Pascal Bianchi was born in 1977 in Nancy, France. He received the M.Sc. degree of the University of Paris XI and Supélec in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree of the University of Marne-la-Vallée in 2003. Since 2009, he is now working as a Professor in the Statistics and Applications group at Telecom Paris – Institut Polytechnique de Paris. His current research interests are in the area of numerical optimization and stochastic algorithms.