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Books


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As an author:


P. Alquier, User-friendly introduction to PAC-Bayes bounds, 2024, Now Publishers (Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning). ISBN 978-1-63828-326-3 (Softcover), ISBN 978-1-63828-327-0 (PDF). A preliminary version is available on arXiv:2110.11216.


As an editor:


P. Alquier (Editor), Approximate Bayesian Inference, 2022, Printed Edition of the Special Issue Published in Entropy, MDPI. ISBN 978-3-0365-3789-4 (Hbk), ISBN 978-3-0365-3790-0 (PDF).


P. Alquier, E. Gautier, G. Stoltz (Editors), Inverse Problems and High-Dimensional Estimation, 2011, Stats in the Chateau Summer School, Lecture Notes in Statistics n°203, Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-19988-2 (Softcover), ISBN 978-3-642-19989-9 (PDF).


Submitted preprints

O. Sakhi, I. Aouali, P. Alquier, N. Chopin , Logarithmic Smoothing for Pessimistic Off-Policy Evaluation, Selection and Learning, 2024. Preprint arXiv:2405.14335.


G. Wolfer, P. Alquier, Optimistic Estimation of Convergence in Markov Chains with the Average Mixing Time, 2024. Preprint arXiv:2402.10506.


C. Riou, P. Alquier, B.-E. Chérief-Abdellatif , Bayes meets Bernstein at the Meta Level: an Analysis of Fast Rates in Meta-Learning with PAC-Bayes, 2023. Preprint arXiv:2302.11709.


G. Wolfer, P. Alquier, Variance-Aware Estimation of Kernel Mean Embedding, 2022. Preprint arXiv:2210.06672.


S. Legramanti, D. Durante, P. Alquier, Concentration and robustness of discrepancy–based ABC via Rademacher complexity, 2022. Preprint arXiv:2206.06991.


Peer-reviewed journals and conferences papers

2024


S. Nakakita, P. Alquier, M. Imaizumi, Dimension-free bounds for sums of dependend matrices and operators with heavy-tailed distribution, The Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2024, vol. 18, pp. 1130-1159. Available on arXiv:2210.09756.


P. Alquier, M. Gerber, Universal Robust Regression via Maximum Mean Discrepancy, Biometrika, 2024, vol. 111, no. 1, pp. 71-92. Available on arXiv:2006.00840.


P. Alquier, User-friendly introduction to PAC-Bayes bounds, Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, 2024, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 174-303. (This is the journal edition of the book, same content). A preliminary version is available on arXiv:2110.11216.


2023


P. Alquier, B.-E. Chérief-Abdellatif, A. Derumigny, J.-D. Fermanian. Estimation of Copulas via Maximum Mean Discrepancy, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2023, vol. 118, no. 543, pp. 1997-2012. Available on arXiv:2010.00408. The paper comes with an R package: MMDCopula.


O. Sakhi, P. Alquier, N. Chopin , PAC-Bayesian Offline Contextual Bandits With Guarantees. Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, 2023, vol. 202, pp. 29777-29799. Available on arXiv:2210.13132.


2022


X. Fan, P. Alquier, P. Doukhan, Deviation Inequalities for Stochastic Approximation by Averaging, Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 2022, vol. 152, October 2022, pp. 452-485. Available on arXiv:2102.08685.


T. T. Mai, P. Alquier, Understanding the Population Structure Correction Regression, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Statistics: Theory and Applications (ICSTA), 2022, Paper No. 114. A long version is available on arXiv:2102.05655.


P. Alquier, N. Marie, A. Rosier, Tight Risk Bound for High Dimensional Time Series Completion, The Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2022, vol. 16 , no. 1, pp. 3001-3035. Available on arXiv:2102.08178.


B.-E. Chérief-Abdellatif, P. Alquier, Finite Sample Properties of Parametric MMD Estimation: Robustness to Misspecification and Dependence. Bernoulli, 2022, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 181-213. Available on arXiv:1912.05737.


2021


D. Meunier, P. Alquier, Meta-strategy for Learning Tuning Parameters with Guarantees. Entropy, 2021, vol. 23, no. 10, 1257. Part of the special issue on Approximate Bayesian Inference. Available on arXiv:2102.025047.


P. Alquier, Non-exponentially Weighted Aggregation: Regret Bounds for Unbounded Loss Functions. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, 2021, vol. 139, pp. 207-218. Available on arXiv:2009.03017.


T. Doan, M. Abbana Bennani, B. Mazoure, G. Rabusseau, P. Alquier, A Theoretical Analysis of Catastrophic Forgetting through the NTK Overlap Matrix. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, 2021, vol. 130, pp. 1072-1080. Available on arXiv:2010.04003.


L. Carel, P. Alquier, Simultaneous Dimension Reduction and Clustering via the NMF-EM Algorithm. Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, 2021, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 231-260. Available on arXiv:1709.03346.


2020


P. Alquier, Approximate Bayesian Inference. Entropy, 2020, vol. 22, no. 11, 1272. Editorial of the special issue on Approximate Bayesian Inference.


P. Alquier, J. Ridgway , Concentration of Tempered Posteriors and of their Variational Approximations. The Annals of Statistics, 2020, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 1475-1497. Link to the supplementary material. Available on arXiv:1706.09293.


P. Alquier, K. Bertin, P. Doukhan, R. Garnier, High Dimensional VAR with Low-rank Transition. Statistics and Computing, 2020, vol. 30, pp. 1139-1153. Available on arXiv:1905.00959.


B.-E. Chérief-Abdellatif, P. Alquier, MMD-Bayes: Robust Bayesian Estimation via Maximum Mean Discrepancy. Proceedings of The 2nd Symposium on Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference (AABI), Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, 2020, vol. 118, pp. 1-21. Available on arXiv:1909.13339.


2019


P. Alquier, N. Marie, Matrix Factorization for Multivariate Time Series Analysis, The Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2019, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 4346-4366. Available on arXiv: 1903.05589. An R package implementing the procedures described in this paper was later developed by E. Lebarbier, N. Marie and A. Rosier: TrendTM: Trend of High-Dimensional Time Series Matrix Estimation.


B.-E. Chérief-Abdellatif, P. Alquier, M. E. Khan, A Generalization Bound for Online Variational Inference. Proceedings of The Eleventh Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML), Proceedings in Machine Learning Research, 2019, vol. 101, pp. 662-677. Best paper award. Available on arXiv:1904.03920.


P. Alquier, P. Doukhan, X. Fan, Exponential inequalities for nonstationary Markov Chains. Dependence Modeling, 2019, vol. 7, pp. 150-168. Available on arXiv:1808.08811.


P. Alquier, V. Cottet, G. Lecué, Estimation Bounds and Sharp Oracle Inequalities of Regularized Procedures with Lipschitz Loss Functions. The Annals of Statistics, 2019, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 2117-2144. Link to the supplementary material. Available on arXiv:1702.01402.


F. Maire, N. Friel , P. Alquier, Informed Sub-Sampling MCMC: Approximate Bayesian Inference for Large Datasets. Statistics and Computing, 2019, vol. 29., no. 3, pp. 449-482. Available on arXiv:1706.08327. Improves on the earlier preprint arxiv:1503.04178.


2018


B.-E. Chérief-Abdellatif, P. Alquier, Consistency of Variational Bayes Inference for Estimation and Model Selection in Mixtures, Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2018, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 2995–3035. Available on arXiv:1805.05054.


P. Alquier, B. Guedj, Simpler PAC-Bayesian Bounds for Hostile Data, Machine Learning, 2018, vol. 107, no. 5, pp. 887-902. Available on arXiv: 1610.07193.


V. Cottet, P. Alquier, 1-bit Matrix Completion: PAC-Bayesian Analysis of a Variational Approximation, Machine Learning, 2018, vol. 107, no. 3, pp. 579-603. Available on arXiv: 1604.04191.


2017


T. T. Mai, P. Alquier, Pseudo-Bayesian Quantum Tomography with Rank-adaptation, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2017, vol. 184, pp. 62-76. Available on arXiv: 1605.05933.


P. Alquier, T. T. Mai, M. Pontil, Regret Bounds for Lifelong Learning, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, 2017, vol. 54, pp. 261-269. Available on arXiv: 1610.08628.


L. Carel, P. Alquier, Non-negative Matrix Factorization as a Pre-processing tool for Travelers Temporal Profiles Clustering Proceedings of the 25th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (ESANN), 2017, M. Verleysen Edt., i6doc.com Publ., pp. 417-422.


P. Alquier, B. Guedj, An Oracle Inequality for Quasi-Bayesian Non-negative Matrix Factorization, Mathematical Methods of Statistics, 2017, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 55-67. There is a mistake in the proof of the main result in the published version; the proof in the latest version on arXiv is fixed: arXiv:1601.01345.


2016


P. Alquier, J. Ridgway , N. Chopin , On the Properties of Variational Approximations of Gibbs Posteriors, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2016, vol. 17, no. 239, pp. 1-41. Available on arXiv:1506.04091.


P. Alquier, N. Friel , R. G. Everitt , A. Boland , Noisy Monte-Carlo: Convergence of Markov Chains with Approximate Transition Kernels, Statistics and Computing, 2016, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 29-47. Available on arXiv:1403.5496


2015


T. T. Mai, P. Alquier, A Bayesian Approach for Matrix Completion: Optimal Rate under General Sampling Distribution, Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2015, vol. 9, pp. 823-841. Available on arXiv:1408.5820.


2014


J. Ridgway , P. Alquier, N. Chopin , F. Liang, PAC-Bayesian AUC Classification and Scoring, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 27 (NIPS), 2014, Z. Ghahramani, M. Welling, C. Cortes, N.D. Lawrence and K.Q. Weinberger Eds., Curran Associates Inc., pp. 658-666. Available on arXiv:1410.1771


2013


P. Alquier, X. Li, O. Wintenberger, Prediction of Time Series by Statistical Learning: General Losses and Fast Rates, Dependence Modeling, 2013, vol. 1, pp. 65-93. Available on arXiv:1211.1847, contains the results of the earlier preprint 1202.4283


P. Alquier, Bayesian Methods for Low-rank Matrix Estimation: Short Survey and Theoretical Study, Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT), 2013, S. Jain, R. Munos, F. Stephan and T. Zeugmann Eds., Springer - Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence n. 8139, pp. 309-323. There is a mistake in the proof of the main result in the published version; the proof in the latest version on arXiv is fixed: arXiv:1306.3862


P. Alquier, C. Butucea, M. Hebiri, K. Meziani, T. Morimae, Rank Penalized Estimation of a Quantum System, Physical Review A, 2013, vol. 88, no. 3, 032113. Available on arXiv:1206.1711


P. Alquier, K. Meziani, G. Peyré, Adaptive Estimation of the Density Matrix in Quantum Homodyne Tomography with Noisy Data, Inverse Problems, 2013, vol. 29, no. 7, 075017. Available on arXiv:1301.7644


P. Alquier, G. Biau, Sparse Single-Index Model, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2013, vol. 14, pp. 243-280. Available on arXiv:1101.3229


B. Guedj, P. Alquier, PAC-Bayesian Estimation and Prevision in Sparse Additive Models, Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2013, vol. 7, pp. 264-291. Available on arXiv:1208.1211, also test the pacbpred package for R written by B. Guedj.


2012


P. Alquier, X. Li, Prediction of Quantiles by Statistical Learning and Application to GDP Forecasting, Discovery Science (DS), 2012, J.-G. Ganascia, P. Lenca and J.-M. Petit Eds., Springer - Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence n. 7569, pp. 22-36. Available on arXiv:1202.4294


P. Alquier, M. Hebiri, Transductive Versions of the LASSO and the Dantzig Selector, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2012, vol. 142, no. 9, pp. 2485-2500. Available on arXiv:0906.0652


P. Alquier, O. Wintenberger, Model Selection for Weakly Dependent Time Series Forecasting, Bernoulli, 2012, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 883-913. Available on arXiv:0902.2924


2011


P. Alquier, M. Hebiri, Generalization of L1 Constraints for High Dimensional Regression Problems, Statistics and Probability Letters, 2011, vol. 81, no. 12, pp. 1760-1765. Available on arXiv:0811.0072


P. Alquier, P. Doukhan, Sparsity Considerations for Dependent Variables, Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2011, vol. 5, pp. 750-774. Available on arXiv:1102.1615


P. Alquier, K. Lounici, PAC-Bayesian Theorems for Sparse Regression Estimation with Exponential Weights, Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2011, vol. 5, pp. 127-145. Available on arXiv:1009.2707


2010


P. Alquier, An Algorithm for Iterative Selection of Blocks of Features, Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT), 2010, M. Hutter, F. Stephan, V. Vovk and T. Zeugmann Eds., Springer - Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence n. 6331, pp. 35-49. You can download a corrected version, also test the ISBF package for R.


2008


P. Alquier, PAC-Bayesian Bounds for Randomized Empirical Risk Minimizers, Mathematical Methods of Statistics, 2008, vol. 17, no. 4, pp 279-304. Available on arXiv:0712.1698


P. Alquier, LASSO, Iterative Feature Selection and the Correlation Selector: Oracle Inequalities and Numerical Performances, Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2008, vol.2, pp. 1129-1152. Available on arXiv:0710.4466


P. Alquier, Density Estimation with Quadratic Loss, a Confidence Intervals Method, ESAIM: P&S, 2008, vol. 12, pp. 438-463. A preliminary version is available on arXiv:0603349


P. Alquier, Iterative Feature Selection in Least Square Regression Estimation, Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, B (Proba. Stat.), 2008, vol. 44, no. 1, pp 47-88. Available on arXiv:0511299, also test this method through the ISBF package for R.

Thesis

P. Alquier, Constributions to Statistical Learning in Sparse Models, Habilitation Thesis, 2013, Université Paris 6. You can also download the slides.


P. Alquier, Transductive and Inductive Adaptative Inference for Density and Regression Estimation, PhD Thesis, 2006, Université Paris 6. Under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Catoni. You can also download the slides.


P. Alquier, Analyse bayésienne de modèles de mélanges: Approche par MCMC à sauts réversibles, Mémoire de DEA (MSc thesis), 2003, Université Paris 6. Under the supervision of Prof. Dominique Picard.

Misc. (long abstracts, technical reports...)

T. T. Mai, P. Alquier, Optimal quasi-Bayesian reduced rank regression with incomplete response, 2022. Technical report. Preprint arXiv:2206.08619. The results in this paper are published in a more recent paper by The Tien Mai.


L. Carel, P. Alquier, Prévision de la fréquentation d’un réseau de transport à l’aide de modèles additifs généralisés, 50èmes Journées de Statistique de la SFDS, 2018. An improved and complete version can be found in Léna's PhD thesis.


P. Alquier, V. Cottet, N. Chopin, J. Rousseau, Bayesian Matrix Completion: Prior Specification, 2014. Technical report. Preprint arXiv:1406.1440.


B. Guedj, P. Alquier, G. Biau, E. Moulines, Prévision PAC-Bayésienne pour le Modèle Additif sous Contrainte de Parcimonie, 44èmes Journées de Statistique de la SFDS, 2012. Short French version of the EJS 2013 paper.


P. Alquier, Sélection Itérative de Blocs de Variables, 43èmes Journées de Statistique de la SFDS, 2011. Short French version of the ALT 2010 paper, with an updated bibliography.


P. Alquier, O. Wintenberger, Model Selection and Randomization for Weakly Dependent Time Series Forecasting, 41èmes Journées de Statistique de la SFDS, 2009. Short preliminary version of the Bernoulli 2012 paper.


P. Alquier, M. Hebiri, LASSO Transductif et Autres Généralisations, 41èmes Journées de Statistique de la SFDS, 2009. Short preliminary version (in French) of the JSPI 2011 paper.