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 data science, algorithmics and data structures in settings where things evolve along time.

Management of research

Information regarding my research


Open positions

These days (updated Dec. 2nd, 2021), I am looking for:

To apply: send me an email with: a CV + motivation for the particular position, any other relevant document. Without these elements, I will not take your email in consideration. (I receive much too much.)


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
Équipe-Projet Scool
Parc Scientifique de la haute Borne
40, Avenue Halley
59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Some pictures of myself.