Interim Director, Paris Center of Expertise of GPAI & former Coordinator of the French national AI research programme, Inria
Bertrand Braunschweig is 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 programmes and then from January 2009 as head of ANR’s ICT department. 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.
In 2016 he wrote Inria's first white paper on Artificial Intelligence. From December 2018 til September 2020 he has been coordinating the national artificial intelligence research plan, and since March 2020 he is head of the Paris center of expertise of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence.