Year 2018-2019

The computer science department of ENS Lyon organizes 2 research schools. They consist of an intensive one-week course (24 hours), delivered by experts of a current research topic. The research schools are an integral part of our Master curriculum, but are also open to outside participants (students, researchers).

In Lyon :

  • [ER01] 12-16 november 2018 : Algorithmic aspects of data analysis and machine learning taught by Vincent Cohen-Addad, Varun Kanade, Émilie Kaufman and Silvio Lattanzi.

    We will present general algorithmic approaches for solving several problems arising in machine learning and data analysis contexts.
    When dealing with large or evolving inputs standard algorithmic techniques fail. For example, if the input is large, it is not possible to assume that it will fit entirely into memory. One common solution is to use algorithms to very efficiently compress it while retaining its most important features. Another classic example is when the input changes over time. Then the algorithm is forced to make some decision at a given t, without knowing the rest of the input to come. Yet, is it possible to be close to what an algorithm knowing the entire input would have done? How can we prove some performance guarantees in these very adversarial contexts?
    We will present ideas coming from learning theory, online and streaming algorithms. We will illustrate how to apply these ideas on very fundamental data analysis and machine learning problems: bandit-type problems, clustering and low-rank approximation problems.
  • [ER02] 26-30 November 2018: Computer virology, taught by Guillaume Bonfante, Jean-Yves Marion and another person

In Sophia-Antipolis :

  • [ER03] 26-29 November 2018: Coq Winter School (SSReflect & MathComp)

    If you plan to attend this Winter School (instead of ER02), please
    – follow the instructions on the web page for the school regarding organisation;
    – write an email to nathalie.revol@… and to daniel.hirschkoff@… or yves.robert@… (according to whether you are in M1 or M2) to tell about your intention to do this.

Important notice for the Research Schools organised in Sophia-Antipolis: please make sure to register to the school (follow the links to the dedicated webpage). You may ask for help in order to find an accomodation there.

The list of research schools from previous years is available here.

For M1 and M2 students:

M1 and M2 students must follow the 2 research schools.

For outside participants:

Registration is free but compulsory. To register, send an e-mail to Nathalie Revol with your first name, name, level (M1, M2) and university. Please also mention any information useful for organizational purposes.


Information on housing options close to ENS Lyon can be found on the  LIP web page. Participants will be able to use the ENS restaurant for a fee.

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