Francois Meyer graduated with Honors from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Informatique et de Mathematiques Appliquees, Grenoble, in 1987, with a MS in applied mathematics. He received a PhD degree in electrical engineering from INRIA, France, in 1993. Meyer worked on the thermonuclear fusion program of the French Nuclear Energy Agency during his military service.
Meyer is currently a professor with the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He was previously an assistant professor at Yale University (1997–1999), a visiting professor at the Institute Henri Poincare (Paris), a senior fellow at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics at (UCLA, 2004), a visiting research scholar at Princeton University (2007), and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University (2014).
Francois Meyer's research group works on the development of statistical and computational methods to represent, filter, and analyze data in order to detect interesting patterns and make inferences from large and noisy datasets.