Isabelle Ryl holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Lille (1998) and an habilitation to direct research (2006). After her PhD, she completed a post-doctorate at the University of Oslo before joining the University of Lille in 1999 as a professor. From September 2010 to March 2018, she was director of the Paris Inria research center, whose project-teams work in many areas related to artificial intelligence. She has been a member of numerous academic boards such as Paris Sciences et Lettres and Sorbonne Universités. From March 2018 to September 2018 she was acting Deputy CEO for Transfer and Industry Partnerships at Inria. She has been vice-president of Cap Digital (french excellence cluster for digital content and services) since 2014 and a member of the French Innovation Council since July 2018. Since October 2018, she has been in charge of a new project, the creation of an AI institute in Paris (PRAIRIE), which is a candidate to become one of the 3IA Institutes of the French national AI initiative.