Hang Zhou

Tenured Assistant Professor, École Polytechnique

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I am a tenured assistant professor in the Computer Science department at the École Polytechnique. My research is mainly on combinatorial optimization, graph algorithms, and operations research.

I received my PhD degree from the École Normale Supérieure de Paris. I was very fortunate to have Claire Mathieu as my PhD advisor. Afterwards, I spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Germany. I was very lucky to be hosted by Kurt Mehlhorn. I received the Lise Meitner Award for excellent women in computer science.

I am the coach of the École Polytechnique team that won the championship and eight medals in European programming competition and twice qualified to ICPC World Finals.

I am a member of the program committee of SOSA 2023.



    • Antoine Stark (Master), 2021.
    • Marc Dufay (Master), co-advised with Claire Mathieu, 2022.
    • Pedro Cabral (Bachelor), 2022.