Staff ML Lead at Criteo (since January 2015). I lead the machine learning team for product recommendation at Criteo. Previously I worked as a researcher, engineer and engineering manager at MIT and Thales, with a focus on computer vision, robotics, and self-driving cars.


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My github contains the following software: intro-to-reco: teaching material for my course on recommendation engines, built with Flavian Vasile navguide: code of my PhD work on vision-based navigation for humans and robots omni3d: code of my MS work on 3D localization with omnidirectional video hashcode: code of my participations in the Google Hashcode contests nestor: an app to track weather forecast and subway lines in real-time in Paris respire: a linux-based app to track air quality from various sensors

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Reviewer for ICML 2019 and NeurIPS 2019

Co-organizer of REVEAL: the Workshop on Reinforcement Learning for Recommendation at RecSys 2018 and 2019.


In Sept 2019, I will start teaching a machine learning class at M2 level at Paris Dauphine.

Material of my class on Recommendation the Data Science Summer School at Ecole Polytechnique in June 2019. [github]


[1] ICRA 2010, Olivier Koch, Matthew R. Walter, Albert S. Huang, and Seth Teller, Ground robot navigation using uncalibrated cameras, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Anchorage, AK, May 2010 PDF

[2] ICCV 2009, Olivier Koch, Seth Teller, Body-relative navigation using uncalibrated cameras, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision(ICCV), Kyoto, Japan, October 2009 PDF

[3] IJFR 2008, Leonard et al., A Perception Driven Autonomous Urban Robot, International Journal of Field Robotics, 25, 10:727—774, 2008 PDF

[4] CVPR 2007, Olivier Koch, Seth Teller, Wide-area egomotion estimation from known 3D structure, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition(CVPR), Minneapolis, MN, June 2007 PDF

[5] PhD Thesis, Body-relative navigation guidance using uncalibrated cameras. 2010. PDF

[6] MS Thesis, Wide-Area Egomotion from Omnidirectional Video and Coarse 3D Structure. 2007. PDF