Anne BENOIT, computer scientist, LIP

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science at ENS de Lyon, affiliated to the LIP
  • IUF Senior Member from 2023 to 2028
  • Chair of the IEEE Technical Community on Parallel Processing from 2020 to 2024
  • IUF Junior Member from 2009 to 2014


Born in 1977, Anne Benoit obtained a Computer Science PhD in Systems and Communications, from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) in 2003. She spent two years as a research assistant in Scotland, at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, before joining ENS de Lyon in 2005 as an Assoicate Professor, at the Parallel Computation Laboratory (LIP) as part of the ROMA project - Resource Optimization: Models, Algorithms and Scheduling.

In 2009, she passed her HDR. She holds many teaching responsibilities within ENS de Lyon Computer Science Department: Licence 3 (Final degree year,) master’s and since 2022, the management of the department.

Anne Benoit's research theme focuses on multi-criteria scheduling algorithms for high-performance computing (HPC). Computing platforms today have tremendous power, but it is necessary to use these resources efficiently to be able to solve problems that are currently beyond our reach. Good use involves "scheduling" applications on machines, which involves deciding where and how to run applications, while managing failures and uncertainties. Several criteria, often contradictory, must be optimized: performance criteria (speed of execution, response time), cost (resource prices, energy consumption), or reliability (high probability of obtaining a correct result). Many challenges arise when there is variability in computing power (renewable energy), and/or in applications. Anne Benoit designs multi-criteria optimization algorithms that guarantee the efficient use of platforms, and resilient protocols.

Anne Benoit is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier JPDC and ParCo. She has chaired the program committee of several major conferences in her field, including HiPC, ICPP, SC and IPDPS, and took on the role of General Chair for IPDPS.

Awards and honours

Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF, Academic Institute of France) in 2023

Guest Professor at the School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017-2018

Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF, Academic Institute of France) in 2009

Senior Member of the IEEE


Book cover

A Guide to Algorithm Design: Paradigms, Methods, and Complexity Analysis
Anne Benoit, Yves Robert, Frédéric Vivien
CRC Press, 2013

Presenting a complementary perspective to standard books on algorithms,this book provides a roadmap for readers to determine the difficulty of an algorithmic problem by finding an optimal solution or proving complexity results. It gives a practical treatment of algorithmic complexity and guides readers in solving algorithmic problems.