Gérard Biau is a full professor at the Probability, Statistics, and Modeling Laboratory (LPSM) of Sorbonne University, Paris. His research is mainly focused in developing new methodologies and rigorous mathematical theory in statistical learning and artificial intelligence, whilst trying to find connections between statistics and algorithms. He was a member of the Institut Universitaire de France from 2012 to 2017 and served from 2015 to 2018 as the president of the French Statistical Society. In 2018, he was awarded the Michel Monpetit – Inria prize by the French Academy of Sciences. He is currently director of Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI).
What motivates you in your daily work as a data expert?
What I like the most in my research is to understand what are the mathematical forces driving the performances of algorithms. According to me it is very important for the innovation process to know the limits and capabilities of database methods in order to design better ones.
What does datacraft bring you?
We are very proud at SCAI to have datacraft as a partner. It is a win-win collaboration. datacraft connects SCAI and the students with the ecosystem of datascience. SCAI brings its academic network expertise.