Brief Curriculum Vitae
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia first studied mathematics and physics to be an engineer. Then he graduated in physics from Orsay University, and got a DEA in acoustics (Paris VI University). In parallel, he studied philosophy obtaining a licence de Philosophie from Université Paris I [Sorbonne] and computer science (with a DEA from Paris VI University). He obtained a CNRS grant to prepare a doctorate on knowledge-based systems applied to geology. He earned his Doctorat d’ingénieur in 1983. After that, he pursued research on machine learning from both a theoretical view and a practical one until he obtained his Thèse d'état in 1987.
He was successively named assistant professor at Orsay University (Paris XI) (1982), Maître de conférence at Orsay University (1987), and professor at Paris VI University (1988). He headed during 12 years the DEA IARFA, which was a master specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition. He is now in charge of the Erasmus Mundus master of science DMKM (Data Mining and Knowledge Management) for the University Pierre and Marie Curie.
In parallel, he has been program leader in the CNRS executive from November 1988 to April 1992 before moving to direct the Cognitive Science Coordinated Research Program and head the Cognition Sciences Scientific Interest Group from January 1993 until 2000.
He is presently a professor of computer science at Paris VI University where he leads the ACASA team in the LIP6 laboratory (Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris VI) and senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.
He is also Deputy Director of the OBVIL Labex, which makes cooperate Paris-Sorbonne University and University Pierre and Marie Curie on Digital Humanities
Lastly, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia is an ECCAI – European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence – fellow. He is also member of the COMETS that is the CNRS ethical committee and member of the CERNA that is the ethical committee of Allistene.
October 2014 - now: senior member Institut Universitaire de France
November 1988 – now: university Paris VI professor, (outstanding class professor)
Responsible for the UPMC of the Erasmus Mundus DMKM master.
December 1992 – 2004: head of DEA IARFA (Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Applications)
October 2000 - October 2001: head of the Cognitive Science Cell (CNRS)
April 1995 – October 2000: head of the « cognitive science » Scientific Interest Group (Ministry of research and CNRS)
January 1993 – February 1994: head of the « cognitive science » PRC (Programme de Recherches Coordonnées) (Ministry of research)
October 1988 – April 1992: member of the CNRS central administration, in charge of the computer science domain
February 1987 – October 1988: University Paris XI – Orsay, Associate Professor (‘Maître de conférence’)
May 1987: Thèse d'état (Habilitation) - Paris South University Paris XI – Orsay
December 1982 – February 1987: University Paris XI – Orsay, Assistant Professor
July 1987: Thèse de docteur ingénieur (PhD thesis), (with distinction) - Paris South University Paris XI – Orsay
December 1983 – June 1986: consultant for GSI – Général de Service Informatique
September 1981 – September 1982: consultant for the Schlumberger Company
September 1980 – December 1982: CNRS fellowships