Statistical Physics of Computation Laboratory

At the Statistical Physics of Computation Laboratory we view computational problems and associated algorithms as systems of many interacting elements (e.g. bits, weights, components of a signal, neurons). We use tools of statistical physics and mathematics to describe and understand their behaviour, performance and limitations. We then use the obtained insights to develop better algorithms. We are interested in computational problems in a broad range of areas, in physics itself, in machine learning with deep neural networks, statistical inference, optimization, combinatorics, epidemic spreading, signal processing, etc.

A short video about our research. A video by the students about our group.


Head of Laboratory
Lenka Zdeborova
Office: BSP 722
tel: +41 (0)21 69 38327
E-mail: [email protected]
Administrative Assistant
Office: CH H1 622, Station 6
Tel: +41 (0)21 69 33074 
Mailing Address
Statistical Physics of Computation Laboratory (SB/IC)
BSP 722 (Cubotron UNIL)
Rte de la Sorge
CH-1015 Lausanne