Julien M. Hendrickx, professor

ICTEAM - Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics

EPL - Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain
UCL - Université catholique de Louvain

Open Postdoc positions: I am looking for excellent postdocs with a strong mathematical background for the "Learning from Pairwise Data" project, funded by an Incentive Grant (MIS) of the FRS-FNRS.
Ideal candidates have an expertise in at least one of the following fields: Graphs and Networks, Probabilities, Machine Learning, Online Learning, Optimization, Information Theory. The project is related to the following recent papers:

  • Minimax Rate for Learning From Pairwise Comparisons, [PDF]
  • Graph Resistance and Learning from Pairwise Comparisons, ICML 2019. [PDF]
  • Minimax Rank-1 Factorization, AISTATS 2020. [PDF]
Teaching Assistant positions: We are hiring every year one or several PhD students on Teaching Assistant positions, with a thesis topic to be defind with the advisor. Candidates must be able to teach in French. The application deadline is typically in May. Please contact us in advance.


Batiment Euler (A.208),
4 avenue George Lemaitre,
bt. L4.05.01,
Louvain-la-Neuve, B-1348 Belgium.

responsable-map@uclouvain.be for MAP-degree issues

Tel: +32 10 47 23 77
Fax: +32 10 47 21 80

Research Team
Publications (Google Scholar)
Short Bio
Former Master Theses



Learning From Pairwise Comparisons

Short Biography

Julien M. Hendrickx is professor of mathematical engineering at Université catholique de Louvain, in the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain since 2010.

He obtained an engineering degree in applied mathematics (2004) and a PhD in mathematical engineering (2008) from the same university. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2003-2004, at the National ICT Australia in 2005 and 2006, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 and 2008. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2009 and 2010, holding postdoctoral fellowships of the F.R.S.-FNRS (Fund for Scientific Research) and of Belgian American Education Foundation. He was also resident scholar at the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (Boston University) in 2018-2019, holding a WBI.World excellence fellowship.

Doctor Hendrickx is the recipient of the 2008 EECI award for the best PhD thesis in Europe in the field of Embedded and Networked Control, and of the Alcatel-Lucent-Bell 2009 award for a PhD thesis on original new concepts or application in the domain of information or communication technologies.


LINMA 2671 - Advanced Control and Applications - Q1
LINMA 2450 - Combinatorial optimization - Q1
LINMA 2875 - System Identification - Q2
LEPL 1803 - Economie - Q2

LFSAB 1507 - Projet en mathématiques appliquées - Q2
LINMA 2120 - System Theory Seminar

Research Team


Georgios Birpoutsoukis
Mingming Shi, working on the RevealFlight project

PhD students:

Antoine Legat: Local dynamics identification via a graph-theoretical approach
Charles Monnoyer: Open Multi-Agent Systems
Farhad Mehdifar: Formation Control

Former Members:

Luc Rocher, postdoc at Imperial College
Estelle Massart, postdoc at Oxford
Adrien Taylor, postdoc at INRIA and D.I. Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France)
Corentin Vande Kerchove, Senior Data Scientist at Delphia
Pierre-Yves Chevalier: at N-Side
Alexandre Mauroy, Assistant Professor at UNamur
Balazs Gerencser, research fellow at Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary
Franck Iutzeler, Assistant Professor at LJK, Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble
Guillaume Vankeerberghen, Co-Founder of Shelvin
Florent Robic, at Corps des Mines
James Riehl, Senior Research engineer at Fetch.AI
Bivas Mitra, Assistant professor at IIT Kharagpur

Last update : February 6, 2020.
Responsible : Julien Hendrickx