Startup R&D guy & the most British of all French entrepreneurs. I am Chief Science Officer at Concept Immo Global, co-founder of eAuteur, co-founder of Entrepreneurs Ensimag, and columnist at The Rude Baguette (covering technology and R&D). I hold a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from University College London. I enjoy composing music, taking pictures and making short films. Find me on the social networks listed on the left or meet me in person.
The Bats toolbox (Bandit Algorithms and Tree Search) for Matlab is my first effort to release a significant amount of clean, open source code — and it comes with a great sense of achievement! Read the story behind it in this post, and check out the toolbox at http://louis.dorard.me/bats.
As I am progressing with the writing up of my thesis, here is an attempt to explain what my main contribution is about, in a way that should be understandable by people with a university-level background in mathematics. I am using Machine Learning techniques to search large spaces that have tree structures. An example of this is game AI where we look for sequences of moves that make us win the game. Read the full post…
On-line problems such as website optimisation require to trade exploration and exploitation in order to learn and optimise an unknown target. As you may already know from my Twitter feed, I am organising a challenge and a workshop on that topic on 2 July 2011 in Bellevue, Washington, during the 28th International Conference on Machine Learning. We’re calling for papers!
This is the follow-up to my previous post, “Creating a webapp is so much easier these days!”, focusing now on infrastructures to host web applications. From your website and content to your application, see how cloud hosting can help you scale, and how streamlined deployment environments can save you the pain of setting up and maintaining a complex infrastructure. Read the full post…