Lucas Maystre

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Hi, I'm Lucas, a PhD candidate in Computer Science at EPFL. My research interests revolve around machine learning and its applications to recommender systems.

My thesis is about learning preferences from comparisons. I'm studying this problem from a statistical and algorithmic perspective. Since 2016, my work is supported by a Google PhD fellowship.

  1. August 2017, I am attending ICML in Sydney.
  2. June 2017, I am attending the Google ML summit in Zurich.

ChoiceRank is a method for learning preferences in a network from marginal (node-level) traffic data.


A dataset of 2.7+ million pairwise comparison outcomes that explore the emotional content of animated GIFs.

Vim from scratch

An old article on getting started with the Vim text editor. I started using Vim in 2009 and never looked back since.