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Affiliated Researchers

Oriane Barat-Ginies

Oriane Barat-Ginies has a PhD in international public rights and is a cyber security consultant. Associate researcher at the Strategic Research Institute at the Ecole Militaire, reserve officer for the national marines and former legal advisor to the Ministry of Defence, she has written numerous works, articles and studies particularly about the legal context applicable to cyber attacks, the notion of cyber war, defining cyber threats and the legal status of social media. She is currently preparing a diploma in cyber criminality at the Montpellier Law Faculty.

Danilo D’Elia

With a research masters in International Relations from the University of Rome 3, Danilo D’Elia specialised in defence economy by studying a Professional Masters at Paris 2. Since summer 2012, he has been preparing a PhD at the French Institute of Geopolitics under the supervision of Frédérick Douzet. His research concerns representations and power struggles between public and private sector in the implementation of cyber strategy.  

François Delerue

François Delerue is associate researcher to the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy. François Delerue is researcher in cyberdefense and international law at the French Institute of Strategic Studies of the Military School (Insitut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire - IRSEM) and visiting researcher at the Sciences Po Law School in Paris, he is also rapporteur for the Oxford International Organizations project. He was consultant in cybersecurity and cyberstrategy at CEIS (Compagnie Européenne d’Intelligence Stratégique), a consultancy firm in Paris. He defended his PhD on cyber operations and international law in November 2016 at the European University Institute (EUI – Florence, Italy) under the supervision of Professor Nehla Bhuta. His research was sponsored by the French Institute of Higher National Defense Studies (IHEDN), the IRSEM and the French Ministry of Research. He taught at the International Institute for Humanitarian Law at Sanremo, the Portugese National Defense Institute (IDN), the University of Florence, and the EUI. He was visiting researcher at Columbia University in New-York (2014), and attended the 62nd youth seminar of the IHEDN (2009) and the international law and cyber operations seminar of the NATO School in Oberammergau (2013).

Aude Géry

Aude Géry is preparing a PhD at the University of Rouen. Her work focuses on international law and cybersecurity, including norms of responsible State behavior and confidence building measures. Her PhD is on cyberweapon proliferation and international law. She worked at the Castex Chair of Cyberstrategy and CEIS and is a reserve officer in the Army.

Stéphane Grumbach

Stéphane Grumbach, senior scientist at Inria, is a specialist of data. He has worked on complex data types, such as spatial, statistical, as well as biological data, and has designed a compression algorithm for DNA sequences. His main interests are targeted to topics at the intersection of disciplines. His current research focuses on the disruptions of the digital revolution, particularly on intermediation platforms, which transform data to create new economic and societal means. He is director of IXXI, the Complex Systems Institute at ENS Lyon, promoting cross-disciplinary research to address contemporary challenges, and heads the Dice research group from Inria devoted to the Economy of Data. He has been strongly involved in international relations, has spent eight years in China, first as a diplomat and then in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he headed the Sino-European IT Lab, LIAMA.

Vincent Joubert

Vincent Joubert is preparing a PhD at the French Institute of Geopolitics at Paris 8 University, he is an associate researcher for the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy and the Geopolitical Observatory of the Raoul Dandurand Chair at UQAM in Montreal. His research focuses on analysing geopolitical stakes and representations in the international cooperation strategy of the United States in terms of cyber security and cyber defence. His previous work concerned integrating cyber power as a tool for managing state power in the USA and the national cyber defence strategies of major cyberspace players, as well as the cyber strategies at NATO and the EU.

Dominique Lacroix

With a linguistics background in ancient languages, Dominique Lacroix has worked in journalism, publishing and cinema, as well as producing and publicising documentary films. As Managing Directors for the French Society of Film Directors, she worked to promote authors’ rights (as opposed to copyright) and preserve cultural diversity in audio-visual productions. As authors’ rights and cultural diversity evolved, Dominique started to focus on micro-computing, Minitel and finally the internet, to which she has dedicated 20 years of her career. She has also been a photographer since the introduction of analogue photography.
Her background in language, image and code, both theoretical and practical, gives her a unique analytical approach and vision of the internet. She now works in journalism and artistic/pedagogical research on relations between, on the one hand, the naming industry and, on the other, strategic confrontations in different territories.

Jérémy Robine

Jérémy Robine is a lecturer at the French Institute of Geopolitics (IFG), where he started in September 2016. He is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Hérodote. His research focuses on a vast array of geopolitical conflicts related to the parts of nations reserved - or not - for racialized minorities, and the inhabitants of neighborhoods seen as ghettos. These conflicts include post-colonial and racial issues, problems of delinquency and police violence, and debates about secularism and Muslims in France. During his time as a cartographer at the IFG, he focused on finding new ways to represent and disseminate geopolitical analyses, in the context of the technical revolution (GIS, Big Data) and through the diversity of subjects and territories studied in geopolitics, including in the field of cyberspace.

Kavé Salamatian

Kavé Salamatian has been a lecturer at the French University of Savoie since September 2009. His main areas of expertise are measuring the internet and information theory in networks. He was previously Professor at the University of Lancaster in Great Britain and Senior Lecturer at Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. He has a PhD in information technology from Paris South University, a degree in theoretical information technology, a Masters in telecommunication systems, a MBA in commercial strategy, a diploma in electrical engineering and a maths degree. He has carried out active research into IT security, particularly in detecting cyber-attacks and applied recognition, where his expertise is recognised at an international level. Between 2002 and 2005 he coordinated the RNRT Métropolis project that represented the first French research into the metrology of the internet, which led to the first traffic measuring in France. For several years he coordinated the STIC-ASIE programme between France and Asia for internet measuring. In this context he made several long trips to Japan and South Korea and supervised various PhD students. Since 2011, he has been a guest professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has developed strong research connections with China for the Internet of the Future and has first-hand access to the main Chinese internet players. He has published several articles on Weibo, PPTV and Baidu. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for India’s main communication conference (COMSWARE) and is frequently invited to visit participate. Over the last few years, Kavé has developed multi-disciplinary research into cyber strategy and more generally the science of the internet. He was president of the scientific committee for the first conference on the “Science of the Internet” organised on April 2013 in Brussels. Kavé is also the author of more than 90 frequently quoted scientific articles. He has an H-Index of 22.

Hugo Zylberberg

Hugo Zylberberg is a Cyber Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs where he coordinates the Tech & Policy Initiative. He is also a member of the Chair on Values and Policies of Personal Data at the Institut Mines-Telecom in Paris and of the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy. His topics of interest include the geopolitics of cyberspace and the digital transformation of society from a technical, economic and social perspective. His current work focuses on the role of personal data in electoral processes as well as internet fragmentation. He graduated with a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master of Science from the Ecole polytechnique, worked as a business developer for an open source software company and co-founded The Future Society, an organization raising awareness about the technologies that fundamentally transform the way we live.


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