Bernard Yannou

Ecole Centrale Paris, France


Bernard YANNOU is a Professor of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, co-director of the Industrial Engineering Laboratory of Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP,, France, where he manages the Design Engineering Research Group (25 researchers). His area of expertise is design engineering, more specifically: design automation, artificial intelligence in design, system thinking, design under uncertainty, decision-based design, innovation management, ecodesign, design optimisation, design processes and organisation. He received a M.S. (1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan (ENSC), a M.S. (1989) in Computer Science from Paris-6 University, and a Ph.D. (1994) in Industrial Engineering from ENSC. He is the director of the Innovative System Design and Development last-year Minor curriculum and of the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering of ECP. He is also in charge of the Competitive Innovation Program of ECP-Executive-Education. He has coordinated the publication of 8 books on design and innovation engineering in French language. Bernard YANNOU has conducted research for a number of industrial companies: Dassault Systemes, Renault, Schlumberger, Johnson Controls, Airbus, Eurocopter, Snecma, Areva, Alstom Grid. He has supervised 17 Ph.D. theses in design engineering and is currently supervising 6 Ph.D. doctorates. He has been the author or co-author of more than 250 papers with review committee (including 30 journal papers). He is member of the ASME for which he serves as an international liaison of IDETC/DAC (Int. Design Engineering Technical Conf. / Design Automation Conf.), and of the Design Society. He is also an associate-editor of the Journal of Mechanical Design since 2009 and in the Editorial Advisory Board of the Int. Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation. He is also appointed by the French Ministry of Research for the quality evaluation of laboratories and curricula in his domain.

Biography Updated on 12 August 2012

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