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Conference posters

At the request of a friend, I am putting up some of the posters that I recently presented at conferences.

Large-scale functional-connectivity graphical models for individual subjects using population prior.

This is a poster for our NIPS work


Multi-subject dictionary learning to segment an atlas of brain spontaneous activity …

My conference travels: Scipy 2011 and HBM 2011

The Scipy 2011 conference in Austin

Last week, I was at the Scipy conference in Austin. It was really great to see old friends, and Austin is such a nice place.

The Scipy conference was held in UT Austin’s conference center, which is a fantastic venue. This is the …

Research jobs in France: the black humor of 2010 is the reality of 2011

The French basic research landscape is dominated by a few nationwide institute, similar to the NIST or the NIH in the US. The largest of these is the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientific). Getting a tenured job in one of those institutes enables someone to focus on basic …

Machine learning humour

Yes, but they overfit

If you are reading this post through a planet, the movie isn’t showing up, just click through to understand what the hell this is about.

Some explanations…

Machine learning, geeks, and beers

Sorry for the bad humour. In the previous weeks my social geek life …

Making posters for scientific conferences

Some advices and examples on making posters for scientific conference.

A simple LaTeX example

A simple LaTeX document, to use as a skeletton

PCA and ICA: Identifying combinations of variables

Dimension reduction and interpretability

Suppose you have statistical data that too many dimensions, in other words too many variables of the same random process, that has been observed many times. You want to find out, from all these variables (or all these dimensions when speaking in terms of multivariate data …

General relativity, quantum physics, freely-falling planes and Bayesian statistics

We’re famous: the work that concluded my PhD is now picked up by the press

I hadn’t realized before reading this journalist’s version of the story, but we have all the proper buzz words:

  • general relativity
  • quantum physics
  • freely-falling planes
  • Bayesian …

Acceleration estimation in atom-interferometric tests of the Einstein equivalence principle

Hurray! The pivot article that marks my transition from physics to statistic modeling is finally out:

How to estimate the differential acceleration in a two-species atom interferometer to test the equivalence principle G Varoquaux, R A Nyman, R Geiger, P Cheinet, A Landragin and P Bouyer

To put things in …

What’s wrong with young academic careers in France

David just blogged a link to an article about careers in higher education. I thought the paragraph on the French system was so much to the point that I would like to quote it entirely here:

In France, the access to a first permanent position as maître de conférences occurs …