Michel C. Desmarais

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Michel Desmarais, 1993

Contact information

  • Professor, Department of Computer and Software Engineering,
    Polytechnique Montreal
  • Office: M4111 (Pavillon Lassonde, building 2 on map)
  • Mailing address: C.P. 6079, succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal Québec, Canada, H3C 3A7
  • Phone: 514-340-4711 x3914
  • Fax: 514-340-3240
  • E-mail: michel.desmarais @ polymtl. ca
  • Web site: www.professeurs.polymtl.ca/michel.desmarais/desmarais_michel_c.html (this page)

Short Bio

Michel Desmarais is professor at the Computer and Software Engineering Department of Polytechnique Montreal since 2002. His fields of expertise are Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interfaces, and Cognitive modeling. After his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Montreal, he spent ten years at the Montreal Computer Research Institute (CRIM) as scientific lead of a research team. He later held management and R&D positions in a private firm specialized in the development of Web applications. He was editor of the Journal of Educational Data Mining from 2013 to 2017 and is highly involved in the Educational Data Mining and User Modeling communities.

Research interest






Ph.D. M.Sc.A. M.Ing. Interns and exchange students

Work experience

2002 -    Ecole Polytechnique Montréal
Computer and Software Engineering
Full Professor (2013- )
Associate professor (2006-2013 )
Adjunct professor (2002-2006)
2022    Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonnes Université) Invited professor
2021    Eindhoven Technical University (TU/e) Invited professor
2005, 2010    Université de Lorraine Invited professor
2003    École Centrale de Lyon Invited professor
1998 - 2002    MVM Inc. Director
Personalization & Data Mining Application Development
1989 - 1998 Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM) Lead researcher
Human-Computer Interfaces and Computerized Learning Environments
1986 - 1989 Université de Montréal Research assistant
Département de communication
1984 - 1985 Stanford University / Xerox PARC Research assistant
Department of Psychology / Intelligent Systems Lab.


1990    Ph.D. Université de Montréal
1984 M.Sc. Université de Montréal
1982 B.Sc. Université de Montréal

Professional activities

Administrative duties

Journal Editor

Journal Associate Editor

Journal Editorial Board

Reviewer (since 2010)

Acronyms :

Conferences and workshops

General co-chair

Steering Committee

Program Committee Co-chair

Other co-chair positions

Program Committee Member and reviewer (since 2010)

Acronyms :

Funding agencies project assessments (since 2010)


Selected Invited talks