About

Hello, my name is Luc Giffon.

I am a PhD. student in Machine Learning in the Qarma team under supervision of Hachem Kadri, Stéphane Ayache and Thierry Artières.

My research themes are Deep Learning and Kernel Methods. I aim at mixing those two families of methods in order to build "Deep Hierarchical Kernels" or to use Kernel Methods to augment or replace some layers of deep neural networks.

Basic Information
Location :
Marseille, France
Age :
Email :
luc.giffon [at] lis-lab.fr
Language :
French, English
Work Experience

October 2017 - Present

Aix-Marseille Université
PhD. Student in the QARMA team of the LIS lab
For my research studies, I have been working on Deep Learning and Kernel Methods from both the theoretical and experimental point of view which has led me to get a deep understanding of those two families of methods.
I have been teaching various computer science related fields in the Centrale-Marseille Engineer School.
I also participated to some popularization events such as the Experimentarium.

February 2017 - July 2017

EuraNova Marseille
Research Internship
I have been working on the Anomaly detection problem using Kernel Methods techniques. In particular, I was interested in the case where the concept of anomaly may vary over time, a phenomenon known as Distribution Drift which is common in most of real-life scenarios.
Education

2015 - 2017

Aix-Marseille Université
Fundamental Computer Science

Master's Degree

In the first year of this Master, I needed to catch up my lack of knowledge in Computer Science and I have learned the basics in many fields such as: Networks, Software Engineering, Complexity, Database management, Web development. I showed very fast progress which has led me to the top of my class.
In the second year of this master, I specialized in fundamental computer science in order to get a deeper understanding of computer science. In particular, I focused my work on Machine Learning and DataMining.

2014 - 2015

Aix-Marseille Université
Biology

First year in Master BBSG

In this master, I've got more advanced knowledge in BioInformatics and Genomics. I discovered computer science during this year and spent a lot of time learning my first programming language Python. This has led me to change my education field from Biology to pure Computer Science and then to Machine Learning.

2013 - 2014

Aix-Marseille Université
Biology

Bachelor's Degree in Cellular Biology

This bachelor was the most common and general one in the field of Biology in Aix-Marseille Université, one of the biggest public Universities in France.
I was particularly interested in Molecular biology, Genomics and Evolution theory. This has oriented me to the Master BBSG which focused on those fields.

2011 - 2013

Université de Strasbourg
Biology / Bio-Technologies

Senior Technician Certifcate

I've learned the basics in biology and, in particular, what are the common techniques used for manipulating micro-organisms in a laboratory.