Research Director in Informatics and Computer Science at Inria and Leader of the Wimmics team at the Sophia-Antipolis Research Center (Inria, I3S). Fabien is also the Inria representative at the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) where he participated in several standardization groups. His professional interests include: Web, Semantic Web, Social Web, Ontologies, Knowledge Engineering and Modelling, Mobility, Privacy, Context-Awareness, Semantic Social Network / Semantic Analysis of Social Network, Intraweb, Distributed Artificial Intelligence. Fabien previously worked for the Mobile Commerce Laboratory of Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh and was General Co-chair of WWW 2012 (Rank A+, ~1800 participants), Program Co-chair ESWC 2014 (Rank A, 300 participants) and General Chair ESWC 2015 (Rank A, 300 participants).
Research and Lecturing Background
Oct. 14 - ... : Senior Researcher and Research Director (DR Inria) at Inria.
July 13 - ... : Scientific Leader of the Wimmics joint research team at Inria in the Research Center of Sophia-Antipolis and I3S, CNRS, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (France)..
Jan 12 - ... : Advisory Committee representative (W3C AC Rep.) of Inria at the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Jan 12 - June 13 : Research leader of the Wimmics Research team of Inria in the Research Center of Sophia-Antipolis, France..
Oct. 07 - Dec. 11 : Full-time Researcher in Informatics and Computer Science in the Edelweiss Research team of Inria in the Research Center of Sophia-Antipolis, France.
Jan. 04 - Sep 07: Full-time Researcher in Informatics and Computer Science in the Acacia Research team of Inria in the Research Center of Sophia-Antipolis, France
Jan. 03 - Dec. 03: Post-doc position in the Mobile Commerce Lab (ISRI) within the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I was working on the myCampus project providing context-aware mobile accesses to web services aimed at enhancing everyday life on the campus of a university. It relies on Semantic Web standards for data communication and storage, multi-agent systems and web services for the implementation of services, and personal digital assistants with wireless network connections for access and localisation. See also myCampus final report of 2003.
Thursday 7th November 2002: Ph.D. Defense. I was a Ph.D. student in the Acacia Research team of Inria in the Research Center of Sophia-Antipolis (French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control). My subject was "Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management: ontologies and multi-agents systems for a corporate semantic web.". This work concerned multi-agents systems for the management of a corporate semantic web based on an ontology. It was carried out in the context of the European project CoMMA focusing on two application scenarios: support technology monitoring activities and assist the integration of a new employee to the organisation. Three aspects were essentially developed in this work:
- the design of a multi-agents architecture supporting both scenarios, and the organisational top-down approach followed to identify the societies, the roles and the interactions of agents.
- the construction of the ontology O'CoMMA and the structuring of a corporate memory exploiting semantic Web technologies.
- the design and implementation of the sub-societies of agents dedicated to the management of the annotations and the ontology and of the protocols underlying these groups of agents, in particular techniques for distributing annotations and queries between the agents.
Nov. 01 - Oct. 02: Third year of Ph.D. at Inria and Third year of "Monitorat", in charge of three groups of students from University, first year in Mathematics and Physics for practical work sessions on Java programming. ("Moniteur" : french lecturer's training in 3 years) at Nice University. A "Moniteur" gives an average of 64 hours / 96 hours of lecturing per year and receives training (lessons and practical sessions) from the local public lecturer training institute. Also in charge of a course on Ontologies at "Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines Saint Etienne" - 12 hours - level : DEA (Equivalent to M.Phil.). Finally, two short presentations and one cluster at KMSS 2002.
Nov. 00 - Oct. 01: Second year of Ph.D. at Inria and second year of "Monitorat", in charge of three groups of students from University, second year in Mathematics and Physics for practical work sessions on "Unix and Networks". Also, in charge of two groups of students from University, first year in Mathematics and Physics for practical work sessions on Java programming.
Nov. 99 - Oct. 00: First year of Ph.D. at Inria and first year of "Monitorat", in charge of "Internet, Web and Network technology" introduction course and practical work sessions. Also supervising practical work sessions on some office tools (Excel, Word and Netscape Composer)
Oct. 98 - June 99: Part-time lecturer at West Herts College on BTEc Higher National Certificate in Business Information Technology (Computer's Fundamentals, MS-Office Pack, Support & Helpdesk).
July 98 - Oct. 99: Software engineer for Bull - Integris in offices in Hemel-Hempstead(UK); designing cost-management tools.
June 97 - Oct. 97: Software Engineer (internship) for Toshiba , Yanagi-cho research centre ; in Tokyo, Kawasaki-shi (Japan) ; designing 3D visualization of agents for a multi-agent platform see Plangent web site.
- Running introduction to computer science evening classes (1994-1997), for members of the public.
- In charge of the computer science club of the INSA of Rouen for the academic year 1995-1996
July 2016: student of the LxMLS summer School 2016, the 6th Lisbon Machine Learning School covering a range of machine learning (ML) Topics, from theory to practice, that are important in solving natural language processing (NLP) problems that arise in the analysis and use of Web data.
10-12 July 07: first-aid employee training.
2004-2014: several trainings in Improv / Theater Sport.
Sept. 01 - June 02: Third year of lecturer training for the "Monitorat" organized by the CIES of Nice
02-13 July 2001 ACAI-01 : Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence & EASSS-01 :Third European Agent Systems Summer School Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Sept. 00 - June 01: Second year of training for the "Monitorat" at the IUFM and CIES of Nice
4-8 Sept. 2000: Thematic French Summer School of GdR?-PRC-I3 "Nouveaux défis en Sciences de l'Information : Documents & Evolution", Faculté des Sciences de Saint-Jérôme, Marseille. (New Challenges in Information Sciences: Documents and Evolution)
14-18 August 2000: EASSS 2nd European Agent Systems Summer School in Saarbrucken Germany
Sept. 99 - June 00: First year of training for the "Monitorat" at the IUFM and CIES of Nice
1993-1998: Graduated High School Engineer in Applied Mathematics (Master’s Degree in Engineering) and M.Phil. in Image Processing and Control.
- National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Rouen. Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Graduated as ‘Ingénieur’ (Master’s Degree in Engineering) in July 1998, first rank. The final year dissertation comprising a study of feasibility of a knowledge-based system in the field of architectural conception in the construction industry.
- During the last year I undertook, in parallel, studies for an M.Phil. in image processing and knowledge based systems. Graduated in September 1998, from the University of Rouen, second rank. Presentation of a paper at IC'98 (Knowledge Engineering): "Expertise dans le cadre d'un processus de conception : un exemple en architecture" submitted by Régine Loisel & Catherine Gréboval-Barry. In the proceedings of IC'98 , Nancy, The 13-15 of May 1998, pages 243-250
June 1993: French 'Baccalaureate' with honours, Computer Science option (Equivalent of British A levels, with specialisation in mathematics, chemistry, physics and computer science)
May 1993: Winner of the Special Science Academy Award in the national 'Olympiads of Physics' competition. work on low altitude ozone evolution.