Departement d'Informatique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure, Centre de Recherche INRIA de Paris
Francis Bach is a researcher at INRIA, leading since 2011 the Sierra project-team, which is part of the Computer Science Department at Ecole Normale Superieure. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, working with Professor Michael Jordan, and spent two years in the Mathematical Morphology group at Ecole des Mines de Paris, then he joined the Willow project-team at INRIA/Ecole Normale Superieure from 2007 to 2010. Francis Bach is interested in statistical machine learning, and especially in graphical models, sparse methods, kernel-based learning, convex optimization, vision and signal processing. He obtained in 2009 a Starting Grant from the European Research Council and received in 2012 the INRIA young researcher prize. In 2015, he was program co-chair of the International Conference in Machine learning (ICML).