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Nicholas Ayache new member of the National Academy of Surgery

Nicholas Ayache 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 EpidaureAsclepios and today, Epione 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, the Inria - French Académie des sciences Grand Prize and a scholarship from the European Research Council (ERC). 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.

Keywords: Medical imaging Biomédical Nicholas Ayache Epione