Valérie Berthé is a Senior Researcher in Computer and Mathematics at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, the largest fundamental research public body in Europe. Aged just 45, she has been decorated with the National Order of the Legion of Honour for remarkable service to the national and international community. This was due to the quality of her research in theoretical computer science and the dedication she has shown to the scientific community in her work, as well as for her implication in gender equality issues.
Her work, at the intersection of mathematics and computer science, shows remarkable scientific skills, at the highest international level. Promoted to senior researcher level in 2006, she has been Deputy Director of the ‘Laboratoire d'Informatique Algorithmique’ in the Paris Diderot University since 2010.
Besides her research work, she actively supports the community in her career. For example, from 2007 to 2010, she was responsible for managing mathematics-computer science relations for the INS2I (Institute for Computer Science and its Interactions) and INSMI (Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions) at the CNRS. In 2011, she became Deputy Director of the FSMP (Foundation for Mathematical Sciences of Paris), and she is a member of many scientific councils, including the City of Paris' Council and the CIRM's (Centre for International Meetings in Mathematics).
Valérie Berthé is a member of the Femmes et Mathématiques Association and she has played an important part in the Forum of Young Mathematicians during the last few years. She chaired the organisation committee in 2012 and she is a part of the Programme Committee for 2010-2013. She is also present at international level, as she chaired the Organising Committee of the 11th International Meeting of European Women in Mathematics in 2003.