Member of the Advisory Committee
Hélène Kirchner obtained her PhD in Computer Science in 1982 and her Habilitation (These d'Etat) in 1985. She entered CNRS in 1982 and became Research Director in 1995. After leading the Protheo project from 1997 to 2000, she took the Direction of the joint laboratory LORIA and of the INRIA Lorraine research center(2001-2007). From 2007 to 2010, she was on secondment at INRIA as Deputy Scientific Director. From september 2010 to 2015, she was Inria Scientific Director of International Affairs, then Scientific Affairs Officer at Direction of European and International Partnerships of Inria. Currently she is Emeritus Research Director. As scientific expert at Inria's International Relations Direction, she advises and supports Inria's strategy in Africa. From 2015 to 2018, she was member of the Board of the French High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education. Her research is concerned with the design and development of safe software: formal specifications, logic and automated deduction, program verification, with a special emphasis on deduction and computation by rewriting and strategies. Since 2005, she applies these techniques to the design and verification of security policies, in particular to access control policies, and to the modeling of bio-chemical processes and social networks with graph transformations.