Biography

François Fleuret got a PhD in Mathematics from INRIA and the University of Paris VI in 2000, and an Habilitation degree in Mathematics from the University of Paris XIII in 2006.

He is the head of the Machine Learning group at the Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, where he teaches machine learning. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed international conferences and journals.

He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, serves as Area Chair for NeurIPS, AAAI, and ICCV, and in the program committee of many top-tier international conferences in machine learning and computer vision. He is member of the Electrical Engineering Doctoral Program Committee at EPFL, and was or is expert for multiple funding agencies.

He is the inventor of several patents in the field of machine learning, and co-founder of Neural Concept SA, a company specializing in the design and commercialization of deep learning solutions for engineering design.

His main research interest is machine learning, with a particular focus on computational aspects and small sample learning.