Gérard Berry in 2008
|Born||25 December 1948|
|Institutions||Collège de France
Corps des mines
|Alma mater||École Polytechnique|
Gérard Philippe Berry (born 25 December 1948) is a French computer scientist, member of French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences), French Academy of Technologies (Académie des technologies), and Academia Europaea. He was the Chief Scientist Officer of Esterel Technologies from 2000 to 2009. He held the 2007-2008 yearly Liliane Bettencourt chair of Technological Innovation at the Collège de France. He is currently Director of Research at INRIA and is holding the 2009-2010 yearly Informatics and Digital Sciences chair at the Collège de France. Berry's work, which spans over more than 30 years, brought important contributions to three main fields:
- lambda calculus and functional programming
- parallel and real-time programming languages
- design automation for synchronous digital circuits
Berry is best known as the conceptor of the Esterel programming language.
- Short presentation — French Academy of Sciences web site:
- Biography — Annales des Mines
- Decree JORF #176, 08/01/2007, p12944, text #54: Pr. Berry appointed Associate Professor at Collège de France
- Gérard Berry, L'informatique du temps et des événements, Fayard, Paris, 2013.
- Gérard Berry, Penser, modéliser et maîtriser le calcul informatique, Fayard, Paris, 2008
- Gérard Berry, Pourquoi et comment le monde devient numérique ?, Fayard, Paris, 2008.
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