Job opening: A Professorship in Computer Science (2019)

Research Profile

The applicant will develop a research project within the scientific spectrum of the LIP, or in a new research area that harmoniously interfaces with the current spectrum. This research project will be consistent with the teaching objectives. She/he will have experience in the proposed research area, with supporting publications or software development at the highest international level. She/he may be led to take “research management” responsibilities.

This position is widely open: external French and International applications are strongly encouraged.

Teaching Profile

The professor will become a member of the Computer Science teaching department of ENS de Lyon. She/he will be in charge of courses with strong emphasis on the implementation and experimentation aspects of Computer Science, such as: programming projects, compilation, systems, networks, architecture, etc. In line with the missions of the Ecoles Normales Supérieures, she/he will lead the students towards academic careers in these areas. It is expected that the professor will actively participate in the architecture of the curriculum. International applications are welcome, as the courses can be taught in English.

How to find the Administrative Office?

How to find S. Zeitounian, she is very helpful for all your deals with the DI?

You can reach easily the administrative office (LE 237), only 6 steps

  • Step 1: reach the Monod Building at the ENS
  • Step 2: Enter through the entry opposite to the main entrance (in direction of Physic lecture halls)
  • Step 3: Go just on the front of the lecture halls
  • Step 4: Turn to the left and pass the lecture halls G, F and E
  • Step 5: Turn to the right after the lecture hall E and go to the corridor 2
  • Step 6: It’s the 4rd door on your right (just before the corridor B)

Open from Monday to Friday


Admistrative Office of the DI
Admistrative Office of the DI

Informations M2 – 2018/2019

General Outline

The Master 2 in Computer Science is composed of classes and winter schools from September 10, 2018 to January 25, 2019, followed by an internship from January 28 to June 15, 2019. See details below.

Latest Information

Updated schedule and latest info available on the read-only password-protected pad (handed out during the pre-course meeting):

List of Courses (for full description follow the link CRxx):

  • CR01: Optimal Decision Making and Online Optimization, Panayotis Mertikopoulos and Bruno Gaujal (Grenoble).
  • CR02: Computational Geometry, Monique Teillaud and Olivier Devillers (Nancy).
  • CR03: Hard lattice problems, Damien Stehlé. (Lyon)
  • CR04: Scheduling at scale, Yves Robert. (Lyon)
  • CR05: Advanced Topics in Scalable Data ManagementEddy Caron and Marcos Dias de Assuncao. (Lyon)
  • CR06: Software Engineering & Compilation, Sebastien Mosser and Laure Gonnord (Lyon, Nice).
  • CR07: Complex NetworksMarton Karsai. (Lyon)
  • CR08: Lower bound methods, Pascal Koiran, Omar Fawzi, and Stéphan Thomassé (Lyon)
  • CR09: Approximation Theory and Proof Assistants: Certified Computations, Nicolas Brisebarre and Damien Pous (Lyon)
  • CR10: Cryptanalysis, Elena Kirshanova, Damien Stehlé, and Guillaume Hanrot (Lyon)
  • CR11: Hardware Compilation and Simulation, Christophe Alias and Matthieu Moy (Lyon)
  • CR12: Combinatorial scientific optimization, Bora Ucar, Fanny Dufossé (Lyon, Grenoble)
  • CR13: Topological combinatorics, Frédéric Meunier and Matěj Stehlík (Paris, Grenoble)
  • CR14: Advanced topics in semantics of programming language, Pierre Clairambault and Colin Riba (Lyon)
  • CR15: Logic, Automata and Games for Advanced Verification, Matteo Mio and Denis Kuperberg (Lyon)
  • CR16: Automated Deduction, and opening to Distributed Algorithms, Xavier Urbain and Sébastien Tixeuil (Lyon, Paris)
  • CR17: Machine learning, Aurélien Garivier (Lyon)

Winter Schools:  There are two winter schools taking place during weeks 48 (starting on Monday, Nov. 26) and 49 (starting on Monday, Dec.  3) . During these weeks, the courses stop and are replaced by the schools, which last the whole week. Topics will be announced later on.

Pre-course Meeting: A pre-course meeting will take place on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9.30am, Amphi B. Attendance to this meeting is mandatory for all students. The general organization of the year and a description of the courses will be provided. Courses start on Monday, September 10, at 1:30pm.

Training Period: A mandatory training period takes place from Monday, January 21 up to mid June. An information session about topics and locations for the training period will be organized in September. Basically, the goal is to research in a laboratory (anywhere on earth), write a report and make an oral presentation in the end.

Schedule: Courses start September 10 at 1:30pm. Autumn holidays are October 27-November 4. Winter holidays are December 22-January 6. Exams will be held on week 3 (starting Monday Jan. 14), for a subset of courses. Again, the detailed weekly schedule will be available on the Inria pad mentioned above. This page will be read-only and updated on a regular basis, check it often.

Rules of the Game: To obtain their degree, CS Master students must complete 60 credits including the internship (30 credits), two winter schools (3 credits each) and four courses (4 credits each) in the above list of CR1 to CR17. To summarize, there are 52 mandatory credits out of 60 and 8 credits that can be picked elsewhere. While a typical choice by many students is 6 CR courses, 2 schools and the internship, the extra courses for the 8 credits can be chosen elsewhere,  e.g. CS courses in the M2 offered by Univ. Lyon 1, or courses from other ENS departments.

Complex Systems: There is an exception for the orientation ‘Complex Systems’. See details at

for course offering. For the validation, the two winter schools are not mandatory for complex systems students, only 4 CR courses and the training period are mandatory, so after mandatory stuff there remains 14 credits instead of 8  to validate, using a selection of courses from the orientation.

Note that ‘Complex Systems’ is an orientation, not a separate M2. The only diploma delivered by ENS Lyon is M2 Informatique Fondamentale, and computer science must remain at the heart of the curriculum. In particular, the training period must be oriented towards research in core computer science (possibly applied to other disciplines).

Formal Validation: To meet the quality requirements of our program, all course choices must be approved by the academic tutor and the head of the Master 2 program. Administrative registration to chosen courses is mandatory and takes place in late September, after a trial period.

Please refer to the rules of the Master here

Contact: Yves Robert

M1 2018-2019

This page gathers useful informations for students following the first year of Master in Computer Science at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

The rules for the Master are here. See here for a description of the year.

First semester.

Courses offered: CAP (Laure Gonnord), IT (Omar Fawzi, TDs), PEN (Éric Thierry, TDs), OA (Nicolas Bousquet), APPD (Anne Benoit), Integrated Project (Eddy Caron).

Here is the typical weekly schedule for the first semester.

Weekly schedules: 14-18 jan. (tentative) – 7-11 jan. (tentative) – 17-21 dec.10-14 dec. 3-7 dec.19-23 nov 5-9 nov22-26 oct15-19 oct8-12 oct1-5 oct 24-28 sept 17-21 sept. 10-15 sept.

Holidays: 29/10-3/11, and 22/12-5/1.

Final exams: january 21-25, here is the schedule.

Here is the fiche de choix de modules (choice of courses), to be left in D. Hirschkoff’s “mailbox” before sept. 26th at noon.

Midterm exams APPD nov. 5th, PEN nov. 5th, CAP nov. 8th, IT nov 8th, OA nov 20th.

Second semester.

Courses offered: CGDI (David Coeurjolly), DBDM (Emmanuel Coquery et Marc Plantevit), ML (Marc Sebban), SV (Colin Riba), CS (Omar Fawzi), DS (Eddy Caron), CC (Omar Fawzi), PP (Philippe Audebaud), CA (Guillaume Hanrot et Stéphan Thomassé).

Holidays: 18/02-22/02, 15/04-22/04.

Here is the fiche de choix de modules (choice of courses), to be left in D. Hirschkoff’s “mailbox” before feb. 12th at noon.

Research schools.

Two research schools are organised, in the weeks 12-16 nov. and 26-30 nov. During those weeks, no course and no TD in M1 (language courses go on, and you are supposed to attend). See the appropriate web page.

PhDs and PhD grants.

A meeting is organised on november 16th, at 16h15, in amphi B, about PhDs and PhD grants.


Slides of the meeting of sept. 25th, 2018.

ENSL Diploma.

You can find here the “Livret du diplôme” for the academical year 2018-2019.

Class representants.

Théophile Dubuc and Antonin Dudermel are your class representants this year.

Back to school.

The welcome reception of the Computer Science Department will be on sept. 17th, at 16.00, at the IFÉ (Institut Français de l’Éducation).

A mandatory meeting took place on sept. 10th, at 9h00, in Amphi A. See here the slides of the presentation, and here for slides of the centre de langues.

Students who were at ENSL in L3 in 2017-2018 did their administrative registration on friday, sept. 7th.

Distributed Systems

Distributed Systems

Course offered in the second semester of M1.

Course contents:

  • Introduction
    – Distributed System Modelization
    – Communication Protocol
  • Classic Algorithms
    – Wave Algorithms
    – Transversal Algorithms
    – Leader Election
    – Mutual Exclusion
  • Fault Tolerance
    – Fault Tolerance introduction
    – Self-stabilization
  • Advanced Algorithms
    – k-clustering in distributed systems
    – Clock synchronization in distributed systems
  • Practical Sessions
    – Introduction to Erlang