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Role ISC Leader
Institution Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires
Address IRISA / INRIA, Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes
Phone +33 (0) 2 99 84 72 35
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Biographical sketch

Albert Benveniste was born in 1949. He graduated in 1971 from Ecole des Mines de Paris. He performed his These d'Etat in Mathematics, probability theory, in 1975, under the supervision of Paul-André Meyer. From 1976 to 1979 he was associate professor in mathematics at Universite de Rennes I. From 1979 to now he has been Directeur de Recherche at INRIA.

    His interests include: system identification and change detection in signal processing and control (until 1995), vibration mechanics, reactive, real-time, and embedded systems design in computer science, and network and service management in telecommunications with emphazis on distributed systems. He has coauthored with M. Metivier and P. Priouret the book "Adaptive Algorithms and Stochastic Approximations", and has been an editor, jointly with Michèle Basseville of the collective monograph "Detection of abrupt changes in signals and systems". He has been co-inventor, jointly with Paul Le Guernic, of the synchronous language Signal for reactive systems design in computer science; he is now a recognized contributor to the topic of formal methods for heterogeneous distributed reactive systems in computer engineering. Since 1996, he has been active in distributed algorithms for network and service management in telecommunications, where he has contributed to distributed fault diagnosis. His current interests include: vibrations mechanics, component and contract based design of embedded systems, real-time architectures, network management, Quality of Service management of Web services, and distributed active XML documents.

    In 1980 Albert Benveniste was co-winner of the IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control Best Transaction Paper Award fo his paper on blind deconvolution in data communications. In 1990 he received the CNRS silver medal and in 1991 he has been elected IEEE fellow. In 2008 he was winner of the Grand Prix France Telecom of the french Academy of Sciences. From 1986 to 1990 he was vice-chairman of the IFAC committee on Theory and was chairman of this committee for 1991-1993. He has been or is Associate Editor (at Large) for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Associate Editor for Int. J. of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, and Int. J. of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems. He is currently member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE. From 1994 to 1996 he has been Directeur Scientifique (Senior Chief Scientist) at Inria. From 1997 to 2001, he has been chairman of the "software chapter" of the RNRT funding programme of the french ministeries for research and telecommunications, for telecommunications (Reseau National de la Recherche en Telecommunications). Since 1997, he has been responsible for INRIA of the joint Alcatel-INRIA research programme and is now chief scientist of the joint Bell Labs-INRIA research lab. He is member of the scientific board of INRIA, in charge of embedded systems area. He is also member of the advisory board of T-Source, a venture capitalist specialist in seed capital for the telecommunications sector, and member of the scientific advisory boards of SAFRAN Group and France Telecom.