Yann Ollivier is a mathematician and computer scientist working in artificial intelligence. In 2017, after more than 10 years at the CNRS (the French national researhc institute) working on various fields of mathematics from group theory to machine learning, he joined the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab in Paris. He is also a previous first-prize winner at EUCYS and has been serving in the jury since 2012, so he knows the contest from both sides.