Julien Mairal - Homepage


Senior Research Scientist

Inria Grenoble, Thoth team


655, avenue de l'Europe
38330 Montbonnot Saint Martin

Prospective students or post-docs may contact me at

email: julien.mairal AT inria.fr

Recent Highlights

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2023: I received an ERC Consolidator grant. The project, called Apheleia, will start in September 2023.

2022: I co-organized the ICML Workshop on Continuous Time Perspectives in Machine Learning

2019: The Cyanure toolbox is now available!

2019: I received the test of time award at ICML 2019!

2019: Along with Naver labs Europe, we organized PAISS, the PRAIRIE and MIAI AI summer school in September 2019.

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2018: Along with Naver labs Europe, we organized PAISS, the PRAIRIE AI summer school from July 2nd to July 6th.

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2016: I received an ERC Starting grant. The project, called SOLARIS, started on March 2017.

Editorial Activities

I was area chair for ICML 2015, ICCV 2015, ICLR 2016, CVPR 2016, ECCV 2016, NIPS 2016, ICML 2017, NIPS 2017, ICML 2018, NeurIPS 2018, NeurIPS 2019, AISTATS 2020, ECCV 2020, NeurIPS 2020, ICLR 2021, AISTATS 2021, ICML 2021, NeurIPS 2021, ICLR 2022, and will serve for ICML 2022.

I was also workshop co-chair for NeurIPS 2020 and I am tutorial chair for CVPR 2022.

I am an associate editor of the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR). I have been in the past associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV).

Research Interests

  • machine learning

  • optimization

  • computer vision

  • signal and image processing

  • bioinformatics