Prize and awards
ICML - Test of Time Award
The ICML Conference (International Conference on Machine Learning), a major annual machine learning event within the scientific community, grants several awards each year, including the Test of Time Award. This year, it returns to Julien Mairal, Francis Bach, Jean Ponce and Guillermo Sapiro for their paper presented at the ICML edition ... 2009!
Back to the future
Their article entitled "Online Dictionary Learning for Sparse Coding" written when they were all in the Willow team, was featured. The award was presented at Long Beach in June 2019, where Julien gave a presentation of their work on a technique to improve learning calculations.