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Wanna know more about me?

I’m Victor Schmidt. I come from Paris, France and started this blog in Dec 16. Why? Because I was fed up of only using Github’s readme.md files to share what I was doing.

To quickly sum up my learning track I went to a French Engineering school (École polytechnique) then took a gap year to work at Dreem and travelled from India to Japan for 6 months. I then pursued an MSc. in Machine Learning at University College London (UCL).

Consequently, I worked for a year as an NLP Data Scientist at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance fighting financial fraud, as part of the Public Interest Entrepreneurs program.

I’m now a PhD candidate at the Montréal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) supervised by Pr. Yoshua Bengio. I work on AI to fight Climate Change.

My resume (needs update), my LinkedIn (up to date).

This blog

Here you’ll find:

  • Tutorials about how to implement Neural Nets with Keras and Lasagne.
  • Resources I find interesting (see top of the page) - (Needs an update, working on it)
  • Posts to explain issues I ran into and solved, random thoughts or pieces of advice.

Please use the comments but don’t expect me to solve your problems : having a full-time PhD and many side projects (such as this blog or Metada) I most probably won’t have the time. If I do however, it will be with pleasure!

Don’t hesitate on leaving comments, topics you’d like me to go deeper into or new ones I should scratch.



Feel free to signal broken links and typos. I know I have work to do to update the tutorials, I might one day. If you want to help updating them, get in touch.

And yes, I know Facebook and Twitter buttons aren’t aligned. I can’t have them do so. Any help is welcome.


The code from the tutorials is licensed under GNU. Icons made by Freepik and Gregor Cresnar from Flaticon licensed by CC BY 3.0 and Favicon basic license.