Two new professor nominations at SB

Profs. Krzakala  et Zdeborová

Profs. Krzakala et Zdeborová

At its meeting of 8-9 July 2020, the ETH Board has named Prof. Florent Krzakala as Full Professor and Dr. Lenka Zdeborová as Associate Professor.

Professor Florent Krzakala, Professor at Sorbonne University and Researcher at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France, was named as Full Professor of Electrical Engineering/Electronics and of Physics at EPFL, in the School of Basic Sciences (SB) and Engineering (STI), starting from the 1st of September.

Florent Krzakala has employed his interdisciplinary approach to establish new areas of research at the intersection of mathematics, physics and computer science. He is a pioneer in the field of statistical physics applied to machine learning and to signal processing. In addition to establishing a research programme in these areas, this inter­nationally acclaimed researcher brings an extensive network of contacts that will benefit EPFL.

Dr Lenka Zdeborová, currently Director of Research at the Institut de physique théorique du CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, was named as Associate Professor of Physics and of Computer Science and Communication Systems in the Schools of Basic Sciences (SB) and Computer and Communications Sciences (IC), starting from the 1st of September.

Lenka Zdeborová is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of statistical physics who has won multiple awards, including an ERC Starting Grant in 2016. Her unparalleled expertise will make a significant contribution to the creation of new synergies with other research areas at EPFL, such as mathematics, materials science and information science, as well as with industry – and notably among leading IT companies.