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Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

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Director  : Pascal NEVEU

Associate director : Nadine HILGERT

Common services
Administration : Maria TROUCHE, Fabienne SCHNEIDER
Collective computer service : Malika NASSIF, Brigitte CHEVAL

Équipe GAMMA
 Team leader : Nadine HILGERT

    Christophe ABRAHAM

    Bénédicte FONTEZ
    Nadine HILGERT
    Pascal NEVEU
    Nicolas VERZELEN

    Philippe VISMARA

  Pierre-Etienne ALARY

  Vincent ARMANT


  Alice BOIZET


  Renaud COLIN

  Coraline DAMASIO

  Romain David
  Guilhem HEINRICH

  Jean-Eudes HOLLEBECQ

  Andréas GARCIA

  Vincent MIGOT

  Vu-hoang-ha PHAM
  Isabelle SANCHEZ
  Morgane VIDAL
 Associate members

  Hazaël JONES
  Alexandre DEHNE GARCIA


 PhD & post PhD students

   Baptiste OGER 
   Khadidja MEGUELATI **


  * half-time accommodation in Mistea

  ** co-supervised by a member of Mistea but located elsewhere


Équipe MOCAS
 Team leader : Patrice LOISEL

   Céline CASENAVE
   Bertrand CLOEZ
   Patrice LOISEL
   Sébastien ROUX

 PhD & post PhD students

   Anne BISSON

   Kenza BOUMAZA

   Antoine HADDON *

   Joseph KAHN-CASAPIA *

   Nesrine KALBOUSSI

   Emna KRICHEN 

   Francesco PICCIONI **
   Fatima-Zahra TANI