Randomness & Analysis of Algorithms

Team leaders: Verónica Becher (AR) and Loïck Lhote (FR)

The team is part of French-Argentinean International Research Project SINFIN (Université Paris 7-CNRS/Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET) which was created in 2019 as a continuation of the L.I.A. INFINIS (2011-2019).

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Description: Our team considers problems at the interface of mathematics and computer science, where the notion of randomness plays a central role. Randomness is a primitive notion in probability theory, and our team deals with two different perspectives on randomness, which share the same objects of study, namely automata, sequences, words and numbers.

Philippe Flajolet
Computer scientist and mathematician. Member of the Academy of Sciences, left us , on March 22, 2011.

All of us, who work in the fields of mathematical informatics,
in France and abroad, we will not forget him. Philippe’s work accompanies us every day in our research and shows us the way.

Several members of this team worked hand by hand with Philippe Flajolet. (To know more about Philippe, click here)

The institutions involved are:


Stic-AmSud (RAPA2) Randomness and Probabilistic Analysis of Algorithms. Coordinators: Verónica Becher (Ar), Loïck Lhote (Fr) and Alfredo Viola (Ur), 2020-2021.

O. CARTON, Délégation CNRS spent at Universidad de Buenos Aires, julio 2018- julio 2019.

Stic-AmSud ALEA EN AMSUD. Coordinators: Eda Cesaratto (UNGS), Julien Clément (U. de Caen, Fr.) and Alfredo Viola (Univ. de la República, Ur), 2016-2017

ECOS PA17C04, “Randomness and finite-state machines”. Directores: V. Becher (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and O. Carton (Université de Paris Cité) 2018-2021

Stic-AmSud (DYNALCO) Advances in Analytic Combinatorics:dynamical combinatorics, and applications to number theory, information theory and cryptography. Coordinators: Eda Cesaratto (Ar), Brigitte Vallée (Fr) and Alfredo Viola (Ur), 2013-2014

FRICO8/01, Binational project Argentina-France, MINCyT-INRIA/CNRS, Laboratoire d’Informatique Algorithmique: Fondements et Applications (LIAFA) CNRS- Université Paris 7, Denis Diderot, “Aléatorieté etcombinatoire des mots”, 2009-2011.

V. Becher, Chercheur Étranger de la Mairie de Paris en qualité de senior CNRS et Université Paris Diderot – Laboratoire d’Informatique Algorithmique: Fondements et Applications (LIAFA) et Équipe de Logique Mathématique, November 2008 to February 2009.

FRIC06, Binational project Argentina-France , “Infinite sequences and algorithmic randomness “, SECyT-INRIA/CNRS, 2006-2008.