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Shamma selected as Blaise Pascal International Research Chair

Professor Shihab Shamma (ECE/ISR) is a 2010-2012 Blaise Pascal International Research Chair. These prestigious chairs, funded for up to two years, are awarded only to highly qualified, internationally acclaimed, foreign research scientists in scientific fields such as exact sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences, applied sciences and new technologies.

Shamma was honored as an international recognition of his outstanding contributions to science and neuroscience of hearing and speech. He was selected by a multi-disciplinary jury, in association with the French Institute.

He has been working in L’Institut d’Etude de la Cognition (IEC) within the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

About the the Blaise Pascal International Research Chairs
Blaise Pascal International Research Chairs were created in France in 1996 by the State and the Ile-de-France. Each chair allows a foreign scientist of very high level, internationally recognized and in all disciplines, to continue his or her work as a project scientist for 12 months, possibly spread over two years, accompanied, if desired, by other researchers in an institution of higher education or research in Paris/Ile-de-France.

Management of these chairs is entrusted to the Foundation of the Ecole Normale Superieure. A Scientific Council annually selects candidates. Blaise Pascal Chairs have become famous abroad and within the scientific community and their allocation is a major event of scientific life.

The global financial amount attributed to each project can go up to 200 000 € which includes among other things, salaries, social charges, taxes, accompanying expenses. The candidates are required to give approximately 10 lectures, deliver an activity report and organize a public seminar at the end of the period.

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December 15, 2010


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