Machine learning for earth observation with François Petitjean

Visiting scholar François Petitjean shares his experience at NYU CDS

1. How did you begin a career in the field of data science?

2. What role does data science play in your research, and do you feel that the role changes due to the fast-paced nature of the field?

Data science and machine learning are central to my research on Earth observation; I was fortunate to join the fantastic Machine Learning group at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 2012, and to take up a tenured position there in 2016.

3. Your academic journey brought you to the U.S. from Australia, and you have also studied in France. Have you encountered data science in new ways through different cultures?

4. What has your experience at NYU been like? Has it had a major impact on the direction of your research or your approach to data science?

NYU has been fantastic; I’ve been given all the right conditions for a successful visit, including incredible meetings with CDS academics (I’m thinking particularly of Professors Foster Provost and Yann LeCun) and probably the best seminar series I have had the chance to see (with Professors Jean Ponce, Francis Bach, Yann LeCun again, Kyunhyun Cho). At CDS, you really feel that you are at the center of things.

Center for Data Science

This is the official research blog of the NYU Center for…

Center for Data Science

This is the official research blog of the NYU Center for Data Science (CDS). Established in 2013, we are a leading data science training and research facility, offering a MS in Data Science and, as of 2017, one of the nation’s first universities to offer a Ph.D. in Data Science.

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Official account of the Center for Data Science at NYU, home of the Undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs in Data Science.

Center for Data Science

This is the official research blog of the NYU Center for Data Science (CDS). Established in 2013, we are a leading data science training and research facility, offering a MS in Data Science and, as of 2017, one of the nation’s first universities to offer a Ph.D. in Data Science.

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