Gilles DOWEK

Gilles Dowek

I am a researcher at Inria and professeur attaché at the ENS Paris-Saclay.

I am a member of the Laboratoire de Méthodes Formelles, in the Deducteam team where we develop the logical framework Dedukti and the encyclopedia Logipedia.

I am interested in the formalization of mathematics, in proof processing systems, in the physics of computation, in the safety of aerospace systems, and in the epistemology and ethics of informatics. Here is the list of my scientific papers and some books and philosophical papers.

I contribute to the Logique course in the third year of the bachelor degree. This is a flipped-classroom course, the videos are there. I teach the course Foundations of proof systems at the MPRI. Here are its course notes Proofs in theories. Here are the videos of ten lectures of 1:30 each of the course the principles of programming languages I taught at École polytechnique.

Some of my course notes have been published, as books, others are on line.

I am a member of the of the Comité national pilote d'éthique du numérique, of the Conseil national du numérique, of the Scientific board of the Societé informatique de France of the Scientific board of La main à la pâte, and of the Comite national francais d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques.

Since 2005, I have been intrested in education and I have tried to draw the attention of the adminstration to the need of introducing computer science in K-12. I have been a member of the Committee apointed by the Minister of Education to suggest a computer science curiculum for senior high school students, this has lead to the curiculum published in the Bulletin officiel on October 13th 2011. I have participated to the report of the Academy of Sciences L'enseignement de l'informatique - Il est urgent de ne plus attendre.

I also have been a consultant for the National Institute of Aerospace, a lab of the NASA Langley research center. Among other things, I have participated to the development and the proof of ACCoRD, an Airborne Coordinated Conflict Resolution and Detection system.

I try to make science popular with books, videos, from may 2014 to june 2021, I wrote a monthly column in Pour la Science.

new Les quatre concepts de l'informatique at Paris-Nord
new Computing proofs at the Turing center Zurich and the workshop on induction
new From the universality of mathematical truth to the interoperability of proof systems at the Topos Institute Colloquium
new Explanation: from ethics to logic and the slides
new Linear lambda-calculus is linear, the slides and the video of our talk at Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction and the long version of the paper
new Calculs et raisonnements de l'Antiquité à la théorie de la démonstration at the Summer school Computation et algorithmes : anciens et nouveaux enjeux pour la philosophie des mathématiques
new A masters internship: Apprentissage automatique et traduction de démonstrations formelles, with Guillaume Lample
new A masters internship: Propriétés formelles des interactions écologiques, with Cédric Gaucherel
new Douze leçons de logique

research papers, course notes, philosophy of sciences papers, books, videos

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Gilles DOWEK
LSV, CNRS & ENS Paris-Saclay
4, avenue des Sciences, CS 30008,
91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France