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S. A. - 16/06/2017

Tribute to Roger Mohr

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It was with great sadness that we learned that Roger Mohr passed away on 15 June last. Inria shares in the grief felt by his family and pays tribute to the contribution to the world of research by a great scientist, whose human qualities were recognised by all.

Born in 1947, Roger Mohr graduated from ENS Cachan in 1969. After qualifying to teach mathematics and an assistant post at the University Institute of Technology (IUT) of computer science in Nancy, where he remained until 1973, he joined the University of Nancy as a senior lecturer, then the graduate engineering school INPL - École des Mines as a professor. In 1988 he joined thegrande écoleGrenoble INP - ENSIMAG, of which he became director in 2003 and remained so until 2008. He would later become head of the French research laboratory of Xerox Research Europe in Meylan.

At Inria, he notably founded and managed the MOVI project team until 1999. His work focused on computer vision. Roger Mohr was 70 years old and was very involved in the Inria Alumni network.