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Adeline NazarenkoDirector of the Mission for Scientific Expertise (MPES)

Adeline Nazarenko studied at the École Normale Supérieure and has an agrégation (advanced teaching) diploma in modern literature along with a doctorate in computer science. In 1996, she joined the Laboratory of Computer Science of Paris-North University (LIPN) as a lecturer in computer science. She is a specialist in automatic language processing and her research focuses on the semantic analysis of textual corpora texts and information access methods. Since 2005 she has been a professor at the University of Sorbonne where she leads a research team and is director of the Computer Science Department. She has taken part in various European projects and supervised the theses of around twenty doctoral students. She is committed to inter-disciplinary dialogues and took an active part in creating and launching the 'Empirical Foundations of Linguistics' Labex which she has co-directed since 2011. In 2014, she joined the management team of the CNRS Institute for Information Sciences and their Interactions, firstly as a project manager then as deputy scientific director from 2016 to 2021. In September 2021 she began working on setting up the CNRS Mission for Scientific Expertise (MPES) and was made its director in December 2021.


The Mission for Scientific Expertise's aim is to respond to requests for recent data from research mainly from public organisations and institutions. The MPES defines and implements the CNRS's institutional scientific expertise strategy in compliance with the CNRS expertise charter. It centralises requests for institutional expertise and manages responses to these. In this framework, the MPES organises and coordinates expertise work in scientific and organisational terms while also managing communication about its activities. The objectives of the MPES are to share knowledge and support public decision-making processes by providing independent scientific insight on specific issues.

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