Lenka Zdeborová is a researcher at CNRS working in the Institute of Theoretical Physics in CEA Saclay, France. She received a PhD in physics from University Paris-Sud and from Charles University in Prague in 2008. She spent two years in the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2014, she was awarded the CNRS bronze medal, in 2016 Philippe Meyer prize in theoretical physics and an ERC Starting Grant, in 2018 the Irène Joliot-Curie prize. She is an editorial board member for Journal of Physics A, Physical Review E, Physical Review X and SIMODS. Lenka’s expertise is in applications of methods developed in statistical physics, such as advanced mean field methods, replica method and related message-passing algorithms, to problems in machine learning, signal processing, inference and optimization.