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Robin Milosz

Ph.D. student in Computer Science

University of Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

miloszro (AT) iro.umontreal.ca


About Me

My main interests are algorithms, optimization, rankings and bioinformatics.
FRQNT PhD and Mitacs Globalink scholarship holder.
Under the direction of Sylvie Hamel.

Find Me

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Research projects

Median of permutations
median of permutations

We often use the average or the median of a list of numbers as a central tendency measure. Class grades are a common exemple. But what if you would like to have a median of ranked lists? The Median of Permutation Problem is a computer problem that consists to find a permutation (a ranked list) which is the closet to a set of permutations. It can be used to find a consensus between friend's preferences for an activity as it can be used to aggregate search engine results or bioinformatic data. In social theory, this problem is also known as the Kemeny-Young method and is used as a voting system with ranked candidates. Unfortunately (or fortunately!) this problem is NP-hard, meaning that no easy solution exists to solve this problem. Therefore, it's a beautiful challenge to explore this problem and find ways to tackle it.


Rank aggregation problem
Rank aggregation

Check out CoRankCo
...(more info to come)


Academic experience

PhD in Computer Sciences
Jan 2016 - now

Speciality in combinatorial optimization and algorithmics, FRQNT PhD and Mitacs Globalink scholarships, 5 months internship at LRI (U.Paris-Sud, France)
phd work


Master in Computer Sciences
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

Speciality in bioinformatics, FRQNT Master scholarship, 1.5 month internship at LRI (U.Paris-Sud, France)
master work


Bachelor in Computer Sciences and Mathematics
Jan 2011 - Dec 2013

CRSNG BRCP scholarships in 2012 and 2013
bachelor work


Papers and talks

Conferences, papers and talks
  • Robin Milosz, Adeline Pierrot and Sylvie Hamel, Median of 3 Permutations, 3-Cycles and 3-Hitting Set Problem, accepted to IWOCA 2017 (29th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms)
    IWOCA July 2018, Singapore, Singapore
    presentation_iwoca2018.pdf
  • Robin Milosz and Sylvie Hamel, Space reduction constraints for the median of permutations problem, accepted to Journal of Discrete Applied Mathematics
    March 2018
  • Robin Milosz and Sylvie Hamel, Heuristics, Branch-and-Bound Solver and Improved Space Reduction for the Median of Permutations Problem, accepted to IWOCA 2017 (28th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms)
    IWOCA July 2017, New Castle, New South Wales, Autralia
  • Robin Milosz and Sylvie Hamel, Medians of permutations : building constraints, LNCS 9602, CALDAM 2016 (Second International Conference on Algorithms and Discrete Applied Mathematics), pp. 264--276, 2016
    (Best Paper Award)
    CALDAM February 2016, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India
  • Sylvie Hamel and Robin Milosz, Medians of permutations: when A=M(A), proceedings of the 12th Permutation Pattern conference, 4 pages, 2014
    IPPC July 2014, Johnson City, TN, USA

other talks
  • SEUR Sensibilisation aux Etudes, a l'Universite et a la Recherche, "Des ordinateurs et de l'ADN", August 2017, Montreal, Qc, Canada (conference for highschool students)
  • SEUR Sensibilisation aux Etudes, a l'Universite et a la Recherche, "Des ordinateurs et de l'ADN", July 2016, Montreal, Qc, Canada (conference for highschool students)
  • Portes ouvertes biochimie et bioinfo, "La bio-informatique", 26 April 2016, Montreal, Qc, Canada (Biochemistry and bioinformatic programs open doors)
  • MIDIRO, "Bio-informatique et médianes de permutations", 11 March 2016, Montreal, Qc, Canada (conference for undergrads)
  • SEUR Sensibilisation aux Etudes, a l'Universite et a la Recherche, "Des ordinateurs et de l'ADN", July 2015, Montreal, Qc, Canada (conference for highschool students)

seminars
  • Annual CDS Pitching Day, November 2017, Orsay, Ile-de-France, France
  • 14th RECOMB Comparative Genomics Satellite Workshop, October 2016, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • CALDAM Pre-Conference School on Discrete Mathematics, February 2016, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India
  • MAGE Models and Algorithms for Genome Evolution, August 2013, Bromont, Qc, Canada

Plagiarism Checker

Code Phylogeny
code_phylo_intro

Code Phylogeny is a tool based on bioinformatics (sequence comparing) to spot similarities between works of students in a class. It's a small personal project linking bioinformatics and teaching... in bioinformatics!


Aside from research

Aside from research, I love spending my time doing alternative sports, gardening, volunteering and keeping my creativity alive through various art forms. During my studies, I had a big pleasure to explore numerous artistic and cultural activities through extracurricular courses at University of Montreal. I had also the chance to work recently on some pianos with Piano Harmonie. I'm presently volunteering for a community bike shop.
Sports
Highline en République Tchèque, juillet 2014.
Photo par Marine Lécureuil

I'm a year-round bike commuter.
I'm interested in Slackline/Highline (photos) as well as in acroyoga and climbing.


Cultural and sportive activities at university

SAC: african dance, German level I, popular guitar I & II, life drawing I, swing dance, soul and gospel, hip-hop dance, acrylic painting, harmonica I & II, mosaic
Cepsum: Swedish massage, Californian massage, aerial acrobatics, ground gymnastics, top rope climbing