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Nilearn sprint: hacking neuroimaging machine learning

A couple of weeks ago, we had in Paris the second international nilearn sprint, dedicated to making machine learning in neuroimaging easier and more powerful.

It was such a fantastic experience, as nilearn is really shaping up as a simple yet powerful tool, and there is a lot of enthusiasm ...

Software for reproducible science: let’s not have a misunderstanding


tl;dr: Reproducibilty is a noble cause and scientific software a promising vessel. But excess of reproducibility can be at odds with the housekeeping required for good software engineering. Code that “just works” should not be taken for granted.

This post advocates for a progressive consolidation effort of scientific ...

MLOSS: machine learning open source software workshop @ ICML 2015


This year again we will have an exciting workshop on the leading-edge machine-learning open-source software. This subject is central to many, because software is how we propagate, reuse, and apply progress in machine learning.

Want to present a project? The deadline for the call for papers is Apr 28th ...

Job offer: working on open source data processing in Python

We, Parietal team at INRIA, are recruiting software developers to work on open source machine learning and neuroimaging software in Python.

In general, we are looking for people who:

  • have a mathematical mindset,
  • are curious about data (ie like looking at data and understanding it)
  • have an affinity for problem-solving ...

Euroscipy 2015: Call for paper

EuroScipy 2015, the annual conference on Python in science will take place in Cambridge, UK on 26-30 August 2015. The conference features two days of tutorials followed by two days of scientific talks & posters and an extra day dedicated to developer sprints. It is the major event in Europe in ...

PRNI 2016: call for organization

The steering committee of PRNI (Pattern Recognition for NeuroImaging) is opening a call for bid to organize the conference in June 2016, in Europe

New website

I am moving my website to a new design, relying on Pelican and more modern CSS.

So far, I had been using rest2web to generate the static part of the website, and a local install of wordpress for the blog. I wasn’t doing good on keeping the wordpress install ...

Improving your programming style in Python

Some references on software development techniques and patterns to help write better code.

Hiring an engineer to mine large functional-connectivity databases

Work with us to leverage leading-edge machine learning for neuroimaging

At Parietal, my research team, we work on improving the way brain images are analyzed, for medical diagnostic purposes, or to understand the brain better. We develop new machine-learning tools and investigate new methodologies for for quantifying brain function from ...

Scikit-learn 2014 sprint: a report

A week ago, the 2014 edition of the scikit-learn sprint was held in Paris. This was the third time that we held an internation sprint and it was hugely productive, and great fun, as always.

Great people and great venues

We had a mix of core contributors and newcomers, which ...