Research Director at Inria, the French research Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Nicholas Ayache is the head of the Epione research project team dedicated to e-Patients for e-Medicine, and Scientific Director of the new AI institute 3IA Côte d’Azur. He is a member of the French Academy of sciences and Academy of Surgery. His current research focuses on AI methods to improve diagnosis, prognosis and therapy from medical images and clinical, biological, behavioral and environmental data available on the patient.N. Ayache held a Chair of Professor at Collège de France in 2014 where he introduced a new course on the “Personalized Digital Patient”. Heis the author and co-author of more than 400 scientific publications that received 43,000+ citations (h-index 103+) according to Google Scholar. He co-foundedseven start-up companies in image processing, computer vision, and biomedical imaging and served as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) of Strasbourg (2012-2105). He was a laureate of the European Research Council (ERC) (2012-2017), of the Grand Prize Inria -Académie des sciences in 2014, of the Microsoft Prize for Research in Europe (Royal Society & Academy of Sciences) in 2008, and of the EADS Foundation Prize in Information Sciences in 2006. He is co-founder andco-Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journalMedical Image Analysis (IF = 8.88in 2019).