IT research at the Collège de France
Computer science debuted at the Collège de France on January 17, 2008, when Professor Gérard Berry was invited to hold the Chair in Technological Innovation Liliane Bettencourt for the year. “Why and how the world is going digital” was the title of his inaugural lecture.
On November 19, 2009, he inaugurated the Chair in Informatics and Computational Sciences created in partnership with INRIA, an annual Chair for which researchers were invited by the Assembly of Professors for a year to present advances in their field of research.
Gérard Berry chose the following title for his course and inaugural lecture: To think, model and control calculation.
He was succeeded by the following:
- Martin Abadi – Computer Security (2010-2011)
- Serge Abiteboul – Data sciences: from first-order logic to the web (2011-2012)
- Bernard Chazelle – Algorithms and Science (2012-2013)
- Nicholas Ayache – From medical imaging to the digital patient (2013-2014)
- Marie-Paule Cani – Shaping the imaginary world: from 3D digital design to animated virtual worlds (2014-2015)
- Yann LeCun – Deep Learning (2015-2016)
- Jean-Daniel Boissonnat – Computational Geometry: from Geometric Data to the Geometry of Data (2016-2017)
In 2012, the first Chair in Informatics and Computational Sciences was created at the Collège de France, when Gérard Berry was appointed Professor; the chosen scope of research is Algorithms, Machines and Languages.