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

  • Jason to present DAB


    A couple of months ago Jason Ramapuram interned in Apple Machine Learning Research. Among other things, he worked with Russ Webb on a  novel method allowing for the use of simple non-differentiable functions at intermediary layers of deep neural networks. The outcome of these efforts, the Differential Approximation Bridges (DAB), are new neural network components ...

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  • Statistical Learning Workshop – 18 September…


    In this workshop we bring together the research communities of statistics and machine learning to foster a discussion between the two fields and develop research synergies. The workshop takes place on-line the whole day of 18/September. Depending on the COVID-19 status at the time a restricted physical presence version might also take place.

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  • New forces for our team


    Our team has expanded again. We have the pleasure to welcome Marc Desaules, who is working with us on his Master thesis for the GSEM faculty of the University of Geneva, and Yoann Boget, a fresh new PhD in the CS department of Unige.

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