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. From 2003 to 2009, he was with the Telecommunication Department of Centrale-Supélec. He is now working as a full 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, stochastic approximations, signal processing and distributed systems.