Humans, animals, and other living beings have a natural ability to autonomously learn throughout their lives and quickly adapt to their surroundings, but computers lack such abilities. Our goal is to bridge such gaps between the learning of living-beings and computers. We are machine learning researchers with an expertise in areas such as approximate inference, Bayesian statistics, continuous optimization, information geometry, etc. We work on a variety of learning problems, especially those involving supervised, continual, active, federated, online, and reinforcement learning. Please check out research and publications pages for a more exhaustive overview.

If you are interested in joining us, see the people page and the news below for current opportunities.

# News

**November 09, 2022**Today, we hosted Prof. Yarin Gal for a seminar on “Uncertainty in Deep Learning: Lessons Learned from Medical Imaging”.

**October 25, 2022**Forthcoming talks by Geoffrey Wolfer:

- [16 Nov, 2022] [ CCSP Seminar ] Talk: "Geometric Aspects of Markov Models"
- [22 Nov, 2022] [ IBIS'22 ] Poster: "Variance-Aware Estimation of Kernel Mean Embedding"
- [1 Dec, 2022] [ SITA'22 ] Talk: "Markovian Embeddings of Markov Chains"

**October 24, 2022**Pierre will visit Toulouse School of Economics as an invited researcher in November. He will give a series of 5 lectures at on PAC-Bayes and Mutual Information bounds, on Nov. 8, 15, 21, 22 and 28. The lectures are intended for PhD students but will be also opened for master students. They will be essentially based on User-friendly introduction to PAC-Bayes bounds. He will also give the following talks:

- [10 Nov, 2022] [ MAD-Stat seminar, Toulouse School of Econonomics ] Talk: "The nice properties of MMD for statistical estimation"
- [14 Nov, 2022] [ Séminaire Parisien de Statistique à l'IHP ] Talk: "Concentration and robustness of discrepancy-based ABC"
- [17 Nov, 2022] [ Probability and Statistics Seminar, University of Luxembourg ] Talk: "Minimum MMD estimation"

**September 02, 2022**Forthcoming talks by Geoffrey Wolfer:

- [19 Sep, 2022] [ IG4DS ] Talk: "Information Geometry of Reversible Markov Chains" [ Slides ] [ Video ]
- [20 Sep, 2022] [ IG4DS ] Talk: "Geometric Aspects of Data-Processing of Markov Chains" [ Slides ] [ Video ]
- [26 Sep, 2022] [ BIID'10 ] Talk: "Geometric Aspects of Data-Processing of Markov Chains"