of the French Académie des sciences. Always cultivating a strong interest in the world of industry, he also supported the creation of five start-ups.