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LIFO - Bâtiment IIIA
Rue Léonard de Vinci
B.P. 6759
F-45067 ORLEANS Cedex 2

Email: contact.lifo
Tel: +33 (0)2 38 41 70 11
Fax: +33 (0)2 38 41 71 37


The Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans is a laboratory of the Université d'Orléans and the INSA Centre-Val de Loire, officially recognized and supported by the French Ministry of Research. Within the current 2008-2011 research development plan, LIFO is a Research Unit (Équipe d'accueil) N°4022. On January 1st, 2016, it is composed of 72 members, 42 of whom are pemanent faculty members in activity.

Since August 1st 2016, the director of the LIFO is Benjamin NGUYEN, professor at l'INSA Centre-Val de Loire.

LIFO was recruting permanent assistant professor to start September 1st 2016 :

In order to develop its collabarations and to offer a window to the research in computer science in Région Centre, the LIFO is creating a research federation together with the Laboratoire d'Informatique from the Université de Tours. Its name is Fédération Informatique Centre-Val de Loire.

LIFO is a compuster sciences research lab. Research projects conducted at LIFO range from algorithmics to natural languages processing, from machine learning to massive parallelism, from model checking and certification to system security, from big data to embedded systems. The laboratory is structured around five teams:

Constraints and Machine Learning
Graphs, Algorithms and Models of Computation
Logic, Modelling and Verification
Security and Distributed Systems


To provide another approach to the lab. and to foster inter-team cooperation, the following cross-lab. thematics are put forward:

  • Massive data sets and high performance computation,
  • Modelization and algorithms, and
  • Security and safety.

Inside the l'école doctorale Mathématiques, Informatique, Physique Théorique et Ingénierie des Systèmes (ÉD MIPTIS), the topic priority of LIFO for PhD grants from Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche and the Région Centre for 2016 are :

For other thematics where funding might be possible, researchers and team leaders have to be contacter directly.

The LIFO is deeply involved in the University of Orleans' MSC in Computer Science (Informatique and MIAGE).

The LIFO is part of

The LIFO is member of the Société Informatique de France (french computer system society).

Download the activity repport 2006-2010 (in French)

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