Nadia Maïzi

Director of the Center for Applied Mathematics
MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University

Nadia Maïzi is a full professor of applied mathematics at MINES ParisTech and is running the Center for Applied Mathematics, where she leads a team of 45 researchers and PhD students applying optimization to energy and climate issues. 

Nadia is also the director of the Chair Modeling for sustainable development (, a 5-year project renewed in 2014 and 2019, where the ambition of prospective modeling is to provide consistent tools for the dialogue in the energy and climate fields between decision makers, experts, and scientists. The Chair is funded by SCHNEIDER Electric, EDF, GRTgaz, TOTAL, RTE, and DGEC. In this framework, Nadia has been leading the ParisTech Non-Governmental delegation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change since 2009.

In September 2015, Nadia was appointed member of the expert committee on the energy transition by the French ministry for the Environment, Energy, and the Sea.  In 2018, she was appointed lead author of the forthcoming IPCC report. She founded the Ecole des Mines de Paris’s specialized master’s degree on Energy Systems Optimization in 1999.

Nadia has a PhD from the Ecole des Mines de Paris (1992).  Her first degree is in civil engineering from the same Grande Ecole (Mines, Paris: P85). In 1994, she secured a post-doctoral position at the University of Stanford in the robotics laboratory and computer science department.

Nadia holds the distinguished French honorary titles of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

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