Norbert Giambiasi

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Norbert Giambiasi has been a Leading Scientist in International Simulation Community. He was Full Professor in University of Aix Marseille and Founder of LSIS (Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes). Norbert was known worldwide as a leader in the field of Modeling and Simulation, and a pioneer of the DEVS (Discrete EVent Specification) formalism. He was director of LSIS for many years as well as member of McLeod Institute of Simulation Science, M&S Net, Simulation Team; he participated as founder of I_M_CS (International Medirerranean Council of Simulation) and one of first members in Liophant Simulation. He has been an expert in the design and analysis processes of discrete event systems, expounding on the interplay of computer science and automation areas.

Norbert Giambiasi received his PhD in 1974 from the University of Montpellier II by working at the Laboratoire d’Automatique de Montpellier (LAM) where he stayed until 1981.
Later, he continued his career as a full Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille where he cofounded the Laboratoire d’Automatique et d’Informatique de Marseille (LAIM).
Professor Giambiasi strongly believed in providing opportunities for both young and established investigators in the field.
In October 1987, he created in Nimes a new Engineer School where he was the Director of Research and Development and founded the research laboratory "Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche en Informatique" (LERI).
In 1994, he came back to the University of Aix-Marseille where he founded a new CNRS laboratory, the Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Information et des Systèmes (LSIS) composed by more than two hundred researchers.
After the LSIS was officially established in 2002, he served as its first director until 2009.
In 2012 he was appointed Professor Emeritus of Aix-Marseille University.
His research accomplishments are well recognized in different areas of modeling and simulation of dynamical systems with more than 400 international publications.
He was the principal investigator of more than fifty research contracts, referee for national and European research projects, member of program committees of several major international conferences and associate editor of international journals.
As a world-renowned expert, he created during his career several international conferences.
In addition to his research activities, Norbert GIAMBIASI was a dedicated professor.
He supervised more than forty Ph.D. students. He provided young people with all his support and very importantly also the credits for their scientific work.
Many of these individuals are now leading researchers and engineers in academia and industry all over the world. Professor Norbert Giambiasi was a strong believer in international partnerships. In 2007, he took part in the foundation of the CIFASIS (Centro Internacional Franco Argentino de Ciencias de la Información y de Sistemas) in Argentina, a research laboratory created to perform collaborative research in the fields of Information and Systems Sciences.
Much of his research was in collaboration with international scientists around the world over the course of his distinguished career.
In 2014, Norbert Giambiasi was honoured by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) with the “2014 SCS Outstanding Achievement” award.
Due to his numerous important publications and mentoring, he was considered as one of the top scholars in the field of Modeling and Simulation. He passed away on November 14, 2016 at the age of 69. Norbert is survived by his beloved wife Claudia and his Academic Family at LSIS, who remain steadfast in continuing his mission. Liophant Simulation, I_M_CS and Simulation Team are proud to establish Norbert Giambiasi Award for Conceputal Modeling Excellence within I3M Multi Conference.

Norbert Giambiasi served as Director of LSIS
Hommage a Prof. Norbert Giambiasi par LSIS

Prof.Norbert Giambiasi Norbert Giambiasi & Agostino Bruzzone discussing of Models Norbert Giambiasi explaining Conceptual Modeling
Norbert Giambiasi presenting Book Norbert Giambiasi at Opening Ceremony of I3M Norbert Giambiasi in PhD Committee with Miquel Angel Piera and other Colleagues
Norbert Giambiasi at LSIS during PhD Defence Norbert Giambiasi in the CAPRICORN Team Norbert Giambiasi at Gala Dinner in Fes with Claudia Frydman, Khalid Mekouar and his wife Prof.Norbert Giambiasi as Key Note Speaker in I3M Prof.Norbert Giambiasi at I3M2010 in FES Prof.Norbert Giambiasi

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Norbert Giambiasi served as Director of LSIS

Norbert Giambiasi was Full Professor and then Hemeritus Professor in Aix Marseille University and Department Director

Norbert Giambiasi was member of Liophant Simulation since beginning in late '90

Norbert Giambiasi was one of the Founders of the International Mediterranean Council of Simulation

Norbert Giambiasi was Director of one of the centers of McLeod Institute of Simulation Science and of M&S Net

Norbert Giambiasi was a member of Simulation Team

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