Bio: Liviu NICU is currently senior scientist at the French National Scientific Research Center and is General Director of the CNRS Systems Analysis and Architecture Laboratory in Toulouse, France. After obtaining his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, he joined Thales Avionics Valence (France) where he took charge of the company's inertial silicon microsensor projects from 2001 to 2003. He joined the Systems Analysis and Architecture Laboratory since 2003 where he conducted research in the fields of bioMEMS and MEMS for the physical and chemical characterization of advanced functional materials. Liviu NICU is co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed articles and international conferences, 2 books / book chapters and has co invented 3 patents. The laboratory he is heading since January 2016 brings together more than 800 people working in the fields of automation, robotics, computing and micro nanotechnologies.