I am an Assistant Professor of Machine Learning at HEC Montréal (U. Montreal’s business school), and Adjunct professor at University Montréal. I am a core faculty member at MILA (Quebec Institute for Learning Algorithms) and hold Canada CIFAR AI chair.
Prior to this, from 2018-2020, I was a a post-doctoral IVADO fellow at University of Montreal and MILA working on fairness-aware sequential decision making under uncertainty with professor Simon Lacoste-Julien and professor Michel Gendreau. From 2017-2018, I was a postdoc researcher of the Statistical Relational Learning Group (LINQS) of professor Lise Getoor at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer science from KU Leuven and Ghent University in 2017 with a dissertation on user modeling in social media under the supervision of professor Martine de Cock and professor Marie-Francine Moens. During my PhD, I was a visiting scholar at UCLA, University of Washington, Tacoma, Tsinguha University, and Microsoft research, Redmond.
In 2021, I won Google Scholar Award and Facebook Research Award and was named one of the Rising Stars, a list of 20 promising new diverse talents in AI Ethics.
PhD in Computer Science, 2017
KU Leuven and Ghent University
Statistical Relational Learning Group (LINQS) - University of California, Santa Cruz
Post-doctoral IVADO Fellow
Université de Montréal and Mila