Stéphane Canu is a Professor of the LITIS Research Laboratory and the Information Technology Department, National Institute of Applied Science, Rouen. He received the Ph.D. degree in system command from the Compiègne University of Technology in 1986. He joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science, Compiègne University of Technology, in 1987. He received the French Habilitation degree from Paris 6 University. In 1997, he joined the Rouen Applied Sciences National Institute as a Full Professor, where he created the Information Engineering Department. He has been the Dean of this department since 2002, when he was named director of the computing service and facilities unit. In 2004, he joined the Machine Learning Group, ANU/NICTA, Canberra, with A. Smola and B. Williamson. He has published over 100 contriburtions in refereed conference proceedings and 25 papers in journals in the areas of theory, algorithms and applications using kernel machines learning algorithm, and deep learning. His research interests includes kernels machines, deep learning, regularization, model selection, optimization for machine learning and factorization for recommander systems.