Florent Krzakala


From Statistical physics to computer science and back...

Hot News!!

* Wanna learn Deep Learning? Marc Lelarge, Andrei Bursuc and myself are giving a (post-graduate) set of lecture in Ecole Normale this fall called Deep Learning: Do-it-Yourself

* My long-time collaborator Lenka Zdeborova got an ERC is looking for Oustanding post-docs to study (deep) machine learning problems.

* I recently founded a start-up called LightOn, where we aim to solve machine learning problems (litteraly) at the speed of light!

* Our book on "Statistical Physics, Optimization, Inference, and Message-Passing Algorithms" that contains all the lectures from the 2014 Les Houches School has been published by Oxford Press.

* Our review on Statistical Physics of Inference is published in Advances in Physics.

Research Interests

* Statistical Inference * Inverse problems on graphs * Statistical physics of disordered systems * Quantum Computations * Constraint Optimization Problems * Error correction and Information theory * Neural networks * Machine learning


Education

2011 Habilitation, Universit&eactue; Paris 6 (France).

2002 PhD thesis, Universit&eactue; Paris 11 (France).

1999 Master theoretical Physics, Universit&eactue; Paris 11(France).

1998 Graduate studies, physics, Universit&eactue; Aix-Marseille (France).

Professional experience

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

Invited positions and long visit

2016 Researcher (spring semester) @ UC Berkeley & Simons Institute (USA)

2015-VII Researcher (1 month) at Santa Fe Institute of complex systems (USA)

2010-IX Inv. Professor (1 month) at Tokyo Institute of technology (Japan)

2008 Researcher (12 months) in Los Alamos Nat. Lab. New Mexico, (USA)

2003-IX Researcher (1 month) Institute of Scientific Interchange Torino, (Italy)

2003-VIII Researcher (1 month) Intern. Center of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, (Italy)

Honors

2015       Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France

2017 Director of the CFM Chair of Data-Science in Ecole Normale Supérieure

A detailed CV (pdf) last updated 02/13/15

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).