Mohand-Saïd Hacid is a full Professor in Computer Sciences at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. He received his engineering degree in Computer Sciences at the university Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria, in 1987 and his PhD degree in computer sciences from INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences), France, in 1991. From 2004 to 2007, he was the director of the Master 2 by research of Lyon. He was appointed director of CIES (Centre d’Initiation à l’Enseignement Supérieur) de Lyon from 2006 to 2011. In January 2009 He was appointed as Deputy Director of LIRIS (until 2015). In July 2015, he was appointed, for 5 years, as Director of LIRIS. His research deals with the theoretical exploration and convenient utilization, of formalisms and inference techniques capable of improving the level of abstraction, productivity, and reliability in designing advanced information systems. The target application domains are: big data, semantic Web and security of information systems.