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15/01/2018

Serge Abiteboul nominated at Arcep's Collège

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Research Director at Inria, member of the CNNum and president of the Société Informatique de France, Serge Abiteboul has just joined the ARCEP Board.

On 12 January 2018, the President of the Assemblée Nationale, François de Rugy, appointed Serge ABITEBOUL as a member of the Collège de l'Arcep as of 15 January 2018.

Serge ABITEBOUL is a research director in computer science at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris and Inria and holds a PhD from the University of Southern California and a doctorate from the University of Paris-Sud. His work on data, information and knowledge management - especially on the Internet - and his theories on databases, led him to be nominated as a member of the Academy of Sciences in 2008 and the Europae Academy in 2011.

He has also been a lecturer at the École Polytechnique and visiting professor at Stanford and Oxford University. In 2011, he was appointed holder of the Chair in Computer Science and Digital Science at the Collège de France. In 2013, he joined the Conseil national du numérique, chaired by Benoît Thieulin, and in the same year took over the presidency of the Scientific Council of the Société d' Informatique de France. Since 2017, he has chaired the Strategic Council of the Blaise Pascal Foundation.

Author of numerous publications on data, algorithms and novels, Serge ABITEBOUL is editor and founder of the Blog Binaire . He was curator of the Terra Data exhibition at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie in 2017 and 2018.

Serge ABITEBOUL succeeds Jacques STERN whose term of office as a member of the Collège de l'Arcep has come to an end. Arcep acknowledges Jacques STERN's valuable contribution to the work of the Authority.

The Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP), ensures effective and fair competition for the benefit of consumers in the electronic communications market. Its main tool is called "market analysis". It consists of defining the relevant markets, designating SMP operators and defining the specific obligations incumbent on them, usually in wholesale markets - i. e. markets where operators charge each other for services - to solve the identified competitive problems. The Collège defines the broad guidelines, adopts decisions and opinions on which the general action of the Authority is based.

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