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Academy NIDS Structure and Organisation

Academy NIDS Structure and Organization


The Academy of Excellence Networks, Information, and Digital Society (NIDS) is one of the 5 academies of Université Côte d'Azur (UCA).

It concerns communication networks, the processing and modeling of digital information and the study of societal changes induced by the digital revolution.

The Academy includes the Labex UCN @ Sophia and the Equipex FIT and is composed of 10 laboratories / institutions and 2 associated labs.

The Academy's organizational structure incorporates a decision body (Steering Committee) and a consultative body (Scientific Council) that develops an efficient strategic orientation on the basis of centralized Université Côte d'Azur mechanisms.

Coordination Unit

The Coordination Unit is designed to actually manage the Academy. The executive members of the Coordination Unit are:

  • Hervé Delingette, NIDS Coordinator and Head of the Steering Committee, Inria
  • Johan Montagnat, Deputy Coordinator and Labex liaison, I3S
  • , Project Officer, Université Côte d'Azur

Steering committee

The Steering Committee is in charge of the Academy's strategic orientations. It consists of one representative per partner institution and includes the executive members (Coordination Unit). The Steering Committee decides on Academy's budget, strategy and provide support, advocacy and enablement for the projects relevant to the Academy's activity.

  • Loick Menvielle, EDHEC
  • Patrick Musso, GREDEG
  • David Coudert, Inria
  • Benoit Miramond, LEAT
  • Olivier Pantz, LJAD
  • Sébastien Tanzilli, INPHYNI
  • Yannick Thillier, MINES ParisTech
  • Gerald Gaglio , MSHS
  • Zakaria Babutsidze, SKEMA
  • Johan Montagnat, I3S

Scientific Council

The Scientific Coucncil represented by major scientific disciplines in Digital Systems for Humans area acts as consular to ensure continued quality and scientific integrity of the Academy's programs and projects. It provides the Academy with an independent evaluation of its activity and an opportunity to discuss future trends in its research areas with internationally recognized experts.

Chair: Laure Blanc-Féraud, CNRS

Scientific Council Members