Passing away of Marc Girod-Genet, senior lecturer at Télécom SudParis

Marc Girod-Genet

The Institut Mines-Télécom is deeply saddened to learn of the decease of Marc Girod-Genet, lecturer at Télécom SudParis and associate researcher at SAMOVAR (UMR 5157 CNRS/Télécom SudParis) from the devastating aftermath of COVID-19, at the age of 50.

His research focuses were on personal networks (including sensor networks and measurement architectures), M2M communications and IoT/WoT-type architectures, semantic data models and ontologies, and interoperability management (data, information, network and semantic levels).

Marc Girod-Genet was also involved in standardisation activities within AIOTI (Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation, WG3 “IoT Standardisation” and WG5 “Smart Living Environment for Ageing Well”) and ETSI (rapporteur/contributor/expert, TC SmartBAN, TC SmartM2M and EP eHealth). He received the Special Jury Prize “Digital Green Growth” 2010 for his work on Smart Grid and Energy Management (one of his two application areas together with eHealth), the ITEA Achievement Award 2010 Silver Medal (CAM4Home EU project) and the ITEA3 Award of Excellence 2017 for Innovation and Business impact (SEAS EU project).

Marc Girod-Genet was passionate about photography and sailing, he was eager to share his adventures and curiosity. Deeply human, he will remain in the memory of those who met him as a passionate and kind-hearted man.

Our thoughts go out to his loved ones, as well as to those who worked alongside him and appreciated him.

Find out more about his research work (in French):

on the Télécom SudParis website

on the I’MTech blog