Chellali Ryad was born in Algeria and educated in both France and Algeria. He received his Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) degree from Polytechnique Algiers in robotics at Pierre et Marie Curie University (1988, Paris VI). He prepared his Ph.D. degree (1993) in robotics at Robotics Lab of Paris (LRP) from the same University. In 2005, he received the Habilitation Diploma (D.S. degree) from the University of Nantes (Cybernetics Institute of Nantes). He served as a Junior Researcher in 1992 at the French Institute of Transports (INRETS). From 1993 to 1995, he served as an Assistant Professor at Pierre et Marie Curie University. From 1995 to 2006, he joined Ecole des Mines de Nantes, heading the Automatic Control Chair. His main field of interest deals with Telerobotics, virtual reality, and human machine interfaces. Telepresence and Telexistence are also key words of his activity. He authored more than 50 papers in journals and conferences, he actively participated to over 10 European projects in the last 10 years. He received two French awards “Creation of Innovative Companies“ in 2000 and 2005 for his participation to startup companies’ launches.
Biography Updated on 21 April 2009