Nathalie Drach-Temam Elected President of Sorbonne University
Nathalie Drach-Temam was elected president of Sorbonne University by the University's new Management Board, on Monday 14 December 2021.
Having campaigned on Sorbonne University's REUNIS ticket, Nathalie Drach-Temam obtained 24 votes out of 35. She succeeds Jean Chambaz (2018-2021) and has become the first woman president of Sorbonne University.
On Thursday, December 16, the management boards of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Science and Engineering will meet to elect their respective deans. The presidential team will be completed shortly by the vice presidents elected in January 2022.
Nathalie Drach-Temam's career path
With a background in mathematics, Nathalie Drach-Temam has been a professor in computer science since 2004 at UPMC and then Sorbonne University following the merger. She previously taught and conducted research activities at the University of Rennes 1, the University of Paris-Sud and at Inria. Her area of expertise concerns the design of processors, the brains of any digital system, taking into account both hardware and software dimensions.
She created and led the ALSOC team (Architecture and Software for Systems on Chip) of the Paris 6 Computer Science Laboratory (LIP6 – managed by Sorbonne University and the CNRS) from 2006 to 2011. She also created and was in charge of the Master’s in Computer Science specialty ACSI (Architecture and Design of Integrated Systems) from 2005 to 2009. She has led numerous national and international academic and industrial projects and is currently a member of European and national networks of excellence and experts.
From 2012 to 2016, Nathalie Drach-Temam was a vice president at Pierre and Marie Curie University in charge of career planning and student life, then in charge of education and career planning from 2016 to 2017. She was most recently Vice President of Research, Innovation and Open Science at Sorbonne University from 2018 to 2021.