PGMO PhD Prize for Maturin

Maturin Massias, former PhD student of Parietal, is receiving the PGMO PhD Prize for his work  “Sparse high dimensional regression in the presence of colored heteroscedastic noise : application to M/EEG source imaging” and implementation of his ideas in CELER (

Congratulations !

6 papers at NeurIPS 2020

We’re delighted to announce that the following 6 papers have been accepted at NeurIPS:

  • Entropic Optimal Transport between (Unbalanced) Gaussian Measures has a Closed Form Hicham Janati, Boris Muzellec, Gabriel Peyré, Marco Cuturi
  • Modeling shared responses in Neuroimaging Studies through MultiViewICA. Hugo Richard, Luigi Gresele, Aapo Hyvärinen, Bertrand Thirion, Alexandre Gramfort, Pierre Ablin.
  • PEP: Parameter Ensembling by Perturbation. Alireza Mehrtash, Purang Abolmaesumi, Polina Golland, Tina Kapur, Demian Wassermann, William Wells.
  • Leaning to solve TV regularised problems with unrolled algorithms. Hamza Cherkaoui, Jeremias Sulam, Thomas Moreau.
  • NeuMiss networks: differential programming for supervised learning with missing values. Marine Le Morvan, Julie Josse, Thomas Moreau, Erwan Scornet, Gaël Varoquaux.
  • Statistical control for spatio-temporal MEG/EEG source imaging with desparsified multi-task Lasso. Jérôme-Alexis Chevalier, Alexandre Gramfort, Joseph Salmon, Bertrand Thirion.

Congratulations to all !

Kamalaker’s defense on September 14th

Kamalaker Dadi is defending his PhD thesis “Population Imaging for Mental Health” on Sept 14th in Alan Turing (and online !)

Here are the committee members:

  • Sylvia Villeneuve, McGill University, Canada
  • Pierre Bellec, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Camille Maumet, Université Rennes I, France
  • Vincent Frouin, CEA Neurospin, Université Paris-Saclay, France
  • Michel Thiebaut, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Gaël Varoquaux, Parietal Inria, Université Paris-Saclay, France
  • Bertrand Thirion, Parietal Inria, Université Paris-Saclay, France
  • Denis Engemann, Parietal Inria, Université Paris-Saclay, France
  • Josselin Houenou, UNIACT Lab, Université Paris-Saclay, France

Please join us to discover his great contributions to the field !

Congratulations to Patricio for your PHD defense !

“Statistical learning with high-cardinality string categorical variables »

The jury comprises:


Gaël Varoquaux, Inria (team Parietal), Palaiseau, France.


Laurent Charlin, HEC Montréal, Montréal, Canada.

Stéphane Gaïffas, Université Paris Diderot (LPSM), Paris, France.


Balázs Kégl, Huawei/CNRS, France.

Charles Bouveyron, Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France.

Marc Schoenauer, Inria (team TAU), France.

Patrick Valduriez, Inria (LIRMM), Montpellier, France.