New paradigms for latent factor estimation

FACTORY is a scientific project funded by the European Research Council under a Consolidator Grant (2016-2021) and coordinated by Cédric Févotte (CNRS) at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), France.


  • Looking for outstanding candidates for postdoc positions on dictionary/representation learning, matrix factorisation.
  • Open PhD position on representation learning for audio signal processing.


Proudly hosting SPARS 2019 in Toulouse, 1-4 July 2019.

The Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations (SPARS) workshop will bring together people from statistics, engineering, mathematics, and computer science, working on the general area of sparsity-related techniques and computational methods, for high dimensional data analysis, signal processing, and related applications.

Co-chairing the workshop Optimisation & Learning in Toulouse, 10-13 September 2018.

Organised within the Labex CIMI semester on optimisation.

Nicolas Dobigeon is appointed junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

The IUF distinguishes a small number of university professors each year based on the excellence of their research | http://www.iufrance.fr/

Témoignage de Cédric Févotte recueilli par l'INS2I à l'occasion des 10 ans de l'ERC

Herwig Wendt receives the EURASIP 2017 Early Career Award

Herwig Wendt is distinguished by the European Association for Signal Processing for "Significant Contributions to Statistical Inference in Multivariate Multidimensional Multifractal Analysis" | announcement

ERC project FACTORY officially started