Chair holder | Nicholas Ayache




Short bio

Nicholas Ayache is a Research Director at Inria. He leads the EPIONE project-team dedicated to e-Patients for e-Medicine. He is the Scientific Director of 3IA Côte d'Azur. He is a member of the French Academy of sciences and a member of the French Academy of Surgery. His 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. In 2020, he received the international Steven Hoogendijk Award. He also received the Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice in 2019, the Inria-Académie des Sciences Grand Prix in 2014, the Microsoft Grand Prix for Research in Europe (Royal Society and Académie des Sciences) in 2008, and the Information Sciences Prize of the EADS Foundation in 2006. He was a laureate of the European Research Council (ERC) in 2012-2017 and received the «Enduring Impact Award» awarded by the scholarly society MICCAI in 2013 in Nagoya (Japan).


Research topic | AI for e-patients and e-medicine 

We are designing and exploiting modern AI methods: (i) to personalize the parameters of advanced models of the e-patient, (ii) to drive e-medicine algorithms on personalized e-patients (i.e. digital twins) for automated diagnosis, prognosis and therapy, in an efficient, robust, safe and explainable manner. We also seek to augment databases with biophysical simulation.