Professor Joseph Sifakis is Emeritus Research Director at Verimag laboratory. His current research interests cover fundamental and applied aspects of autonomous system design focusing on self-driving cars.
Joseph Sifakis has been a full professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) between 2011 and 2016. He is the founder of the Verimag laboratory in Grenoble, a leading laboratory in the area of safety critical systems, which he directed for 13 years.
In 2007, Joseph Sifakis received along with Edmund Clarke and Allen Emerson, the Turing Award, recognized as the "highest distinction in computer science", for his contribution to the theory and application of model checking, the most widely used system verification technique.
Joseph Sifakis is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, of the French Academy of Engineering, of Academia Europea, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the National Academy of Engineering and of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a Grand Officer of the French National Order of Merit, a Commander of the French Legion of Honor. He is a Commander of the Greek Order of the Phoenix. He received the Leonardo da Vinci Medal in 2012.