Computing Service : Development, Operations and Support (IDEA)

Head: Laurent Blain
Secretary: Michèle Plana

IDEA Intranet


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.