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Roberto Di Cosmo

Software Heritage
Director
Paris, France


Roberto Di Cosmo (http://www.dicosmo.org) holds a PhD in Computer Science and iscurrently Computer Science professor at University Paris Diderot, after teachingfor almost a decade at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and spending a fewyears at INRIA. He has been actively involved in research in theoretical computing, specifically infunctional programming, parallel and distributed programming, the semantics ofprogramming languages, type systems, rewriting and linear logic.

Following the evolution of our society under the impact of IT with great interest, he is a long term Free Software advocate, contributing to its adoption since 1998 with the best-seller Hijacking the world, seminars, articles and software. He created in October 2007 the Free Software thematic group of Systematic, that helped fund over 50 Open Source research and development collaborative projects for a consolidated budget of over 200Me. From 2010 to 2018, he was director of IRILL, a research structure dedicated to Free and Open Source Software quality.
He created in 2015, and now directs Software Heritage, an initiative to build the universal archive of all the source code publicly available, in partnership with UNESCO.