Jean Gabriel Ganascia


Jean-Gabriel Ganascia
Professor University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France LIP6 Laboratory, ACASA Group Leader Member of the COMETS (Ethical Committee of the CNRS)

Initially focused on Knowledge Acquisition and Machine Learning, his scientific interests have evolved to encompass Cognitive Modeling, Digital Humanities and the design of Intelligent Agents. More recently, he has worked on electronic memory extensions and on the improvements of electronic reading facilities. This has led to researches on literary analysis (genetic criticism, stylistic analysis, study of intertextuality), Scientific Discovery (modeling theories in physical sciences and medicine), musicology and music (detection of recurrent patterns, simulation of improvisations), multi-media, intelligent TV, recommender systems and privacy protection in social networks. For the last few years, he has also worked on the ethics and political philosophy of the information society.  In particular, he has explored the ethical and political structure of our contemporary society by extending the Bentham’s Panopticon, which has been designed for surveillance, to virtual architectures that facilitate “sousveillance” where everybody can watch everybody. Read more