Sébastien Bubeck – Publications
Lecture Notes, Survey, PhD Thesis
M. Racz and S. Bubeck, Basic models and questions in statistical network analysis. Lecture notes, 2016. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck, Convex Optimization: Algorithms and Complexity. In Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, Vol. 8: No. 34, pp 231357, 2015 [pdf]
S. Bubeck, The complexities of optimization. Lecture notes, 2013. Available on my blog.
S. Bubeck and N. CesaBianchi, Regret Analysis of Stochastic and Nonstochastic Multiarmed Bandit Problems. In Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, Vol 5: No 1, 1122, 2012. [pdf]
S. Bubeck, Introduction to Online Optimization. Lecture Notes, 2011. [draft]
S. Bubeck, Bandits Games and Clustering Foundations. PhD dissertation, Université Lille 1, 2010 (Jacques Neveu prize 2010, runnerup for the french AI prize 2011, runnerup for the Gilles Kahn prize 2010). [pdf] [slides of the defense] [slides of my jobtalk] [slides for the Gilles Kahn prize]
Preprints
S. Bubeck, M. B. Cohen, J. R. Lee, Y.T. Lee, Metrical task systems on trees via mirror descent and unfair gluing. Soon on arxiv!
C.J. Argue, S. Bubeck, M. B. Cohen, A. Gupta, Y.T. Lee, Nearly linear competitive ratio for chasing nested convex bodies. Soon on arxiv!
Z. AllenZhu, S. Bubeck, and Y. Li, Make the Minority Great Again: FirstOrder Regret Bound for Contextual Bandits. Submitted 2018. [arxiv].
Journal Papers
S. Bubeck and R. Eldan, Exploratory distributions for convex functions. To appear in Mathematical Statistics and Learning, 2018. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck, J. Lehec, and R. Eldan, Sampling from a logconcave distribution with Projected Langevin Monte Carlo. To appear in Discrete & Computational Geometry, 2018. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck and R. Eldan, The entropic barrier: exponential families, logconcave geometry and selfconcordance. To appear in Mathematics of Operations Research, 2018. [arxiv]
E. AriasCastro, S. Bubeck, G. Lugosi and N. Verzelen, Detecting Markov Random Fields Hidden in White Noise. To appear in Bernoulli, 2017. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck and S. Ganguly, Entropic CLT and phase transition in highdimensional Wishart matrices. To appear in International Mathematics Research Notices, 2015. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck, J. Ding, R. Eldan and M. Racz, Testing for highdimensional geometry in random graphs. To appear in Random Structures and Algorithms, 2015. [draft]
L. AddarioBerry, S. Bhamidi, S. Bubeck, L. Devroye, G. Lugosi, and R. Imbuzeiro Oliveira, Exceptional rotations of random graphs: a VC theory. Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 2015. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck, R. Eldan, E. Mossel and M. Racz, From trees to seeds: on the inference of the seed from large trees in the uniform attachment model. To appear in Bernoulli, 2014. [draft]
S. Bubeck, L. Devroye and G. Lugosi, Finding Adam in random growing trees. To appear in Random Structures and Algorithms, 2015. [draft]
S. Bubeck, E. Mossel and M. Racz, On the influence of the seed graph in the preferential attachment model. IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering 1, 3039, 2015. [arxiv]
E. AriasCastro, S. Bubeck and G. Lugosi, Detecting Positive Correlations in a Multivariate Sample. Bernoulli 21, 209241, 2015. [draft]
S. Bubeck and N. Linial, On the local profiles of trees. Journal of Graph Theory, 2015. [draft]
J.Y. Audibert, S. Bubeck and G. Lugosi, Regret in Online Combinatorial Optimization. Mathematics of Operations Research, 39, 3145, 2014. [draft]
S. Bubeck, N. CesaBianchi and G. Lugosi, Bandits with heavy tail. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 59, 77117717, 2013. [pdf]
S. Bubeck, D. Ernst and A. Garivier, Optimal discovery with probabilistic expert advice: finite time analysis and macroscopic optimality. Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 14, 601623, 2013. [pdf]
E. AriasCastro, S. Bubeck and G. Lugosi, Detection of correlations. Annals of Statistics 40, 412435, 2012. [pdf]
S. Bubeck, R. Munos, G. Stoltz and C. Szepesvari, XArmed Bandits. Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) 12, 15871627, 2011. [pdf] [slides] [Video]
J.Y. Audibert and S. Bubeck, Regret Bounds and Minimax Policies under Partial Monitoring. Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) 11, 26352686, 2010. [pdf]
S. Bubeck, R. Munos and G. Stoltz, Pure Exploration in FinitelyArmed and ContinuouslyArmed Bandits. Theoretical Computer Science 412, 18321852, 2011. [pdf]
S. Bubeck, M. Meila and U. von Luxburg, How the Initialization Affects the Stability of the kmeans Algorithm. ESAIM: Probability and Statistics 16, 436452, 2012. [pdf]
S. Bubeck and U. von Luxburg, Nearest Neighbor Clustering: A Baseline Method for Consistent Clustering with Arbitrary Objective Functions. Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) 10, 657698, 2009. [pdf]
Conference Papers
S. Bubeck, M. B. Cohen, J. R. Lee, Y.T. Lee, A. Madry, kserver via multiscale entropic regularization. STOC 2018. [arxiv].
S. Bubeck, M. B. Cohen, Y.T. Lee, Y. Li, An homotopy method for ell_p regression provably beyond selfconcordance and in inputsparsity time. STOC 2018. [arxiv].
S. Bubeck, M. B. Cohen, Y. Li, Sparsity, variance and curvature in multiarmed bandits . ALT 2018 (Best Student Paper Award). [arxiv].
K. Scaman, F. Bach, S. Bubeck, Y. T. Lee, L. Massoulié, Optimal algorithms for smooth and strongly convex distributed optimization in networks. ICML 2017 [arxiv]
S. Bubeck, N. R. Devanur, Z. Huang, R. Niazadeh, Online Auctions and Multiscale Online Learning. EC 2017 [arxiv]
S. Bubeck, R. Eldan and Y. T. Lee, Kernelbased methods for bandit convex optimization. Extended abstract in STOC 2017. [arxiv]
O. Angel, S. Bubeck, Y. Peres and F. Wei, Local maxcut in smoothed polynomial time. STOC 2017. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck and R. Eldan, Multiscale exploration of convex functions and bandit convex optimization. COLT 2016 (Best Paper Award). [arxiv]
S. Bubeck and Y. T. Lee, Blackbox optimization with a politician. ICML 2016. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck, J. Lehec, and R. Eldan, Sampling from a logconcave distribution with Projected Langevin Monte Carlo. Extended abstract in NIPS 2015. [draft]
S. Bubeck, O. Dekel, T. Koren and Y. Peres, Bandit Convex Optimization: sqrt{T} Regret in One Dimension. COLT 2015. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck and R. Eldan, The entropic barrier: a simple and optimal universal selfconcordant barrier. COLT 2015. [arxiv]
C.Y. Liu and S. Bubeck, Most Correlated Arms Identification. COLT 2014. [draft]
K. Jamieson, M. Malloy, S. Bubeck and R. Nowak, lil’ UCB: An Optimal Exploration Algorithm for MultiArmed Bandits. COLT 2014. [draft]
S. Bubeck and C.Y. Liu, Priorfree and priordependent regret bounds for Thompson Sampling. NIPS 2013. [pdf] [Supp. material]
S. Bubeck, V. Perchet and P. Rigollet, Bounded regret in stochastic multiarmed bandits. COLT 2013. [pdf] [Video]
(Note: The proof of Theorem 8 is not correct. We do not know if the theorem holds true.)
S. Bubeck, T. Wang and N. Viswanathan, Multiple Identifications in MultiArmed Bandits. ICML 2013. [pdf]
S. Bubeck, N. CesaBianchi and S. M. Kakade, Towards Minimax Policies for Online Linear Optimization with Bandit Feedback. COLT 2012. [pdf] [slides] [Video]
S. Bubeck and A. Slivkins, The best of both worlds: stochastic and adversarial bandits. COLT 2012. [pdf]
V. Gabillon. M. Ghavamzadeh, A. Lazaric and S. Bubeck, MultiBandit Best Arm Identification. NIPS 2011. [pdf] [Tech. reportl]
S. Bubeck, G. Stoltz and J. Y. Yu, Lipschitz Bandits without the Lipschitz Constant. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT), 2011. [pdf]
J.Y. Audibert, S. Bubeck and G. Lugosi, Minimax Policies for Combinatorial Prediction Games. COLT 2011. [pdf] [slides] [Video]
J.Y. Audibert, S. Bubeck and R. Munos, Best Arm Identification in MultiArmed Bandits. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT), 2010. [pdf] [slides]
S. Bubeck and R. Munos, OpenLoop Optimistic Planning. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT), 2010. [pdf] [slides]
S. Bubeck, R. Munos and G. Stoltz, Pure Exploration in MultiArmed Bandit Problems. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT), 2009. [pdf] [slides]
J.Y. Audibert and S. Bubeck, Minimax Policies for Adversarial and Stochastic Bandits. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT), 2009 (Best Student Paper Award). [pdf] [slides]
S. Bubeck, R. Munos, G. Stoltz and C. Szepesvari, Online Optimization in XArmed Bandits. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 22, 2009. [pdf] [Supp. material] [poster]
U. von Luxburg, S. Bubeck, S. Jegelka and M. Kaufmann, Consistent Minimization of Clustering Objective Functions. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 21, 2008. [pdf] [Supp. material] [poster]
Misc.
S. Bubeck, K. Edwards, H. Mania and C. Supko, On paths, stars and wyes in trees. Draft, 2016. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck and E. Gwynne, Asymptotic behavior of the Eden model with positively homogeneous edge weights. Draft, 2015. [arxiv]
S. Bubeck, Y. T. Lee, and M. Singh, A geometric alternative to Nesterov's accelerated gradient descent. Draft, 2015. [draft]
K. Jamieson, M. Malloy, S. Bubeck and R. Nowak, On Finding the Largest Mean Among Many. Asilomar, 2013. [draft]
S. Bubeck, D. Ernst and A. Garivier, Optimal discovery with probabilistic expert advice. 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2012. [pdf] [Extended version]
J.Y. Audibert, S. Bubeck and R. Munos, Bandit View on Noisy Optimization. In Optimization for Machine Learning, MIT press, 2011. [pdf]
