Jean-Daniel Zucker

Jean-Daniel Zucker graduated from the ENSAE National Higher School of Aeronautics and Space in 1995. He then graduated in artificial intelligence in 1992. He got his PhD in 1996 in Machine Learning from Paris 6 University where he became an associate professor focusing on Relational Machine Learning. In 2002, he became Full Professor of Computer Science at Paris 13 University where he started a laboratory on Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics (LIM&BIO) in which he was heading a team on Prediction Analysis for Transcriptomics Data. In 2008 he became a Senior Researcher at the national institute of Research for development (IRD) on the themes of Data Mining and Decentralized AI for Complex Systems modeling. He is now the director of the Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Complex Systems Laboratory UMMISCO (IRD & University Paris 6) that counts 67 permanent staff in France, Vietnam, Morocco, Senegal and Cameroun. He is also heading the Bioinformatics department called INTEGROMICS of the ICAN institute of cardiometabolism and nutrition. His research is focused on AI in finding approaches for the automatic construction of predictive models (supervised learning) or characteristic model (unsupervised learning or “clustering”). His main field of application is today Metagenomics of the gut microbiota and contributed to several European Networks in genetics and functional genomics (Diogenes, METAHIT, METACARDIS,…). His research is developed through International collaboration with Vietnam, China, Taiwan, USA, Italy. He has been posted in Vietnam for 5 years (2011-2015).