My name is Philippe Preux. I am Professor in Computer Science at the Université de Lille, in France. I belong to the Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille (CRIStAL) (UMR CNRS 9189) and the Inria, Lille research center.

Research activities


My research concerns machine learning, in particular sequential decision making under uncertainty (reinforcement learning, bandits).
More generally, I'm interested in what-people-call-AI, data science, algorithmics and data structures in settings where things evolve along time.

Management of research

Information regarding my research

Open positions

As can be seen on SequeL website, I am looking for:


Since September 2016, I am not teaching (I have a secondment at Inria).
Usually, I teach machine learning and artificial intelligence, and related topics like data mining and data science.
I also teach regular CS topics, like algorithmics, programming languages, data structures, ...


Centre de Recherche INRIA Lille-Nord Europe
Équipe-Projet SequeL
Parc Scientifique de la haute Borne
40, Avenue Halley
59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Some pictures of myself.