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Team SequeL

Sequential Learning

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SequeL is a research group working in the field of machine learning; more specifically, SequeL is dedicated to the study of the problem of sequential decision making under uncertainty, that is, the study of how an "agent" having a goal to fullfill can learn an optimal behavior to achieve this goal in an unknown environment. SequeL is composed of two dozens members. Activities range from foundations of learning to algorithm design, and transfer towards companies. Questions studied are such as "What can a Turing machine learn efficiently? and in which conditions?", budgeted learning questions like "Given an amount of computational resource, how close to the optimal behavior can an algorithm get to?", and application oriented questions like those related to computational advertizing and recommendation systems for e-commerce websites.

SequeL has led to the multi-awarded Crazy Stone go playing program; some of SequeL PhD students have been awarded by the Gilles Kahn award, the Jacques Neveu award, the ECCAI award. We have won the ICML 2011 Exploration vs. Exploitation challenge, and the ACM RecSYS 2014 challenge (both challenges on recommendation systems). SequeL expertize has led to collaborations with international companies like Orange Labs, Intel, Technicolor, Deezer, and also with national and local SMEs.


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