François Arlabosse, Paris, France, graduated in mathematics from the University of Nancy and Paris, obtained a diploma in electronic and nuclear physics engineering from E.N.S.E.M. Nancy, followed by a long and distinguished career in Artificial Intelligence.
François was instrumental in forming Framentec-Cognitech a division of Framatome when Teknowledge spinoff of Stanford University, USA formed a joint venture with Framatome. Framatome changed it’s name to Areva NP, and is a world leader in the design and construction of nuclear power plants, and the supply of fuel, maintenance and modernisation services. Francois was a technical adviser to the main board.
Amongst the many European ESPRIT projects he has contributed to are ESPRIT P387 ‘KRITIC’ Knowledge Representation and Inference Techniques in Industrial Control, ESPRIT I Project 1592 ‘TAO’ A Therapy Adviser for Oncology, ESPRIT II Project 2043 ‘MARIE’, Mobile Autonomous Robot in an Industrial Environment, ESPRIT II Project 2256 ‘ARCHON’ a general purpose multi-agent system architecture for industrial applications and ESPRIT II Project 2152 ‘VIEWS’ a project for the intelligent evalution of computer aided vision of outdoors scenes .
François was appointed chair of a commitee of ERUDIT supported by the European Commission DG III Industry – Esprit Programme as a Network of Excellence and he is also an external assessor for technology projects supported by the European Union, the French and Canadian governments.