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Computer Science Engineer

A key player on the international field, École Polytechnique is at the forefront of science and technology, bringing together research, education and innovation. Academic programs at the institution promote a culture of excellence with an emphasis on science, formed through a strong humanist tradition.

Boasting a diverse study offer—with the Bachelor, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s, Graduate Degree and PhD Programs, and opportunities for lifelong learning—École Polytechnique molds its students into researchers, high-ranking civil servants and decision-makers with a multidisciplinary scientific background; by exposing them to the worlds of business and research. With 22 laboratories, 21 of which are joint research units operated in collaboration with CNRS, the l’X Research Center works at the leading edge of knowledge in major cross-disciplinary issues in science, technology and society.

About the Department:
The École Polytechnique Computer Science Department incorporates both teaching and research work, with the latter being supported by LIX, the l’X Computer Science Laboratory (X-CNRS and INRIA joint research unit). It comprises around 120 members, with over 50 permanent staff divided between l'X, CNRS and INRIA. Its 13 research teams, 4 of which are joint project teams in conjunction with INRIA, are focused around 3 main axes: symbolic calculation and proofs, distributed systems and security, and algorithms, combinatorics and models. The Department is also involved in numerous collaborations and industrial contracts, including several industrial chairs and European projects. With regards teaching, each year, around 120 students at École Polytechnique  specialize in computer science in their final year, and complete projects in the Department. The majority of Ingénieur Polytechnicien students (out of an average class of 550 students) take classes or pursue projects (modals) in their second year, following a large portion of the classes offered by the DIX. The Department also offers a wide range of master’s- and graduate degree-level training, and lifelong learning programs (data, AI, cybersecurity, cyberphysical systems, IoT etc.).

Main role:
Working within the École Polytechnique Computer Science Department, the holder of this position will help develop the IT infrastructure in relation to teaching/research programs (cybersecurity, data and AI, drones, robotics and cyberphysical systems etc.), remaining in ongoing contact with the LIX systems engineering team.

Contact: Eric Goubault, Head of the Computer Science Department