Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Participant : Julien Mairal.
This collaboration started in April 2019, with the arrival of a master student, Houssam Zenati, who will pursue a CIFRE PhD starting in 2020. The goal of this collaboration is to develop machine learning techniques for counterfactual loss optimization, which is a fundamental problem in machine learning related to causal inference. The goal is to learn stochastic policies, based on offline logged data. The problem is important for web advertising, which is the main activity of the Criteo company, but the potential scope of application is much larger, with possible applications in medicine and experimental sciences.