Lucas Maystre

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Hi, I'm Lucas, a research scientist at Spotify in London, UK. My research interests revolve around machine learning, algorithms and statistics.

I got my PhD in 2018; my thesis is about efficiently learning preferences from comparisons and was supported by a Google PhD fellowship.

  1. Jul 2023, looking forward to presenting our paper on impatient bandits at KDD 2023.
  2. Feb 2023, our preprint on optimizing audio recommendations for the long-term is on arXiv.

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


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

Bits of ML

Brief summaries & key insights of selected topics in machine learning.

Vim from scratch

Getting started with the Vim text editor. I started using Vim in 2009 and never looked back since.