Jean Tarbouriech

PhD Student

FAIR Paris & Inria Lille


I am a first-year PhD student in reinforcement learning at Facebook AI Research Paris and Inria Lille SequeL team, under the supervision of Alessandro Lazaric and Michal Valko.


  • Reinforcement Learning
    - Unsupervised RL
    - Episodic RL
  • Applied Mathematics for Machine Learning
    - Probability and Statistics
    - Optimization


  • MSc in Machine Learning (MVA), 2018

    Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay

  • MSc in Applied Mathematics, 2017

    Ecole polytechnique

  • BSc in Applied Mathematics, 2016

    Ecole polytechnique

Research Experience


Research Intern

Facebook AI Research

May 2018 – Sep 2018 Paris, France
– Research project in reinforcement learning
– Active exploration in Markov decision processes
– Supervisor: Alessandro Lazaric

Visiting Research Scholar

Cornell University

Apr 2017 – Aug 2017 Ithaca, NY, USA
– Research project in operations research and statistics
– Incorporating correlation in travel time prediction for route planning in stochastic networks
– Supervisor: Samitha Samaranayake

Undergraduate Intern

Infosys Labs

Jun 2016 – Aug 2016 Bangalore, India
– Research project in NLP
– Extraction and visualization of lexical ontologies from OSS incident ticket data
– Supervisor: Suman Roy


(2019). Active Exploration in Markov Decision Processes. AISTATS 2019.



  • Paris, France