CV of Jean-Claude Latombe

 

1. Education

·     B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, June 1969.

·     B.S. in Computer Science, National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, June 1970.

·     M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Grenoble, November 1972. Thesis: Design of a Computer-Aided Instruction System in Electrical Engineering.

·     Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Grenoble, November 1977. Thesis: Application of Artificial Intelligence to Design Automation.

 

2. Professional Experience

 

Main positions:

·        1980 – 1984: Professor (Computer Science), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées, National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France.

·        1984 – 1987: CEO, ITMI (Industry and Technology for Machine Intelligence), a startup company specialized in Robotics, Vision, and Artificial Intelligence, Meylan, France.

·        1987 – 1992: Associate professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

·        1992 – 2010: Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

·        1997 – 2001: Chairman, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

·        2001 – 2010: Kumagai professor, School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

·        2011 – present: Kumagai professor emeritus, School of Engineering, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

 

Other positions:

 

- Academic:

·        1981: Part-time Visiting professor (Computer Science), University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

·        1986 – 1987: Director, French National Project in Artificial Intelligence PRC-IA (Ministry of Research).

·        Summer 1994: Visiting Summer Faculty, SANDIA National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Summer 1994.

·        Summers 1992 and 1994: Visiting professor (Computer Science), Tecnólogico de Monterrey, Campus of Monterrey, Mexico.

·        Summer 2001: N. Rama Rao visiting professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India.

·        September-December 2004 and September-December 2006: Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple visiting professor, School of Computing, National University of Singapore.

·        January-May 2008: Visiting professor, Programma Líderes Académicos (Academic Leaders Program) Tecnólogico de Monterrey, Campus of Guadalajara, January-May, 2008.

·        Honorary professor, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2009-present.

·        Chair professor, Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia, Asia University Taichung, Taiwan, 2011-present.

 

- Industry:

·        1989 – 1999: Scientific adviser, Elf company (France).

·        1992 – 2001: Member, Scientific Advisory Board, France telecom (France).

·        1995 – 2001: Member, Board of Directors, The Motion Factory, Inc. (Fremont, California).

·        2001 – 2005: Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, France Telecom (France).

·        2000 – 2004: Member, Advisory Board, Upstart Capital (Palo Alto, California).

·        2006 – present: Member, Technical Advisory Committee (Advitech), Canal+ (France).

·        Member of technical advisory boards: mySimon Inc. (1999-2000), Wisenut (2000-2002), Simplylook (2000-2001).

·        Consultant, NASA-JPL (USA), Grumman (USA), Elf (France), CEA (France), Yaskawa (Japan), Tampella (Finland), Design Power (USA), NOVA Management (USA), Pfizer Ltd. (UK), Stottler Henke Associates (USA).

 

3. Honors and Distinctions

·        Endowed Kumagai professorship, School of Engineering, Stanford University, USA (2001-2010).

·        Honorary and Chair Professor, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan (since 2011).

·        Endowed Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple professorship, School of Computing, National University of Singapore (2004 and 2006).

·        Endowed N. Rama Rao professorship, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India (2001).

·        Academic Leaders Program’s visiting professorship, Tecnólogico de Monterrey, Campus of Guadalajara (2008).

·        IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award (2012).

·        Member, French High Council for Science and Technology (2009-2013).

·        French National Order of Merit (Knight level) (2009).

·        Chair, France-Telecom’s Scientific Advisory Board (2001-2005).

·        Elected Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (1993).

·        Honorary Member, French Association for Artificial Intelligence (AFIA) (2004).

·        Chairman, Visiting Committees of Grenoble National Polytechnic Institute (2004 and 2006) and INRIA (2008).