June 2005

Jérôme Chailloux Nominated as ERCIM Manager

ERCIM’s board of directors has nominated Jérôme Chailloux as manager of ERCIM during their meeting in Helsinki on 29th May. Jérôme Chailloux was proposed by INRIA, the host of the ERCIM office.

Jérôme ChaillouxThe ERCIM manager is the valid representative of ERCIM vis-à-vis third parties. He is responsible for ensuring that the implementation of ERCIM's general policy is within the framework specified by the membership. Jérôme will be in charge of managing both W3C and ERCIM offices. An important task will be the joint coordination of the ERCIM office and W3C Europe. There is a strong demand on behalf of the ERCIM consortium for an efficiently managed W3C Europe since the ERCIM EEIG members are liable for its activities.

From 1980 to 1987, Jérôme Chailloux was a researcher at INRIA, where he became a research director whilst occupying a number of teaching positions (École Polytechnique, CERICS). He worked in the areas of automatic VLSI circuits, software engineering and knowledge-based systems, and is the main inventor and developer of the programming language Le-Lisp, specializing in artificial intelligence.
From 1987 to 1995, Jérôme Chailloux co-founded the company ILOG, the second subsidiary of INRIA, taking on the positions of Chief Scientific Officer and director. ILOG is a world leader in the production of software components in the fields of optimization, decision aid and visualization.

From 1995 to 2001, he was Chief Information Officer of the genomics company GENSET, which is listed on the Nouveau Marché and NASDAQ stock exchanges. In this role, he decided upon strategy, implemented IT and bioinformatics resources and led one of Europe’s largest teams of bioinformaticians.

Until 2000, he was a member of the Coordination Committee for Science and Information Technology and Communication of the French National Ministry for Education, Research and Technology.

He is president of the Sophia Complexity Association, partner in the investment fund of The Hyper Company, scientific adviser for the companies Genclis, Chiasma and the Thrombosis Research Institute, and manager of the consultancy company CERTICS.

Please contact:
Jérôme Chailloux, ERCIM office
Tel: +33 4 92385010
E-mail: jerome.chailloux@ercim.org