Florent Kirchner

Cybersecurity Program Lead
at CEA

Florent Kirchner is a senior scientist and the Director of the Cybersecurity Program of the List institute at CEA. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2007 from Ecole Polytechnique, where he designed and built interoperable proof systems, in collaboration with the formal methods team at NASA. After a year prototyping the Evidential Tool Bus at SRI International in Menlo Park, Florent joined Inria in Rennes, working on Java bytecode analysis tools. He joined CEA in 2011 as a member of the Software Safety and Security Laboratory, building the Frama-C software analysis platform. He became List’s cybersecurity program director in 2014, coordinating the efforts of a group of 60 scientists working on the research and development of next-generation cybersecurity approaches, and the associated dissemination and communication activities at regional, national, and European levels. Since 2019 he is the strategic director of the SPARTA cybersecurity competence network pilot.