Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Université Laval
Research Thrust  Leader:  Methods of Artificial Intelligence and Data Processing, IID
Canada-CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair

Audrey Durand is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Software/Computer/Electrical Engineering at Université Laval (Québec City, Canada). She is also affiliated with Mila — Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute (Montreal, Canada) through a Canada CIFAR AI Chair. Prior to that she was a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Joelle Pineau at McGill University (Montreal, Canada).

She completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2011-2018) in the Computer Vision and Systems Laboratory at Université Laval, where she was supervised by Prof. Christian Gagné and co-supervised by Prof. Joelle Pineau (McGill University). She also collaborated with Odalric-Ambrym Maillard (INRIA Lille – Nord Europe). Before that she obtained a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (2009-2011) and a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (2004-2009) from Université Laval.

Areas of Interest

  • Machine learning
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Bandit algorithms
  • Health-related applications 


Research Thrust

  • Methods of Artificial Intelligence and Data Processing
  • Health and Life Sciences 

Research Groups

  • CRDM
  • CVSL
  • MILA

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