I received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005. From 2005 to 2008, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. I have been a permanent researcher at INRIA in France since November 2008. I was promoted to first-class researcher in 2010, was the recipient of the “INRIA award for scientific excellence” in 2011, and obtained my Habilitation in 2014. Since 2013, I have been a senior researcher, first at Adobe Research (2013 to May 2017), then at DeepMind (June 2017 to October 2018), and now at Facebook AI Research (FAIR). I have been an area chair and a senior program committee member at NIPS, ICML, IJCAI, and AAAI. I have been on the editorial board of Machine Learning Journal (MLJ) and have been a reviewer for JMLR, MLJ, JAIR, Journal of operations research, IEEE TAC, and Automatica. I have published over 70 refereed papers in major machine learning, AI, and control journals and conferences, and has organized several tutorials and workshops at NIPS, ICML, and AAAI. I have received the best paper award at UAI-2015 and AAMAS-2001. My research is in the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, control, and learning theory; particularly to investigate the principles of scalable decision-making and to devise, analyze, and implement algorithms for sequential decision-making under uncertainty and reinforcement learning.

Interests

Reinforcement learning, online learning, bandit algorithms, recommendation systems, learning theory

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