François Laviolette is a full Professor at the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering of Laval University. He received his doctorate in graph theory at the University of Montreal in 1995. His thesis solved an old problem 60 who had been studied among others by the mathematician Paul Erdos.
For over 10 years, his main areas of research is Machine Learning. More specifically, he develops learning algorithms to solve new types of learning problems, including problems relating to genomics and proteomics. He is currently the director of the new Big Data Research Center at Laval University.