Research themes

I'm interested in machine learning and data mining. I've a mixed background in mathematics and computer science, and I tend to be more interested by the statistical learning point of view than by a more database and mining way of approaching problems. The majority of my recent works concerns exploratory problems, from information visualization to clustering. I like also supervised problems in which case I'm interested in feature selection and in learning theory.

Most of my publications are available on line, together with software and data sets. Some of my talks are also available.

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Research highlights

Recent events

02/11/19
I was referee for the PhD thesis of Marie Al-Ghossein
12/17/18
I was referee for the PhD thesis of Adrien Dulac
12/07/18
My colleague Julien Randon-Furling defended is Habilitation à diriger des recherches. I was a member of the jury.
11/29/18
I was referee for the PhD thesis of Charles Truong
11/28/18
Aichetou Bouchareb defended her thesis
11/07/18
I was referee for the PhD thesis of Raphaël Charbey
03/16/18
Bienvenu Kouwayè defended his thesis
03/01/18
I was a member of the jury of the PhD thesis defense of Bertrand Lebichot.
02/28/18
I gave a seminar on my recent paper on temporal graph at the Machine Learning Group of UCL.

Older events

12/08/17
My colleague Joseph Rynkiewicz defended is Habilitation à diriger des recherches. I was a member of the jury.
12/01/17
I gave an invited talk at the 3rd Big Data Conference of Linnaeus University
11/27/17
My colleague Pierre Latouche defended his Habilitation à diriger des recherches. I was one of the reviewer.
11/17/17
Marco Corneli defended his thesis
07/07/17
Our special issue of the Journal de la Société Française de Statistiques on Humanities and Statistics has been published.

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Editorial activities

From 2007 to 2015, I was associate editor of Neurocomputing and of Neural Processing Letters. Considering the increasingly aggresive behavior of commercial publishers and their profit maximization strategies, I've decided to resign from those positions at the end of 2015.

I'm a member of the scientific committee of ESANN.

I've reviewed literally hundreds of papers (around 110 journal papers, roughly 60 papers for ESANN alone, and dozens of papers for ICML, ECML, PKDD, NIPS, ICANN, IWANN, etc.).