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PhD and HdR defenses
Yearly reports of activites



  • Frédéric Guillou defends his PhD on Dec. 2nd
  • Tomáš Kocák defends his PhD on Nov. 28th
  • James Ridgway joins the group as a pot-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


  • 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.




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