May 2011

Khalil Rouhana, new Director for Digital Content and Cognitive Systems in DG INFSO

Khalil Rouhana is the new director for digital content and cognitive systems in DG INFSO responsible for digital content policy in the Digital Agenda including public sector information, open data, cultural heritage, safe content and learning, and for EU supported research and innovation actions in creative content, information management, language technologies, interaction and robotics.

Mr. Rouhana's previous experience includes the responsibility of the Unit in charge of ICT research and innovation strategy in DG INFSO between 2004 and 2010. An important part of Mr. Rouhana's career was devoted to monitoring and management of R&D and innovation activities in the public and private sector. He was a project officer in the ESPRIT programme for 8 years in the areas of High Performance Computing and Networking and in Future and Emerging technologies.

Before joining the Commission in 1992, he was the director of institute and school of engineering (Grande Ecole) in France for 5 years. He started his career as research and development engineer for the aeronautics industry, worked for the French University in Beirut and created also his own company. He has two master degrees in electrical engineering.

The European robotics community looks forward to a great cooperation with Mr. Khalil for continued success of the European robotics industry.



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