Meet François Morain, Program Director

François Morain

François Morain graduated from École Polytechnique in 1986, and entered the Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (DGA). He received a PhD from University of Lyon I in 1990, and an HdR from Paris 6 in 1997.

He is Professor in Computer Science at École Polytechnique since 2007, after being Associate Professor in 2000-2007. He is engaged in teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, currently in charge of the course introduction to programming for freshmen (2000-2005 and again from 2011), and cryptology. He is vice-president of the CS Department of École Polytechnique.

He is also researcher at LIX (Lab. of Computer Science at École Polytechnique), currently as member of INRIA/GRACE team (Geometry, Arithmetic, Algorithms, Codes and Encryption). He was scientific leader of the INRIA-TANC team from 2003 to 2008 and went on sabbatical at the University of Waterloo (Ontario) during academic year 2008-2009.

He is a specialist of algorithmic number theory and cryptology. His interests embrace prime numbers, integer factorization, elliptic curves, and in more recent years discrete logarithms computations. He has written around 80 publications in academic journals or proceedings of conference, which have received more than 2700 citations.

He was bestowed Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 2005.

François Morain | Program Director

Julien Cervelle | Professor at Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne - Algorithmic, Complexity and Logic Laboratory.

Philippe Chassignet
graduated from École Polytechnique (now with Paris Saclay University) Engineering Program in 1981. He received a MSc in Computer Science from University of Paris XI (now with Paris Saclay University) in 1982 and a PhD from École Polytechnique, in 2012. He is a tenured Associate Professor in Computer Science at École Polytechnique, engaged in teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, currently on introduction to programming, bioinformatics and networking, formerly on topics such as algorithmics and image processing. He is also researcher at LIX (Lab. of Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique), currently as member of AMIB team (Algorithms and Models for Biology), working on structure prediction and combinatorics of biological sequences. Former activities focused on medical image processing an, in particular, bone age assessment from hand radiographs.

Thomas Heide Clausen
A graduate of Aalborg University, Denmark (M.Sc., PhD – civilingeniør, cand.polyt), Thomas has, since 2004 been on faculty at Ecole Polytechnique, France’s premiere technical and scientific university. At Ecole Polytechnique, Thomas leads the computer networking research group. He has developed, and coordinates, the computer networking curriculum, and co-coordinates the Masters program in “Advanced Communication Networks” (ACN), as well as the Graduate Degree Program “Internet of Things: Innovation and Management”. Additionally, Thomas coordinates the Cisco “Internet of Everything” academic chaire. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed academic publications (which have attracted close to 10000 citations) and has authored and edited 19 IETF Standards, has consulted for the development of IEEE 802.11s, and has contributed the routing portions of the recently ratified ITU-T G.9903 standard for G3-PLC networks – upon which, e.g., the current SmartGrid & ConnectedEnergy initiatives are built. He serves on the scientific council of SmartGridsFrance.

Jiazi Yi        
Jiazi Yi is currently a research engineer at École Polytechnique. Jiazi got his Ph.D from University of Nantes, in 2010, a M.Sc. in Electronic System from Polytech’Nantes (France), and a M.Sc. in Computer Science, South China University of Technology.

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