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Born in 1947
Nationality : French
[2008 — ](Paris-Dauphine University)
Chief Information Officer
Paris-Dauphine University is a small but renowned university oriented towards Economics, Management, Mathematics for the Decision Sciences, and Sociology of the Organizations. Its Math department got one Fields Medal for a member of the faculty (1994), one for a former student (2010), and one Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize for a member of the faculty (2010).
As a CIO reporting directly to the President of the University, I am in charge of the definition and of the realization of the Information System, and of the IT staff and infrastructure as well.
[2001 – 2008]
INSERM, the French counterpart of US NIH or UK MRC, is a
quite big research institute, involved il all fields of medical and
bio-medical research. With a staff of 13 000 researchers,
engineers, post-graduates students, physicians, post-doctorates and
administrative clerks, INSERM has about 500 research units and labs.
With my team, I’m in charge of Information Systems Security for the
whole INSERM. Our role is to define Information Security Policies,
to popularize them among the researchers and other staff, and to
These tasks encompass scientific and technical surveys in the field
of IT security, audits on the field, i.e. in the labs, experiments
and tests with systems and software, organisation of courses in IT
security and security management.
These activities led me to write three books : “Les systèmes
d’exploitation des ordinateurs” (Computer Operating
Systems), published in 2003, “Systèmes d’information, obstacles
et succès” (Information Systems : obstacles and success),
published in 2005, and “Sécurité du système d’information”
(Information System Security), to be published in 2006, all
by Vuibert, Paris.
[1991 – 2001] Institut Pasteur
A detailed description of these activities may be read in a Report
written at the time.
Besides managing the team, my personal activity included teaching
(especially, teaching programming and algorithmic to biologists),
scientific and technical surveys, consulting for Pasteur teams and
young biotechnology firms spin-off from Pasteur Institute.
My teaching activity led me to write and publish a textbook :
“Initiation à la programmation avec Scheme”, Paris, Technip.
My team played a prominent part in creating and distributing free
software, especially but not only in the field of computational
The total budget I was in charge of was around 13 millions FRF (2
millions Euros), 8 millions FRF (1.22 million Euros) being for the
[1988 – 1991] (CNAM)
CNAM is an University for people already engaged in professional life,
like the Open University in England. The Paris site has 55,000
students and 400 faculty members. The Computer Laboratory is in charge
of providing them with computers, network and software. This lab
played a major role in the introduction of Unix and Internet
in France, but when I joined it, the previous director left two years
earlier, the staff was demoralized and the systems obsolete. I had to
rebuild and modernize, especially the campus network, and to restore
the staff. I did it.
Working at CNAM was a great
opportunity for me, as I was working with researchers in the fields of
computer systems and networks. It gave me a deeper, theoretical point
of view, which supplemented usefully my engineer vision. There I
became a more experienced teacher, too.
[1992 – 1994]
The Fnet association was created in 1992
as a non-for-profit ISP, in fact the first ISP in France.
With the fast growth of Internet activities, it soon
became a business. I didn’t join this business, but
worked for its creation, and later for its incorporation
into the European consortium EUnet, which was finally bought
by the American corporation Qwest to become KPNQwest.
It may look as a hobby, but in fact this experience
was a tremendous opportunity : to learn Internet technical
and economical machinery and to participate in the creation
of an international business.
[1981 – 1988] (INED)
INED is a small but famous research Institute with 220 staff, among
them 80 researchers in various fields, from pure theoretical
statistics to sociology and medicine. Computer science plays a
prominent part here for statistical data analysis. When I joined INED,
I had to create an internal computer center and a network (previously
the computing was made outside). It has been my first VAX experience,
and my first Ethernet network. I introduced modern statistical
software, such as SAS.
At INED I got the opportunity to work with researchers from various
horizons, and to become familiar with social sciences problems.
Learning to program.
I’ve been involved with electronic typesetting problems of different
kinds, so I’ve acquired an reasonable expertise in the field, without
being a professional typesetter.
Since 1996, I’ve been a daily user of Linux, at work and at home. I
have therefore social relations in the free software movement.
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