Local organising committee
Dr Odile Abraham graduated in 1990 at the École des Travaux Publics de l’État (ENTPE, France). She obtained a M.Sc. in acoustics in 1990 at the École Centrale de Lyon (France) and a PhD at the University of Wales College of Cardiff (UK) in 1993 in structural dynamics. She integrated Ifsttar (ex-LCPC) in 1993 and started to work in applied geophysics and non-destructive testing. She obtained her “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in 2004. She is a specialist in investigation techniques based on mechanical waves and its major fields of interest are: surface waves, non-contact ultrasonics measurements, propagation in very heterogeneous media. She is a member of the Permanent Scientific Board of the French Confederation of Non-destructive Testing (COFREND). She has contributed to the creation of MUSC laboratory (non contact ultrasonics measurement lab) at Ifsttar. She has co-organized the International Symposium on Non-destructive testing in civil engineering in 2009 (Nantes). Since 2015, she is the Director of the Geophysics and Non Destructive Evaluation laboratory at Ifsttar. She is the coordinator of the European H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 INFRASTAR project.
Ahmed LOUKILI is a full professor in civil Engineering and titular of International Edycem Chair at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) from which he obtained his PhD in 1996. He received in 2009 the first prize of research awarded by French Federation of civil engineering. His research interests mostly deal with durability mechanics of concrete and he authored over 80 papers in international journals and edited 2 books. He is currently member of editorial board of Cement and concrete Composites. Since 2017, he is director of doctoral School of Engineering Sciences.
Mario Südholt is a full professor in Computer Science at IMT Atlantique, France, where he holds the chair in Software Engineering and Programming Languages. He holds an MSc from U. of Koblenz, Germany, a PhD from TU Berlin, Germany, and a habilitation from U. of Nantes, France. His research interests focus on large-scale, typically distributed, software systems, their formal definition, compositional properties, efficient implementation, and corresponding support in programming languages. He applies his results mainly to problems involving information systems, the Cloud and the health sector. He is a member of the steering committee of the scientific journal Programming and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Since 2017, he oversees the doctoral studies within the Nantes region, currently as vice director of the doctoral school MathSTIC.
From 2011 to 2013, Prof. Südholt chaired the international California-based association for Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD), that also managed the AOSD conference. From 2009 to 2017, he led the research team ASCOLA, a team affiliated to IMT Atlantique, INRIA and the LS2N scientific organizations.