Pr. Michel Desmarais

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Michel Desmarais is a full professor in the department of computer engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal. The fields he has worked in include learning environments, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. After completing a Ph.D. in psychology at Université de Montréal, he spent about ten years in charge of a research team in the Computer Research Institute of Montréal. He then held various management and research and development positions in a company specialized in web app development. Since 2002, at Polytechnique de Montréal, he has been conducting research mainly in the field of knowledge modeling for learning environments. He has been editor of the JEDM journal since 2013, and is deeply involved in the learning data analytics (EDM) and user modeling (UMUAI, UMAP) communities.

Research interests

  • User and student modeling
  • User-centered design
  • Human-system interface
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Education data mining
  • Recommendation interfaces