About me

Image of a RhinocerosMy name is Fabian Pedregosa. I'm a Research Scientist in Google AI Montreal, working in problems at the intersection of optimization, statistics and machine learning. I also have a passion for open source software. If you share some of these interests, drop me a line, chances are we find something to talk about: f@bianp.net .

I completed my PhD at INRIA Saclay (Paris region, France) in 2015. There, I focused on the application of machine learning techniques to functional neuroimaging datasets and had the chance of working with Alexandre Gramfort and Francis Bach. After that I had the chance of spending two wonderful years at Sierra team under the supervision of Alexandre D'Aspremont. See my CV for more details.


Most of my code can be found in Github. I also post my slides in Slideshare and you will find all of my papers on Google Scholar. You can also follow me on twitter.



I enjoy contributing code to open source projects. Here are the ones I am most proud of:


copt is a library for mathematical optimization written in pure Python.


David Cournapeau started this project in 2007. I took over the project in January since 2010, made the first public release the 1st February 2010 and have been developer, maintainer and release manager until January 2012. I currently contribute ocasionally.


line-by-line memory consumption for Python code. I started this project in 2012 and are the current maintainer and lead developer. This project won the best poster award at the EuroScipy 2012 conference.


SymPy is a Computer Algebra System written in Python. Originally written by Ondrej Certik, I was the first contributor to join the project. I’ve made important contributions to this project in the period 2007-2009, including a Google Summer of code scolarship in 2010 to improve the logic module.


I have contributed some code to improve the linear algebra module, including the linalg.solve_triang function introduced in 0.9 and some improvements to orthogonal decomposition appeared in the 0.10 series.


I am married with Valentina Borghesani. She is a great inspiration on so many levels, and I owe her so much.


Until 2010 I used to play in a pop band called Los Esclavos. Available records are

And before that, I had a band called DoDo, and made a record