Engineer and philosopher
An engineer and philosopher by training, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia then turned to computer science and artificial intelligence. In 1983, he defended a doctoral thesis on knowledge-based systems at the University of Paris-Sud (Orsay), and in 1987, also at the University of Paris-Sud, a State thesis on symbolic learning. Professor of computer science at the Faculty of Science of Sorbonne University, he continues his research at LIP6 where he leads the ACASA team. A specialist in artificial intelligence (EurAI Fellow), machine learning and data mining, his current work focuses on the literary side of digital humanities, on computational ethics and on the ethics of information and communication technologies. He is a member of the CNPEN (Comité National Pilote d'Éthique du Numérique) and president of the ethics committee of Pôle Emploi and the orientation committee of the CHEC (Cycle des Hautes Études de la Culture). He chaired the CNRS ethics committee from 2016 to 2021. During his career, he has published more than 500 articles in conference proceedings, books and scientific journals. He is also the author of several works of reflection intended for the general public, the last of which, Servitudes virtuelles, will be published by Éditions du Seuil in March 2022.