About the DMML group

The Data Mining and Machine Learning group of Geneva was established in 2011 by Prof. Alexandros Kalousis. It operates as a collaboration between the Department of Information Systems of the University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland, Geneva, and the VIPER group of the Computer Science Department of the University of Geneva. Many of the members currently follow a PhD under the joint supervision of Profs. Alexandros Kalousis and Stephane Marchand-Maillet.

We conduct research in various areas of data mining and machine learning, publishing at major international conferences (NeurIPS, ICML, etc.). In our latest work we focus on leveraging the power of modern deep learning architectures to address the problems of generative modeling, continual- and meta- learning, modelling of dynamical systems, and imitation and reinforcement learning. In these we also build on our experiences with metric and kernel learning, feature selection, structured regularization, and many other topics explored over the years by our members.

Many of our research directions have been defined on the basis of real world problems. We collaborate with multiple industrial and academic partners on joint projects providing the necessary machine learning expertise. The group receives funding from different sources, such as the Swiss National Science Foundation, SNSF, InnoSuisse (former CTI), the European Union, Horizon 2020, as well as directly from industrial partners.


Archive of news

  • 2021 Retrospective


    As we approach the Christmas period, and holidays are ahead of us, we seize the opportunity and take a moment to reflect on the year that is about to be completed. Let's go!

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  • PhD Thesis defense of Lionel Blondé


    Lionel Blondé will defend on Tuesday the 21st of December 2021 at 15:00 his PhD thesis entitled:  "Counterfactual Interactive Learning: Designing Proactive Artificial Agents that Learn from the Mistakes of other Decision Makers" Due to the health measures currently in force, the thesis will be defended by video conference publicly, with up to 150 people connected to ...

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  • Two Papers Presented in IPIN 2021


    Attending a conference in a presential mode, after two years of online events, can be quite a thrill!At the end of November 2021, Greg the pleasure to attend the 11th Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN 2021) International Conference , in Lloret de Mar, Spain. In the conference, he presented two works: “ProxyFAUG: Proximity-based Fingerprint Augmentation”: ...

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