Computing Service : Development, Operations and Support (IDEA)
Head: Laurent Blain Secretary: Michèle Plana
IDEA Computing Service : Development , Operations and Support is under the responsibility of the LAAS Director .
It provides technical support for research projects , administration of IT resources and the development of the information system for the entire lab.
24 engineers and technicians in July 2014 ( see organization chart).
- Support for research projects :
Part of the engineers IDEA services provide support for research projects in the fields of computer science and robotics. The supported projects are annually chosen by a committee chaired by the Director.
- Administration of IT resources :
The service manages information technology resources of the laboratory (network , servers, software, workstations), develops and maintains the laboratory information system and the associated Web applications, and provides technical support of platforms : robots, networks and CAD. This activity focuses on information technology , hardware and software. It applies to common lab IT resources and research groups means.