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Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board (IAB), under the chairmanship of project co-ordinator, meets, twice a year, to offer perspectives on a broad range of matters of concern to the DRIHMS project.

IAB members are invited to comment on strategic directions of DRIHMS project, and on practical opportunities to ensure the international dimension of the project. They are invited to join in recognition of their experience, positions of international prominence and influence in the HMR and Grid communities, respectively, and their willingness to contribute to DRIHMS project agenda.


Efi Foufoula-Georgiou

Foufoula-GeorgiouEfi Foufoula-Georgiou is a University of Minnesota McKnight Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Chair in Environmental Engineering. She is Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center “National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics” (NCED), and has served as Director of St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota.

Her area of research is hydrology and geomorphology, with special interest on scaling theories, multiscale dynamics and space-time modeling of precipitation and landforms. She has served as associate editor of Water Resources Research, J. of Geophysical Research, Advances in Water Resources, Hydrologic and Earth System Sciences, and as editor of J. Hydrometeorology .

She is currently the chair of the Board of Directors for CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences), a member of the Board of Trustees of UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research), and a member of the Advisory Council of the GEO directorate of NSF.



Evelyne Richard

RichardEvelyne Richard is research director at CNRS. He got a PhD in  Meteorology from the University of Clermont-Ferrand in 1982 and a "Doctorat es sciences" in 1991.

Presently she is the head of the modelling group at the Laboratoire d’Aérologie in Toulouse. Her area of research is mesoscale numercal modelling, orographic flows and cloud and precipitation physics. Presently, she serves as associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society and as member of the MEDEX Steering Comittee, the International ICAM Science Committee and the COPS International Science Steering Committee.



Marios D. Dikaiakos

DikaiakosMarios D. Dikaiakos is an Associate Professor of  Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, where he established and leads the High-Performance Computing Systems Laboratory and serves as Associate Chair of the Computer Science Department.

Dikaiakos received his Ph.D. from Princeton University (1994), an M.A. degree from Princeton (1991), and a Dipl.-Ing. degree from the National Technical University of Athens (summa cum laude, 1988).

His research interests focus on issues of Network-centric computing with an emphasis on Grids and World-Wide Web Technologies. He has served as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Member of the Scientific Committees of several international conferences. His is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence (JUCI), and serves as reviewer in scientific journals and in research projects funded by the European Union. HE has served as National Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the Managing Committee of the Information Societies and Technologies program of the European Union (Fifth Framework Program, 2000-2002). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, USA, and the Computer Society of IEEE, USA.



Thierry Priol

PriolThierry Priol is senior scientist at INRIA. He got a PhD in computer science from the University of Rennes 1 in 1989 and a « Habilitation à diriger des recherches » in 1995.

He carried out research actitivies in the area of parallel computing, parallel rendering and software tools based on the shared virtual memory concept. He was involved in research activities dealing with the programming of grid infrastructures in particular the design of software components for code coupling applications. More recently, he launched a research activity aiming at programming service infrastructres using the chemical computing paradigm.

From 1999 till 2009, he was the scientific leader of the PARIS project-team at INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique. From 2004 till 2008, he acted as the scientific coordinator of the CoreGRID network of excellence funded by the European Commission. From April 2009, he is Deputy Scientific Director assigned to the Research Department and the European Partnership Department in charge of the Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing domain.