8 et 9 novembre 2012 / November 8 and 9, 2012

Jean-Pierre Banâtre

Let's imagine the future

Let's imagine the future




Jean-Pierre Banâtre received his Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Rennes in 1974 and Doctorat d'Etat degree in Computer Science from the University of Rennes in 1980.

His main research interests concern programming languages, parallel programming, distributed systems and software architectures. He has been involved in a number of research projects on these topics. He invented (with D. Le Métayer) the “chemical” model often considered as one of the most promising unconventional models for the future of Programming. He has co-authored  several books in the field of Software Engineering and is the author of a book on Parallel Programming. He has published about a hundred papers in various journals and conferences.

He was head of the Inria research unit of Rennes and of IRISA (joint research unit CNRS, Inria, INSA and University of Rennes 1) from 1990 to the beginning of 1999. From March 1999 to the end of 2002, he was head of the Inria research unit of Rocquencourt. Then until the end of October 2006, he was deputy director of Inria European and International Relationships, particularly in charge of the European Relationships. Since November 2006, he is Director of European Partnerships at Inria.

Jean-Pierre Banâtre has been much involved in the preparation and submission of a major EIT proposal, called EIT ICT Labs, which was among the three laureates chosen by the EIT board. Upto recently, he was member of the "steering board"  of EIT ICT Labs.

He is moreover a great promoter of the ERC (European Research Council) within Inria, where 24 laureates are currently (03/10/2012) hosted (and also 3 other members of joint research teams). Inria is presently the number one in Europe concerning the ranking of research institutes and universities in the domain "Computer Science" with 18 laureates.