Gilles Kahn

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Gilles Kahn (April 17, 1946 – February 9, 2006) was a French computer scientist. He notably introduced Kahn process networks as a model for parallel processing and natural semantics for describing the operational semantics of programming languages.

Gilles Kahn studied at the École polytechnique (X1964) and at Stanford. He became a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1997. He was president and director-general of INRIA from 2004 to 2006.

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