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Michele Sebag
Deputy director of Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, CNRS, UMR 8623
Head of Équipe A-O - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Co-head (with Marc Schoenauer) of Équipe-Projet TAO - INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France
Principal scientist CNRS (Directrice de recherche de 1ere classe)
Email: sebag at lri dot fr
Phone: +33 (0) 1 69 15 42 33
Fax: +33 (0) 1 69 15 42 13
Address: LRI - Bat. 660
  Université Paris Sud
  91190, Gif sur Yvette, FRANCE
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Short Bio

With a background in maths (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Michèle Sebag went to industry (Thalès) where she started to learn about computer science, project management, and artificial intelligence. She got interested in AI, became consulting engineer, and realized that machine learning was something to be. She was offered the opportunity to start research on machine learning for applications in numerical engineering at Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides at Ecole Polytechnique.

After her PhD at the crossroad of machine learning (LRI, Université Paris-Sud Orsay), data analysis (Ceremade, Université Paris-10 Dauphine) and numerical engineering (LMS, Ecole Polytechnique), she entered CNRS as research fellow (CR1) in 1991.

In 2001, she took the lead of the Inference and ML group, now ML & Optimization, at LRI, Université Paris-Sud. In 2003 she founded together with Marc Schoenauer the TAO (ML & Optimization) INRIA project.

Her research interests include reinforcement learning, preference learning, information theory for robotics and surrogate optimization.