Frédéric Magniez Informatics and Computational Sciences (2020-2021)


Former student of ENS Cachan, Frédéric Magniez is graduated in both mathematics (agrégation) and computer science (PhD). His PhD thesis was awarded by Association française d’informatique théorique in 2000. He then became a CNRS researcher and worked at université Paris-Sud, before joining Institut de recherche en informatique fondamentale (IRIF) at université de Paris in 2010. His research focuses on the design and analysis of randomized algorithms for processing large data sets, as well as the development of quantum computing, particularly algorithms, cryptography and its interactions with physics.

Professor at École polytechnique from 2003 to 2015, Frédéric Magniez co-initiated the first course dedicated to quantum computing of the institution. In 2006, he founded and led the national working group for quantum computing, that currently brings together 20 research groups. From 2013 to 2017, he ran the Algorithms and Complexity group, whose research in quantum computing is recognized worldwide. In 2015, he became the Deputy Director of Fondation des sciences mathématiques de Paris, a network of excellence bringing together 1,200 researchers in mathematics and computer science, before taking over as Director of IRIF in 2018.