Current position

Former position

  • Senior Associate Professor in Computer Science at INSA de Strasbourg
  • Deputy Head of the SDC team of ICube
  • In charge of the International Relations of the Mechanical Engineering Department at INSA de Strasbourg

News

  • June 17th, 2021: I’ve chaired the CNRS Normastic workshop on the Web of Connected Objects. Check the program here.
  • June 2021: I am a Guest Editor for the Special Issue on « Knowledge Engineering in Industry 4.0 » of the Information journal. Check the website, the deadline is approaching!!!
  • March 2021: Arrival of a new PhD student, in the framework of an industrial research collaboration, who will work on the proposal of approaches for semantic information retrieval of CAD models
  • December 14th 2020: My PhD student Franco Giustozzi had his viva
  • December 2020: Arrival of a new PhD student, co-supervised by colleagues from Université de Lorraine, with their own funding. She will work on the proposal of evaluation metrics of digital tools for high school students’ orientation
  • October 2020: Arrival of a new PhD student, who will work on « Symbolic Approaches for Explainable Artificial Intelligence », funded by INSA Rouen Normandie.
  • September 2nd, 2020: Participation at the 50th « Café des Sciences », organised by the French Consulate in Buenos Aires (Argentine) on XAI for Manufacturing.
  • June 26th, 2020:  My PhD student Qiushi CAO had his viva.
  • Since January 2020:  Elected member of the Direction Board of LITIS
  • Since January 2020: Scientific Director of the « Big Data and Artificial Intelligence » Master degree of the UFAZ – French-Azerbaijani University (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • Since October 2019: Elected Deputy Head of MISS doctoral school (Mathematics, information science and technology, systems engineering science) for the Rouen site.
  • September 2019: Two keynote speaks about Expainability of AI, in KES 2019 (Budapest, Hugary) and ISAT 2019 (Wroclaw, Polland).
  • Since September 2019:  International Relations Officer for Latin America of INSA Rouen Normandie
  • July 2019: Guest Editor of the Special Issue “Adding Smartness to Systems With Case Studies and Applications“ of the Cybernetics and Systems journal.
  • April 15th, 2019 to April 20th, 2019: Visiting professor at the French-Azerbaijani University.
  • March 15th, 2019:  My PhD student Bruno ALBERT had his viva.
  • February 18th, 2019: My PhD student Pei ZHANG passed her viva.
  • November 6th, 2018: I have been elected member of the Scientific Council of INSA Rouen Normandie.
  • October 2nd, 2018: I have been elected a member of the Scientific Council of the Strategic Cluster for Education and Research in “Digital Sciences” of the Normandy region, coordinator of the 3rd Axis “Connected systems, services and objects”.
  • October 8th to October 13th, 2018: Visiting professor at the French-Azerbaijani University, where besides teaching, I have presented my research works (see here).
  • September 28th, 2018: My PhD student Ali AYADI had his viva.
  • May 24th, 2018 to May 30th, 2019: Head of the Mathematical Engineering department of INSA Rouen Normandie
  • Since January 2018: National representative of France to the Technical Committee 5 « Information Technology Applications » of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing)
  • October 1st, 2017: Arrival of a new PhD student, Mr Franco GIUSTOZZI, who is working on “Semantic Time Evolving Models for Industry 4.0”, funded by the Normandy region.
  • September 6th to 8th, 2017: KES 2017 on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering and Information Systems has been held, where I served as a General Chair and where I was granted an award for outstanding services to the KES community. (Photos)
  • Since September 1st, 2017, I am in charge of the international relations of the INSA group with Argentina
  • July-August 2017: Travel to Argentina where I have worked at CIFASIS and visited the National University of Rafaela. (Photos, Video)
  • May 1st, 2017: Arrival of a new PhD student, Mr Qiushi CAO, who is working on the “Semantic Technologies for the Modeling of Distributed Preventive Maintenance for an SME Network in the Framework of Industry 4.0”, co-supervised by Christoph REICH from the Hochschule Furtwangen in Germany, funded by the Interreg HALFBACK project.
  • April 19th 2017: Invited keynote speech about « Ontologies and Image Analysis and Interpretation » at the 2nd Workshop on Image Processing 2017, organised by CRNS (Centre de Recherche Numérique de Sfax), Tunisia. (Photos, Poster)
  • Since March 1st, 2017, I am the head of the MIND team at the LITIS laboratory
  • On January 31st, 2017, we have received confirmation of the grant asked in the framework of an Offensive Sciences Interreg project called HALFBACK, in collaboration with my former school (INSA Strasbourg), the University of Strasbourg and the Hochschule Furtwangen.