Florent Krzakala


From Statistical physics to computer science and back...

Hot News!!

* Wanna learn some machine learning but do not know where to start? This upcoming course in April and June is for you Introduction to Machine learning in the Ecole Doctorale EDPIF.


* Our two papers on the theory of neural nets arXiv:1806.05451 & arXiv:1805.09785 are accepted for spotlight presentations at NIPS 2018. Congrats to the students: Marylou Gabrie, Benjamin Aubin, Clement Luneau and Antoine Maillard!


* Congrat to Jean and Leo for their fantastic work on our new paper "Optimal errors and phase transitions in high-dimensional generalized linear models" published in proc. natl. acad. sci. usa.


* I am curently visiting the KITP in Santa Barbara for two events on Physics for machine learning and Machine learning for physics in Jan-Feb-March 2019.


* I am looking for post-docs and so is my longtime collaborator Lenka Zdeborova .


Research Interests

* Statistical Learning * Machine learning and neural networks * Inverse problems on graphs * Statistical physics of disordered systems * Quantum Phase Transitions * Constraint Optimization Problems * Coding and information theory * Computational optics


Education and Employment

Holder of the chair "CFM-ENS-Data science" 2017-...
Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, 2015-...
Visiting Professor @ Duke University in 2018
Visiting scientist in the Simons institute in Berkeley, 2016
Professor UPMC and Researcher at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 2013-present
Associate professor (Maître de conférences) at ESPCI ParisTech, 2004-2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, Università di Roma la Sapienza, 2002-2004
Ph.D. in Physics, LPTMS, Université d'Orsay Paris-Sud, 1999-2002


A CV in (pdf) last updated 30/09/18

Some of my seminars in video on youtube.

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Contact

Professor Florent Krzakala

University Pierre et Marie Curie
Lab. de Physique Statistique
ENS and UMR CNRS 8550
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 32 25 82
Fax: +33 (0)1 40 79 47 31

Ecole Normale Superieure
24 Rue Lhomond
75231 PARIS Cedex 05
florent.krzakala@ens.fr

To come and see me
ENS is in the center of Paris, close to the Pantheon. My office is L284 in the Physics Departement (second floor).