Michel Diaz is Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and leads the Research Department « Critical Computer Systems » at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse. He is presently working on the development of formal architectures, techniques and tools for the design of advanced distributed multimedia cooperative systems.

He spent a year as a visiting professor and staff at the University of Delaware at Newark and at the University of California at Berkeley. He was the manager of the European ESPRIT SEDOS and IST GCAP projects. He was member of the Advisory Board on the future of the Internet at the EC and wrote a report for the future of the French national research computer network Renater. He was Director of the French Research on  » Architecture, Networks, Systems and Parallelism » from 1994 to 1999 and is in charge since 2000 of the co-ordination of the French research and in Communication Networks. He is expert for many European and French Programmes and he served as Chairman or member of many Program Committees. He has edited or co-edited eleven books and written more than 150 publications.

He received the Silver Core of the IFIP, is Senior Member of the IEEE, is member of the New York Academy of Sciences and is listed in the Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.