Adrien Barton

Adrien Barton - GRIIS

CNRS research fellow at the Institut de recherche en informatique in Toulouse

Associate professor at the Department of Philosophy at Université de Sherbrooke

Trained in philosophy, mathematics, physics and logic from the École normale supérieur (ENS) in Lyon, Adrien Barton is a CNRS research fellow at the Toulouse Institute for Computer Research (IRIT), within the MELODI team. His research focuses on applied ontology in an interdisciplinary approach and on applied ethics.

His doctoral thesis was on the ontology of quantum mechanics. He has completed several postdoctoral projects on the contribution of philosophical ontology to applied ontology. He collaborates with computer scientists, physicians, philosophers and lawyers to develop and implement ontologies within a learning health system. He has worked on ethical issues raised by nudges and on consent to secondary use of health data for research purposes.

Postdoctoral research fellowships

2015-2018 Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics (GRIIS), Université de Sherbrooke

2013-2015, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Japan

2011-2012, Laboratory of Medical Informatics, Université Rennes 1—INSERM (France) and Philosophy Division, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm)


Ph.D., Université Paris 1 Panthéon—Sorbonne, philosophy

Magistère, ENS Lyon, sciences of matter

Master 1, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon — Sorbonne, logique


1st Prize, Ontology Contest, Cardiovascular Disease Ontology, Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 2014