Serge Miranda, MBDS University of Nice
Serge Miranda is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA), France, a position he has held since October 1983 after a PH-D in Toulouse University (France) and an MS at UCLA (Univ.of California, Los Angeles).
He is presently director of (Dess) MBDS (he founded in 1990), the highest French University graduate degree devoted to data base systems, Internet and enterprise computing with huge involvement of industry partners at the world level (Oracle, Sun, Microsoft, Mercedes,..). MBDS is unique in Europe by its original framework of industry partnership based upon a tutored prototyping project of 500 hours as kernel of the curriculum ; 4 world-premiere in the area of wireless information services were performed at MBDS during 2002 (the First UMTS car with Mercedes ??MBDS opened in Morocco, Ha?ti and Madagascar (www.mbds-fr.org)
Serge Miranda has authored or coauthored more than 90 publications (50 in English), and published six successful French books on databases (15 Editions). The 6th one on object-relational data bases was published by Dunod on October 2002. He has been invited in more than 60 countries to give research and strategic seminars on IT technology and data base systems.
On March the 21st 1998, he was decorated (Chevalier Ordre du Merite) by the Ministry of Industry of France for recognition of his original contribution between higher education and industry.
On Dec 2000 (until 2005) , he initiated the creation of a foundation (IFI) with Cegetel, built around MBDS to prototype wireless services.
A new industry-driven project named CASA NOVA (Home of the Future) is being studied around MBDS in a very pragmatic bottom up approach to prototype Wireless informational services of the future in the areas of finance (with Misys, Microsoft,?), health (with Medasys, HP, ..), travel (with Amadeus, Oracle, Intel..) , car (with Mercedes, Sun, Siemens, PSA, Microsoft?) and home (with GDF, CSTB, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle?).