Nicolas Usunier

Research Scientist

I joined Facebook as a Research Scientist in March 2015. I received my PhD in Machine Learning from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris, in 2006. I was Associate Profesor there until 2012, when I joined Université de Technologie de Compiègne, in France, with a chair position from the “CNRS-Higher Education Chairs” program. My research interests are learning theory, learning to rank, and learning with multiples objectives.


Machine learning theory and algorithms, information retrieval, text analysis

Latest Publications

End-to-End Object Detection with Transformers

Nicolas Carion, Francisco Massa, Gabriel Synnaeve, Nicolas Usunier, Alexander Kirillov, Sergey Zagoruyko

ECCV - August 23, 2020

Growing Action Spaces

Gregory Farquhar, Laura Gustafson, Zeming Lin, Shimon Whiteson, Nicolas Usunier, Gabriel Synnaeve

July 14, 2020

A Structured Prediction Approach for Generalization in Cooperative Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning

Nicolas Carion, Gabriel Synnaeve, Alessandro Lazaric, Nicolas Usunier

NeurIPS - October 18, 2019

Value Propagation Networks

Nantas Nardelli, Gabriel Synnaeve, Zeming Lin, Pushmeet Kohli, Philip H.S. Torr, Nicolas Usunier

ICLR - May 6, 2019

High-Level Strategy Selection under Partial Observability in StarCraft: Brood War

Jonas Gehring, Da Ju, Vegard Mella, Daniel Gant, Nicolas Usunier, Gabriel Synnaeve

Reinforcement Learning under Partial Observability Workshop at NeurIPS 2018 - December 3, 2018

Forward Modeling for Partial Observation Strategy Games – A StarCraft Defogger

Gabriel Synnaeve, Zeming Lin, Jonas Gehring, Dan Gant, Vegard Mella, Vasil Khalidov, Nicolas Carion, Nicolas Usunier

NeurIPS - December 3, 2018

SING: Symbol-to-Instrument Neural Generator

Alexandre Défossez, Neil Zeghidour, Nicolas Usunier, Leon Bottou, Francis Bach

NIPS 2018 - October 26, 2018

Canonical Tensor Decomposition for Knowledge Base Completion

Timothée Lacroix, Nicolas Usunier, Guillaume Obozinski

ICML 2018 - June 18, 2018

Learning Filterbanks from Raw Speech for Phone Recognition

Neil Zeghidour, Nicolas Usunier, Iasonas Kokkinos, Thomas Schatz, Gabriel Synnaeve, Emmanuel Dupoux

ICASSP 2018 - April 15, 2018

Fader Networks: Manipulating Images by Sliding Attributes

Guillaume Lample, Neil Zeghidour, Nicolas Usunier, Antoine Bordes, Ludovic Denoyer, Marc'Aurelio Ranzato

NIPS 2017 - December 4, 2017

Dense and Low-Rank Gaussian CRFs using Deep Embeddings

Siddhartha Chandra, Nicolas Usunier, Iasonas Kokkinos

ICCV 2017 - October 22, 2017

Improving Neural Language Models with a Continuous Cache

Edouard Grave, Armand Joulin, Nicolas Usunier

ICLR 2017 - April 24, 2017

Episodic Exploration for Deep Deterministic Policies for StarCraft Micro-Management

Nicolas Usunier, Gabriel Synnaeve, Zeming Lin, Soumith Chintala

ICLR 2017 - April 24, 2017

Joint Learning of Speaker and Phonetic Similarities with Siamese Networks

Neil Zeghidour, Gabriel Synnaeve, Nicolas Usunier, Emmanuel Dupoux

September 8, 2016

Combining Two and Three-Way Embeddings Models for Link Prediction in Knowledge Bases

Alberto Garcia-Duran, Antoine Bordes, Nicolas Usunier, Yves Grandvalet

JAIR - June 20, 2016

Large-Scale Simple Question Answering with Memory Networks

Antoine Bordes, Nicolas Usunier, Sumit Chopra, Jason Weston

ArXiv - June 22, 2015