Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Université Laval

Anne-Sophie Charest is an Associate Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Université Laval. She completed a BA Honors in Probability and Statistics at McGill University, Montreal, and received a Master’s and Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Her research focuses on protecting the confidentiality of statistical data, in particular in the context of a population survey or census. She is particularly interested in the generation and analysis of synthetic datasets as well as the measurement of disclosure risk, especially through differential confidentiality. She is a member of the Big Data Research Center at Université Laval.

Area of Interest

  • Control of statistical disclosure
  • Differential confidentiality
  • Synthetic datasets


Research Thrust

  • Methods of Artificial Intelligence and Data Processing
  • Ethics, Confidentiality and Social Acceptability

Research Group

  • CRDM

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