With an interest in all aspects of machine learning, from algorithm development to product marketing, Jean-François Connolly has gained over 14 years’ experience through his studies (MScA in applied mathematics, PhD in face recognition) and work experience (natural language processing, ad tech). He oversees entrepreneurship at IVADO.
Founded by the Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal, the Institute for data valorization (IVADO) brings together industry professionals and academic researchers to develop cutting-edge expertise in the fields of data science, operational research and artificial intelligence. IVADO aims to be the link between academic expertise and the business needs of organizations, from multinationals to start-ups. With more than 1100 affiliated scientists (researchers, postdocs, doctoral students and research officers), IVADO is a centre of advanced and multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of statistics, business intelligence, deep learning, applied mathematics, data mining and cybersecurity.