Michel C. Desmarais

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Michel Desmarais, 1993

Contact information

  • Professor, Department of Computer Engineering,
    Ecole 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 Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal since 2002. His field of expertise is in the domains of Human-Computer Interactions, e-learning, and Artificial Intelligence. He has 15 years of experience in software project management. He was principal researcher of the Human-Computer Interaction and Computerized Learning Environments groups at the Computer Research Institute of Montreal between 1990 and 1998, where he directed a research program in HCI and computer assisted learning, and was involved in a number of research projects in close collaboration with private corporations. From 1998 to 2002, he was director of the Web services department in a private company (mvm.com) and leader of a number of R&D Web-based software projects. He is the editor of Journal of Educational Data Mining and authored over 100 scientific publications.

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)
2003    École Centrale de Lyon Invited lecturer
2005, 2010    Université de Lorraine Invited lecturer
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 :


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