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Charlotte Renauld - 4/01/2016

Bertrand Braunschweig appointed Director of the Inria Saclay–Île-de-France research centre

Antoine Petit, Inria CEO, has appointed Bertrand Braunschweig as Director of the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre as of 1 January 2016.

Previously Director of the Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre from 2011 to 2015 and advisor to the Inria CEO in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Bertrand Braunschweig has just taken up his new position at the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre. He replaces Nozha Boujemaa, who has been appointed advisor to the Inria CEO in the field of Big Data.

Bertrand Braunschweig is an ENSIIE engineer with a doctorate from Paris-Dauphine University, and holds an accreditation to supervise research (HdR) at Paris VI University. Following a career as a researcher in systems dynamics and artificial intelligence in the oil industry, he joined IFP Energies Nouvelles to head their artificial intelligence research activities. 

Then, for a period of around ten years, he coordinated European and international projects for the definition of the CAPE-OPEN interoperability standard for process modelling and simulation, for which he received the first "CAPE recent achievement award" from the European Federation of Chemical Engineering in 2006.  

President of the French Artificial Intelligence Association for four years, Bertrand Braunschweig was also president of the French Federation of Information Science and Technologies Associations (ASTI) from 2006 until early 2008.

Involved in the French National Network for Software Technologies (RNTL) ever since its creation at the beginning of the 2000s, he joined the French National Research Agency (ANR) in 2006 as head of several programmes, then, from January 2009, as head of the ICST department. An expert for the European Commission, he is the author of over 100 publications and five books.

During his mandate as Director of the Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique centre between 2011 and 2015, he was notably academic vice-president of the IRT b<>com (Institute of Research and Technology), president of COREB (the conference of research bodies in Brittany) for two years, president of the Biogenouest scientific interest group for one year, and member of the steering comittee of the COMUE Université Bretagne Loire project.

Bertrand Braunschweig has been Director of the Inria Management School since 2012.

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