This is the website of Samuel Vaiter. I am a CNRS researcher at the interface of mathematics and computer science. My current host lab is the Laboratoire J. A. Dieudonné of Université Côte d’Azur located in the beautiful city of Nice.

My research interests cover in particular the mathematical foundation of machine learning, especially linked to optimization. In particular, I work on graph machine learning, algorithmic differentiation, (stochastic ∨ bilevel ∨ nonsmooth) optimization. I am currently an Area Chair for NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR and AISTATS.

Previously, I was a member of Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne, located in the city of Dijon, France during 2015-2021 and a postdoc at CMAP, the applied math institute of École Polytechnique with Antonin Chambolle during the academic year 2014-2015. Before that, I did my PhD at CEREMADE (Univ. Paris-Dauphine) under the supervision of Gabriel Peyré. More information are available on my About page.

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Current PhD students for 2024/2025

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Samuel Vaiter
Laboratoire Mathématiques & Interactions J.A. Dieudonné
CNRS UMR 7351, Université Côte d’Azur
Parc Valrose 06108 NICE CEDEX 2, France
github: @svaiter, twitter: @vaiter