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This page contains some news. This is by no means comprehensive. For more thorough descriptions, check the yearly report of activities.

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PhD and HdR defenses
Yearly reports of activites

2017

2016

  • Frédéric Guillou defends his PhD on Dec. 2nd
  • On Dec 1st, Ralph Bourdoukan joins the group as a post-doc
  • Tomáš Kocák defends his PhD on Nov. 28th
  • On Nov. 1st, James Ridgway joins the group as a post-doc
  • June 2016: Michal Valko defends his habilitation à diriger les recherches
  • April, 2016: Alessandro Lazaric is an invited speaker at DALI 2016
  • January 11-12th, 2016: Emilie Kaufmann and Michal Valko were invited speakers at Multi-armed Bandit Workshop

2015

  • December 14th, 2015: Marta Soare defends her PhD
  • November 24th, 2015: Jérémie Mary defends his HDR
  • November, 2015: Nuukik awarded after its succesfull collaboration with Jérémie Mary, and SequeL
  • November 2015: Émilie Kaufmann joins SequeL as CNRS junior researcher
  • October 2015: Christos Dimitrakakis joins SequeL as assistant professor
  • September 2015: Bilal Piot joins SequeL as assistant professor
  • June 24th, 2015: ICML is closing in: Lille, center of the ML world!
  • Check the binaire blog on Le Monde website (in French) “L’apprentissage automatique : pas à pas
  • May 2015: in press: Michal Valko explains why he teaches machine learning at École Normale Supérieure
  • May 2015: Victor Gabillon (former PhD student in SequeL) and Bilal Piot (currently post-doc in SequeL) are both ranked 2nd at the Artificial Intelligence French Association (AFIA) price.
  • February 1st, 2015: has been officially renewed for a new period of 4 years. This third period of life of SequeL begins on Feb 1st, 2015 and lasts until December 31st, 2018. At that time, SequeL will end as an INRIA team-project.
  • January 2015:
    • researcher positions at INRIA are open. 3 CR positions available in Lille.
    • 3 assistant professor positions open at the university possibly in relation with SequeL
    • Engineer position for a contract of 3 years.
    • Post-doc and PhD
  • Jan, 2015: associate team EduBand with CMU, Pittsburgh, led by Alessandro Lazaric, is accepted for 3 years from now on.
  • Jan 26th, 2015: after its successfull evaluation, SequeL timelife is extended until Dec. 31st, 2018.

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Nov 26th 2010: Sébastien Bubeck has been ranked 2nd for the 2010 Gilles Kahn award (best PhD in computer science)
  • starting Sep. 14th 2010, Peter Auer visits SequeL during 10 days
  • The cover of the July 2010 Pour la Science magazine advertize Rémi Coulom’s paper about ranking in games and sports
  • Sébastien Bubeck defends his PhD on June 10th, 2010 at the ENS-Ulm. He is the first student to defend a PhD in SequeL.
  • Laszlo Gyorfi visits us on March 19th.
  • from Feb 4th to Feb 11th, 2010, Boris Ryabko is visiting SequeL during 10 days
  • V. Gabillon, J. Mary, and Ph. Preux received the best paper award at the 10e Extraction, Gestion des Connaissances (EGC) for their paper “Affichage de publicités sur des portails web”

2009

  • S. Bubeck receives the best student paper award at COLT’2009.

2008

  • Fall 2008: R. Coulom’s Crazy Stone wins against a human expert
  • Sep 2008: Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) at Île de Ré, organized by M. Davy and J. Mary
  • June-July 2008: SequeL organizes the 8th European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning
  • Jan 2008: creation of the Predict & Control spin-off by P-A. Coquelin

2007

  • 2007: R. Coulom’s Crazy Stone becomes a valuable opponent for a human being at the 19×19 Go game. He is awarded with silver medal.
  • Jul 1st, 2007: SequeL is officially created as an INRIA team-project.

2006

  • Apr 3rd, 2006: SequeL is created as an INRIA team, located in Lille.

2005

  • Spring 2005: M. Davy, R. Munos, Ph. Preux meet and begin to talk about creating SequeL.

PhD and HdR defenses

Yearly reports of activities

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