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Onlife Manifesto: Being human in a hyperconnected era

Jean-Gabriel GANASCIA


Jean-Gabriel GANASCIA registered to attend the Onlife Manifesto: Being human in a hyperconnected era Event

LIP6- University Pierre and Marie Curie
Professor University Pierre et Marie Curie

Jean-Gabriel GANASCIA is professor at University Pierre and Marie Curie and head of the ACASA-LIP6 team. He first studied mathematics and physics to be an engineer. Then he got his graduation in physics (Orsay University), a DEA in Theoretical Acoustics (Paris VI University). In parallel he studied Philosophy — "licence de Philosophie" université Paris I (Sorbonne) — and computer science — DEA Paris VI university. In 1980, he obtained a CNRS scholarship to prepare a doctorate on Knowledge-Based Systems applied to sedimentary geology. He got his “Doctorat d'ingénieur” in 1983. After that, he pursued his research on machine learning from both a theoretical view and a practical one until he obtained his “Thèse d'état” in 1987.

Jean-Gabriel Ganascia was successively named assistant professor at Orsay University (Paris XI) (1982), "Maître de conférence" at Orsay University (1987) and Professor at University Pierre and Marie Curie (1988). He was also program leader in the CNRS executive from November 1988 to April 1992 before moving to direct the Cognitive Science Coordinated Research Program (1993-1994) and head the Cognition Sciences Scientific Interest Group since January 1995 until 2000.

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.

He is member of the Labex OBVIL, which makes cooperate Paris-Sorbonne University and University Pierre and Marie Curie on Digital Humanities.

Last few years, his researches focused on Cognitive Modeling, Computational Epistemology, Digital Humanities and Computational Ethics. He was also active in Computer Ethics. During his overall career, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia published more than 350 papers in books, journals and conference proceedings.

Lastly, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia is an ECCAI – European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence – fellow and he is member of the COMETS that is the CNRS ethical committee.

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