Nicolas Maillard is Dean of International Affairs at UFRGS for the period 2016-2020, where he was first appointed in Oct. 2012. He graduated in 1996 at the French “Grande École d’Ingénieur” Grenoble INP - Ensimag and obtained a Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technologies at the Université Joseph Fourier, in 2001. He is ”Professor Associado” at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, since 2004. His research field is Parallel Programming. He has advised 15 Master´s and 5 Ph.D. students. He has published 24 papers in international conferences with editorial review and 7 in international journals. In 2012, he spent six months as an invited scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
As Dean of International Affairs, Nicolas is in charge of the internationalization process of UFRGS, being the direct representative of the Rector for international affairs, and in close connection with the Vice-Presidents of Teaching, Research and Outreach. His activities also include the management of student mobility.
Nicolas speaks Portuguese, English, French (native language), and some German.