IUF Nomination 2022 – Jean Monnet College

Every year, the Institut universitaire de France (IUF) honors professors-researchers for the excellence of their research. Among the 164 professors-researchers nominated, two scientists from the Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne University are named.
By decree of 2 May of the Minister of Higher Education and Research, laureates are appointed as members from 1 Mayer October 2022 and for a period of five years.

The University is proud of its researchers!

Amaury Habrard, Professor of Computer Science and Researcher at the Hubert Curien Laboratory,
senior member of the IUF

Amaury Habrard has been a professor of computer science at the UJM since 2011 and a member of the Hubert Curien laboratory. Previously, he was a professor in Aix-Marseille, where he completed his Qualification for Direct Research in 2010. In addition, Amaury Habrard is Head of Master’s in Computer Science and co-responsible for the international course “Machine Learning and Data Mining” (MLDM), is also Head of the data intelligence research team from the Hubert Curien laboratory.

In research, he works on artificial intelligence theme in the area of ​​machine learning (also machine learning or machine learning in English). He is more specifically interested in the problems of representational learning, transfer learning, physical learning and interactions, and statistical learning theory.

Author of more than a hundred publications and international communications, Amaury Habrard is co-founder and former president of Société Savante Francophone d’Apprentissage Machine (2019-2021). He is member of the scientific office of the MIAI Institute of Artificial Intelligence sponsored by the University Grenoble Alpes. He was area chair” at the most prestigious conferences in the area: Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), International Machine Learning Society (ICML), International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) and received several awards as best reviewer at these conferences.

Olivier Marchal, professor of mathematics and researcher at the Institut Camille Jourdan,
junior member of the IUF

Olivier Marchal is a mathematics teacher at Jean Monnet University since 2012 and researcher at the Camille Jordan Institute (UJM, CNRS, Lyon1, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, INSA de Lyon. In 2007, he obtained an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique specializing in theoretical physics. He also passes the math aggregation and eligible for the physics-chemistry aggregation as a free candidate.

At the end of 2010, it obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics as mention “exceptional”then follow a postdoctoral contract until September 2012 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. This postdoc is accompanied by a English teaching load for which he won the “Inspirational Instructor” award awarded by students. To make the connection with the world of preparatory classes from which certain University students come, he gives at Fauriel secondary school in Saint-Etienne from 2014 to 2017 and then at Parc secondary school in Lyon from 2016 to 2018. At the same time he provides Math A test corrections from the prestigious X-ENS competition since 2012.

In terms of research, Olivier Marchal obtained his Qualification for Direct Research in October 2017, as well as the Doctoral and Research Orientation Bonus the same year. Furthermore, he is theauthor of three math booksrespectively entitled: “Fundamentals of probability”, “Applied statistics with introduction to R software” and “Course and corrected exercises in inferential statistics”, which allow providing high quality teaching with complete and detailed support for students.

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