Prof. Robert LAURINI is presently Professor Emeritus at INSA-Lyon University of Lyon, president of the NGO “Universitaires Sans Frontières/Academics Without Borders”. During his activities, he was intensively involved in international affairs. He speaks fluently French, English, Italian and Spanish. Among others, he has been member of PhD committees in 17 countries. He was recently elected “Fellow of the Knowledge Systems Insitute” of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Previously, he was full distinguished professor at the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA-Lyon), and more precisely at the Computing Department and at the LIRIS Laboratory in which he was in charge of international affairs.
His main interests are spatial and multimedia information systems with applications to urban and environmental planning, together with telegeoprocessing (GIS + Telco). See for more details about research activities. See also the specials links for supervised current and submitted PhD’s in France and in Italy.
For several years, he has been working as a consultant for the inception of reserch laboratories and doctoral schools in computing in several countries. See more details on his activities on institutional and investigational engineering.

He was elected president of the NGO “Academics without Borders-Universitaires sans Frontières” in December 2009.