MILES seminars are back!

As part of its weekly group meeting, MILES is glad to announce three seminars in the upcoming weeks!


  • September 30, 2021: In-person seminar by Ruben Ohana (ENS & LightOn) 
    Training neural networks with Direct Feedback Alignment: theory and applications in adversarial robustness
  • October 7, 2021: In-person seminar by Laurent Daudet (LightOn)
    Optical random projections: scaling up randomized algorithms for scientific computing and machine learning
  • October 14, 2021: Online seminar by Lindon Roberts  (ANU, Australia)
    Inexact Derivative-Free Optimization for Bilevel Learning

Want to give a seminar for our group and beyond? Please send an email at

MILES represented at ICML 2021

Three papers from MILES researchers have been accepted to the 2021 International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), one of the most prestigious venues for data science:

In addition, Clément Royer will be a featured speaker at the ICML 2021 workshop Beyond first-order methods in ML systems.

Last but certainly not least, Alexandre Vérine will present the paper On the expressivity of bi-Lipschitz normalizing flows (a full MILES collaborative effort together with Benjamin Negrevergne, Fabrice Rossi and Yann Chevaleyre) at the ICML 2021 workshop Invertible Neural Networks, Normalizing Flows, and Explicit Likelihood Models.


Feel free to contact MILES researchers to catch them during ICML!

Young Researcher Prize for Rafael Pinot

Rafael Pinot is a recipient of the 2021 Prix Jeune Chercheur (Young Researcher Prize) from the Dauphine Foundation. This prize is awarded every year to the top PhD graduates in Dauphine (see here for a formal description in French).

Rafael defended his PhD thesis on December 12, 2020. He was co-supervised by Jamal Atif and Florian Yger at MILES, as well as Cédric Gouy-Pailler at CEA-LIST. Rafael is now a postdoctoral researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, but we are happy to welcome him back on June 28 as he visits Dauphine to receive his prize. Congratulations!


Congratulations to Virginie Do, Jamal Atif and Jérôme Lang for getting a paper accepted in the 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).

Their paper, Online Selection of Diverse Committees, co-authored with Nicolas Usunier from Facebook AI Research, can be accessed here.

Join MILES as a postdoc!

A two-year postdoctoral position in optimization for high-performance artificial intelligence is available in MILES!

The successful applicant will conduct their research in collaboration with Clément W. Royer, but interactions with other MILES members will be strongly encouraged. The position is expected to start in the Fall of 2021.

For more information, see the full job description here. Do not hesitate to contact Clément W. Royer for any questions!

Professor position (PSL): Data Sciences for the Social Science

The University Paris Dauphine, PSL, recruits a full professor in Applied Mathematics or Computer Science in the broad area of Big Data/Data Sciences and
Artificial Intelligence under a profile of “Data Sciences for the Social Sciences”. (S)he is expected to essentially contribute teaching for the Department MSO, Masters in
Organisations Science ( for classes in the very broad area of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Organisational Sciences (Management, Social and Political Science, Economy,
Law), besides aiding the development of research in Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence within the several research centres of Dauphine. The recruited person could integrate either the Research
Center on Applied Mathematics (CEREMADE, or the Research Center on Computer Science (LAMSADE,, both of them strongly characterised for their Decision Sciences orientation.

For more information please contact Alexis Tsoukiàs (,
chair of the selection committee or (as far as teaching is concerned) the director of the MSO department Denis Darpy (

Applications will officially open after January 2019, the position being expected to be filled for September

Dauphine strongly encourages womens’ applications.