Coordinator of the research component of France’s AI plan
Bertrand Braunschweig is an ENSIIE engineer, PhD from Paris-Dauphine University and Habilitation from University of Paris VI. After a career as a researcher in systems dynamics and artificial intelligence in the petroleum industry, he joined IFP Energies Nouvelles to lead the research activities in AI and to coordinate international projects for defining interoperability standards for processes modeling and simulation.
President of the French Association for Artificial Intelligence for four years, he joined the National Research Agency in 2006 as head of several research programs. He then held the position of director of Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre for four years and was advisor to the president of Inria in the field of artificial intelligence, before becoming director of Inria Saclay- Île de France research centre in early 2016 until early 2019.
Since December 2018, he is the coordinator of the research component of France’s AI plan.
In 2016 he coordinated the preparation of Inria's white book on Artificial Intelligence. In the beginning of 2017, he was coordinator of the “Industrialization for Research Results” working group of #FranceIA, the French national strategy in artificial intelligence. Inria spokesperson on artificial intelligence, chairman of several AI projects selection panels, he regularly speaks about AI in the media and in scientific events.