Xavier Bresson

Assoc. Professor of Computer Science

Nanyang Technological University

Xavier Bresson (PhD 2005, EPFL, Switzerland) is Associate Professor in Computer Science at NTU, Singapore. He is a leading researcher in the field of Graph Deep Learning, a new framework that combines graph theory and deep learning techniques to tackle complex data domains in natural language processing, computer vision, combinatorial optimization, quantum chemistry, physics, neuroscience, genetics and social networks. In 2016, he received the highly competitive Singaporean NRF Fellowship of $2.5M to develop these deep learning techniques. He was also awarded several research grants in the U.S. and Hong Kong. As a leading researcher in the field, he has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in the leading journals and conference proceedings in machine learning, including articles in NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, JMLR. He has organized several international workshops and tutorials on AI and deep learning in collaboration with Facebook, NYU and Imperial such as the 2019 and 2018 UCLA workshops, the 2017 CVPR tutorial and the 2017 NeurIPS tutorial. He has been teaching undergraduate, graduate and industrial courses in AI and deep learning since 2014 at EPFL (Switzerland), NTU (Singapore) and UCLA (U.S.).


  • Graph Neural Networks
  • Spectral Graph Theory
  • Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Combinatorial Optimization


  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2005

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

  • MSc in Information Sciences, 2000

    École Supérieure d'Électricité

  • BSc in Theoretical Physics, 1998

    Aix-Marseille University