Jacques Demongeot
University Joseph Fourier, France

Jacques Demongeot is Dr in Science, Dr in Medicine and Professor at the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. His research covers medical informatics, robotics and theoretical modeling of living systems. He has created the most important French research laboratory, TIMC-IMAG, with about 300 people. His impressive scientific coverage allows him closely working on most of the topics addressed in this research unit. He was nominated as Member of IUF (Institut Universitaire de France) for 10 years (1995-2005), a highly selective national Institute. He has had also major responsibilities at the Ministry of Research for Health Technology programs (1998-2000), at the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific research) and he chaired the national program on complex systems for Life Sciences. In Grenoble, he served as Director of the Doctoral School “Engineering for Life Sciences” over 1994-2002. He has been invited professor in several US universities like USC, UCLA and the University of Washington. He has been President of the European Society for Mathematical & Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) (1997-2000). Among the editorial boards where he served, there are Biomedical Modelling, Measurement and Control, J. of Theoretical Medicine, BMC Bio-informatics, Computational & Mathematical Methods in Medicine. He headed many national and European projects (like ISCAMI, Integrated System for Computer Aided Medical Interventions, and MDMO (Matching of Deformable Medical Objects). Jacques Demongeot received major distinctions: the Arch of Europe Gold Star Award 92, the French national Innovation award (2000), the EC e-Health Award 2003 (2nd Prize – e-Health for professionals, jury CE DG XIII). His publications (more than 160 in journals and 13 books) include among others Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, BMC Bioinformatics, Proc. IEEE, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, IEEE Trans. Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., IEEE Trans Information Tech. Biomed, Math. Biosciences, IEEE Trans. Systems Man Cyber., etc. He holds 6 patents, all transferrced to industry. Eight companies were created based on research activities of TIMC.