Emeritus Professor - Ecole normale supérieure
Jacques Stern is a graduate of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS, 1968). He has been a professor at the University of Caen, next at the University of Paris 7, and finally, from 1993 to 2007, a professor at ENS and the Director of the Computer Science Laboratory, that he has founded in 1999.
Jacques Stern is an expert in computer security and cryptography. He has made over 100 contributions to scientific journals and has published a book entitled “La science du secret” (The science of secrecy).
Jacques Stern was a recipient of the Lazare Carnot Prize from the French Academy of Sciences in 2003, of the CNRS Gold Medal, the highest French National Scientific Award in 2006, and of the RSA Award in 2007. In 2008, he was awarded the “Science and Defence” prize by the French Ministry of Defence.
From 2007 to 2010, Jacques Stern has been Chairman of the Board of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), as well as Chairman of the Board of the company Ingenico, world supplier of transaction and secure payment solutions.
In 2010, Jacques Stern has joined the ministry of higher education and research as a senior advisor to the minister, a position that he has kept until 2012.
In 2012, Jacques Stern has been appointed a member of the French National Regulatory Authority for Telecoms (ARCEP). His term has ended in 2018.