Pierre-Alexandre Murena


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the PML group at Aalto University (Finland), working with Pr. Samuel Kaski. I used to work at Télécom ParisTech in the DIG team (former DBWeb), where I did my PhD under the supervision of Jean-Louis Dessalles and Antoine Cornuéjols. My research interests are learning theory and especially transfer learning. I work with the tools of algorithmic information theory (Kolmogorov complexity and Minimum Description Length Principle) and I am convinced that these tools might be a valuable alternative to statistical modeling when it comes to understanding why and when machine learning works.

I have also worked on a couple of thrilling side projects: