Documents relating to the operation and creation of Cominlabs:
The overall governance of CominLabs is organized as follows.
The Steering Committee (SC)
The Steering Committee (SC) includes the representatives of CominLabs partner institutions (voting members) and the heads of partner labs. It is chaired by the representative of the leading institution. SC is responsible for the overall policy of CominLabs. Yearly, the SC reviews the educational and scientific strategy, roadmap, and funding plans, as proposed by CominLabs head (see below).
All minutes of the SC meetings are available here.
The Head and Executive Board (EB)
The Head of the labex consists of the director and two deputy directors who are in charge of CominLabs management. The Head prepares the documents for the yearly meetings of the SC, and in particular proposes funding assignment to the SC for decision. The Executive Board (EB) comprises, in addition to the Head, six other members (people in charge of tracks, former director). The EB drives CominLabs scientific activities, and tightly interacts with IAC (see below) to select and assess research projects.
Members of the Labex Head and Executive Board (Burex)
- Thomas Jensen (director)
- Pascal Molli (deputy director)
- Christian Person (deputy director)
- Albert Benveniste (past director)
- Patrick Bouthemy (former director)
- Guy Carrault (track leader)
- Elisa Fromont (track leader)
- Colin de la Higuera (track leader)
- Cédric Quendo (track leader)
- Valérie Viet Triem Tong (track leader)
The International Advisory Committee (IAC)
The International Advisory Committee (IAC) is an essential body of CominLabs governance. It requires an active and sustained involvement of its members. The IAC gathers 10 international leaders from academia and industry in the areas of CominLabs. The IAC reviews proposals submitted to the CominLabs yearly call for research projects, advises CominLabs leadership for the selection of the new projects and activities, and evaluates the progress of these projects. The IAC also periodically evaluates the achievements and perspectives of CominLabs, and formulates recommendations to the EB.
Members of the International Advisory Committee (IAC)
- John Baras (head)
- Benoît Dawant
- Jean Pierre Hamaide
- Yang Hao
- Björn Ottersten
- Dino Pedreschi
- Alexander Pretschner
- Catherine Rosenberg
- Alan Smeaton
Former members: Peter Hall, Muriel Médard, Niilo Saranummi, Frédéric Vanborre, Jan Vitek