Cédric Févotte


Cédric Févotte is a CNRS research director with Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). Previously, he has been a CNRS researcher at Laboratoire Lagrange (Nice, 2013-2016) & Télécom ParisTech (2007-2013), a research engineer at Mist-Technologies (the startup that became Audionamix, 2006-2007) and a postdoc at University of Cambridge (2003-2006). He holds MEng and PhD degrees in EECS from École Centrale de Nantes. His research interests concern statistical signal processing and machine learning, with particular interests in matrix factorisation, representation learning, source separation and recommender systems.


Selected professional service


  • Member of IRIT scientific advisory board (Comité Stratégique Recherche), since 2021. Head of the committee since 2024.

  • Member of LabEx CIMI steering committee, since 2019.

  • Member of IRIT steering committee (Conseil de Laboratoire), 2017-2020.

  • Member of ANR scientific evaluation committees, 2015-2018.

  • Member of GdR ISIS steering committee, in charge of the PhD students network, 2009-2017.

  • Member of Gretsi PhD award committee, 2013-2015.

  • Member of LTCI steering committee (Conseil de Laboratoire), 2011-2012.

  • Scientific director of 5th Gretsi summer school, Peyresq, 2010.

  • Contributor of a national report on administrative simplification in research units (IGAENR), 2008.


Short CV