Second European Business Intelligence Summer School (eBISS 2012)

Directors of the School

  • Marie-Aude Aufaure Photo

    Marie-Aude Aufaure

    Ecole Centrale de Paris, France

    Marie-Aude Aufaure who obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Paris 6, is full professor at Ecole Centrale Paris (MAS Laboratory) and head of the SAP Business Objects Chair in Business Intelligence. She is also scientific partner at INRIA in the Axis project. Her research interests deals with the analysis, retrieval and querying of unstructured data, and the combination of structured and unstructured data. The scientific topics developed in her team are related to semantic technologies, graphs, conceptual classification with a user-centric point of view and are applied to semantic information retrieval, question and answering over data warehouses, social networks and recommender systems (special focus on user modeling and personalization). She is reviewer for many journals and conferences and has deeply published in the fields of semantic technologies, data mining and databases

    Email:   Marie-Aude.Aufaure at

  • Esteban Zimányi Photo

    Esteban Zimányi

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

    Esteban Zimányi is a professor and the director of the Department of Computer & Decision Engineering (CoDE) at ULB. He is also the academic director of the Computer Science program at the Faculty of Applied Sciences. He started his studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América, Costa Rica. He received a B.Sc. (1988) and a doctorate (1992) in computer science from the Faculty of Sciences at the ULB. During 1997, he was a visiting researcher at the Database Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. His current research interests include data warehouses, spatio-temporal databases, geographic information systems, semantic web and web services.



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