Nicolas Maillard is ”Professor Associado” at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, since 2004. He has been Dean of International Affairs at UFRGS for the period 2013-2020. In 2019, he published a book on the management of international affairs. He graduated in 1996 at the French “Grande École d’Ingénieur” ENSIMAG – INPG and obtained a Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technologies at the Université Joseph Fourier, in 2001. His research field is Parallel Programming. He has advised 15 Master´s and 4 Ph.D. students. He has published 24 papers in international conferences with editorial review and 7 in international journals. In 2012, he spent six months as an invited scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
As Dean of International Affairs, Nicolas was in charge of the internationalization process of UFRGS, being the direct representative of the Rector for international affairs, and in close connection with the Vice-Presidents of Teaching, Research and Outreach. His activities also included the management of student mobility.