Antoine Petit was appointed Chairman and CEO of Inria for a term of five years on 26 September 2014. Associate Professor of Mathematics and Doctor of Science, University Professor at ENS Cachan, he was formerly Deputy Managing Director of Inria.

Antoine Petit. © Inria / Photo C. Helsly

Antoine Petit joined Inria in July 2006 to head the Paris-Rocquencourt Research Centre, later acting as interim Director of the Saclay Research Centre from March to September 2010. As Deputy Managing Director, he coordinated relations with supervisory ministries and institutional partnerships with research bodies, businesses and local authorities, in France and abroad. He has also been in charge of training through research programmes. Antoine Petit specialises in formal methods, mainly transition system based methods, for the specification and verification of parallel and real-time systems. Antoine Petit succeeds Michel Cosnard who remains President of ERCIM EEIG until the end of 2014.

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