Artificial Intelligence specialist, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia leads the ACASA team in the LIP6 laboratory (Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris VI) for more than 20 years. He is also Deputy Director of the OBVIL Labex, which makes cooperate Paris-Sorbonne University with University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) on Digital Humanities.
He first studied mathematics and physics to be an engineer. Then he got his graduation in physics (Orsay University), a DEA in Theoretical Acoustics (Paris VI University). In parallel he studied Philosophy — "licence de Philosophie" université Paris I (Sorbonne) — and computer science — DEA IARFA UPMC. During his overall career, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia published more than 350 papers in books, journals and conference proceedings and a few essays about the philosophical consequences of the deployment of ICTs.
He headed during 12 years the DEA IARFA, which was a master of science, specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition. He is now in charge of the Erasmus Mundus master of science DMKM (Data Mining and Knowledge Management) for the UPMC.
He is an ECCAI – European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence – fellow. He is also member of the COMETS that is the CNRS Ethical Committee and the CERNA, which is the Ethical Committee of Allistene.