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Rachel Bouserhal is an associate professor at the École de technologie supérieure in the Department of Electrical Engineering. She holds the Marcelle Gauvreau Research Chair in Hearing, Health and Assistive Devices (RHAD). She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. Following her passion for audio and signal processing, she moved to Montreal in 2012 where she completed her PhD at ÉTS in 2016. Her PhD was primarily focused on speech signal processing and communication enhancement for in-ear technologies. During her postdoc, she became interested in exploring other signals captured inside the ear, which founded the foundation for her current and future projects. Her work has led to a patent granted in the United States and has received several awards, including the "Most Promising Invention Award" from HTA and the NRC-IRAP Mitacs "Commercialization Award" in 2018, as well as the "Invention of the Year Award" from Quebec Science in 2019. Her research interests are signal processing, speech, hearing, machine learning, and health monitoring.
Site web https://rhad-lab.ca/

Philippe Doyon-Poulin is professor in cognitive engineering at Polytechnique Montréal and a member of the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO). He teaches and conducts research on the design and evaluation of command and control stations for decision-making in complex systems. His research themes are situation awareness, mental workload, human performance, interactivity and data visualization for safety-critical systems. His work is applied to the fields of aviation, medicine, and manufacturing. From 2013 to 2019, he worked in Human Factors Engineering and Cockpit Design at Bombardier Aerospace where he performed the certification of two new aircraft programs for human factors regulation with Transport Canada (CSeries now A220 and Global 7500).

Dr Olivier Drouin is a Clinical Associate Professor in both the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Université de Montréal. He completed his medical training at McGill University and his residency in General Pediatrics at both the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the CHU Sainte-Justine. To this clinical training, Dr Drouin added a Master's in Public Health, profile Clinical Effectiveness, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Concomitantly, he completed the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship. He joined the CHU Sainte-Justine and research centre in 2017 and was granted a Clinical Research Scholar - Junior 1 award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec, Santé in 2019. His research expertise is in general pediatrics, adherence to medication, lifestyle behaviours (physical activity, screen time, nutrition), health services research, behavioural sciences, and more recently COVID-19. He also pursues research in patient-centered outcomes research and health economics.

Dr Guillaume Emeriaud MD PhD is a pediatric intensivist and senior clinical scientist at CHU Sainte Justine, in Montreal. He completed his medical training in France (in Grenoble) and in Montreal, and his PhD in Modeling of Living Systems at the Université J Fourier, in France. He moved to Canada in 2009, where he is a Full clinical Professor at the Department of pediatrics of Université de Montréal. He is also the Director of the Axis “Infectious Disease and Acute Care” of the Sainte Justine Research Center. His main research program aims to improve patient-ventilator interactions in pediatric intensive care, and he is particularly recognized for his expertise in the field of respiratory monitoring and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist. Besides, he is working on the development of computerized clinical decision support systems in the field of neuromonitoring and to optimize the management of children with traumatic brain injury.
Site Web https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Guillaume-Emeriaud

Dr. Jouvet is a pediatric intensivist since 1991 and is a full professor in the Department of Pediatrics at CHU Sainte-Justine with a secondary affiliation to the Montreal School of Public Health. He is a clinician-scientist with a FRQS award, Co-Holder of a Chair in Artificial Intelligence in 2021 with a research program on real-time clinical decision support systems, financed by funds from the Quebec MSSS, FRQS, CIHR, NSERC and Canada's innovation funds. He supervises more than thirty students in both health and computer science. Dr Jouvet has published more than 230 peer-reviewed articles and given more than 150 lectures at national and international conferences.

Jean-Sébastien Joyal is a clinician-scientist and pediatric critical care physician at CHU Sainte-Justine. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University. Dr. Joyal obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. from McGill University. He completed a pediatric cardiac ICU and ECMO fellowship at Great Ormond Streat Hospital and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include neurovascular guidance and the role of neuronal energy metabolism in angiogenesis.
Site web https://www.joyallab.com/

Dr. Camille Jutras has been a pediatric intensivist since 2022 and is currently on fellowship at the Boston Childrens' Hospital. In parallel to her clinical training at CHU Sainte-Justine, she completed a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences and the Clinician Scientist Program at the Université de Montréal (2022). She is currently completing an MBA at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with a specialization in Healthcare Management, Innovation and Technology. Dr. Camille Jutras is primarily interested in healthcare organization and process optimization for optimal use of resources in the hospital setting.

Samira Ebrahimi Kahou is an Associate Professor at École de technologie supérieure. She is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair and member of Mila. Before joining ÉTS, she was a postdoctoral fellow working with Doina Precup at McGill/Mila. She received her Ph.D. from Polytechnique Montréal/Mila in 2016 under the supervision of Chris Pal. She also worked as a Researcher at Microsoft Research Montréal. Her research group focuses on the intersection of computer vision and reinforcement learning with diverse applications.

Jacques Lacroix is a professor at Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal. He is the director of the Clinician Investigator Program, Université de Montréal. He works in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of the CHU Sainte-Justine. He created and led two specialty programs recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: pediatric intensive care medicine (1992-2000) and clinician investigator program (2009-2020). His main topics of research are transfusion medicine, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and pediatric trauma. He published 315 papers (268 in peer-reviewed journals, h-index = 66, i10-index = 170, 21,486), 93 chapters, a textbook in pediatric critical care medicine (2nd edition, 1368 pages), section editions in 2 other textbooks; he also produced 207 published abstracts, and 117 unpublished posters and free papers. He gave 313 invited lectures across the world, including 165 outside Canada. He received $63 millions from academic granting agencies CIHR, British NIH, NIH, PHRC, FRSQ, etc.). He published three landmark randomized controlled trials, the TRIPICU study (N Engl J Med 2007;356:1609-19), the ABLE study (N Engl J Med 2015;372:110-8), and the ABC-PICU trial (JAMA 2019;322:2179-90). In 2002, he created with Adrienne Randolph (Harvard) the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network (www.palisi.org), a scientific network that included more than 90 university-affiliated North-American pediatric intensive care units. Many international organizations have sought his expertise (American NIH, British NIH, Société de réanimation de langue française, Society of Critical Care Medicine, etc.); many guidelines resulted from these scientific activities. He supervised 2 post-doctorates, 2 PhD, 30 MSc students, 30 clinical fellows, and 3 other students. He received many honors, including the Alan Ross Price (Canadian Paediatric Society, 2013), the PALISI Leadership Award (2014), the Deborah J. Cook mentorship award (2016), the SABM President’s Award (2016) and the 2019 CIHR-ICRH/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer in Critical Care Sciences Award.

Nadia Lahrichi holds a PhD in applied mathematics from Polytechnique Montréal. She is currently a full professor at the department of Mathematics and industrial engineering at Polytechnique Montreal and the deputy director of the research center CIRRELT. She is also a member of IVADO. Her research is mainly focused towards applying modeling and operational research tools to improve patient flow in the healthcare system. She uses exact, metaheuristics and discrete event simulation approaches to tackle patient and resource scheduling problems. She has received the award for outstanding application of operational research (from the Canadian Operational research society) for solving the home health care routing and scheduling problem.  

Prof Levac is a physiotherapist by training and an associate professor at the School of Rehabilitation at the University of Montreal. She is a regular researcher at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, where she is also the head of the musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation and medical technologies axis. She directs the Laboratoire d'innovations numériques, polytechniques et interactives en réadaptation pour enfants at the Technopole en réadaptation pédiatrique du Centre de réadaptation marie enfant. Her research focuses on the integration of virtual reality and other interactive technologies in pediatric rehabilitation.
Web site:  http://laboinspire-tech.ca/

Benjamin De Leener is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal, Canada. Dr. De Leener is also affiliated with the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and holds a TransMedTech Institute Chair in pediatric neuroimaging. His research interests pertain to the development of new technologies in pediatric neuroimaging. More particularly, his research lab focuses on developing open-source software for analyzing brain and spinal cord images acquired with magnetic resonance imaging, using advanced segmentation and registration approaches using machine learning and neurodevelopmental templates and atlases.
Site web:  https://neuro.polymtl.ca/

Rita Noumeir is a full professor at the École de technologie supérieure (ETS) and a researcher at the CHU Ste Justine research centre. She holds the Double Research Chair (with Dr. Philippe Jouvet) in Artificial Intelligence in Health/ Digital Health and Life Sciences of the Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQS). She is also co-director of the AI cluster for acute child care, funded by the FRQS. Since obtaining her PhD in biomedical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in 1994, she has worked in the field of engineering applied to healthcare and has collaborated with several companies and organizations including Canada Health Infoway, MSSS du Québec and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In addition to her work in artificial intelligence applied to clinical decision support systems, she is recognized for her expertise in healthcare interoperability and is the author of the architecture for sharing medical images in the electronic health record.
Site web:  https://www.etsmtl.ca/recherche/professeurs-chercheurs/rnoumeir/

Dr. Sauthier is a pediatric intensivist since 2018 and is an clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at CHU Sainte-Justine. He holds a Master’s in Biomedical Informatics (Harvard Medical School, 2020) and a PhD in clinical decision support systems (Université de Montréal, 2021). He is a clinician-scientist with a FRQS award (Junior 1 in digital health). His research theme is the development and validation of real-time computer decision support systems in pediatric hypoxemia. Dr Sauthier has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles.
Website : https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zNlQCisAAAAJ

Lama Séoud is a professor at Polytechnique Montréal, a member of the Transmedtech Institute and a researcher at the CHU Sainte Justine research center. Since her Ph.D. in 2012, she has held research positions in the private sector on automatic analysis of fundus images and at the National Research Council of Canada on the integration of deep learning for the analysis of 3D data sequences of the human in motion. With these experiences, her current research program is in the areas of vision (capture and analysis of human pose and motion for medical, multimedia and industrial applications) and computational medical imaging (computer-aided diagnosis).
Site web: https://www.polymtl.ca/expertises/seoud-lama

Dr Smith is a computational biologist with broad expertise in genomics and bioinformatics. He obtained his PhD in Computational Biology and Genomics from the University of Queensland in 2012 following a MSc in Bioinformatics and BSc in Microbiology and Immunology (both at the University of Montreal). He then worked in transcriptomics as a Postdoctoral Research Officer in the Neuroscience Department of the Garvan Institute for Medical Research prior to becoming the Head of the Genomic Technologies Program at the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics in Sydney, Australia. In 2019, he joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Montreal as an adjunct Assistant Professor, re-establishing his laboratory in the Cancer and Immune Disease Axis of the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre. Dr Smith’s research focuses on improving our understanding of how the non-protein coding human genome is involved in the regulation of genetic activity and disease aetiology. His laboratory specializes in the development of methods (and application thereof) for comparative genomics and high-throughput multi-omics, harmonizing artificial intelligence and genomic technologies to fuel discovery. Dr Smith is an expert in nanopore sequencing, which can observe native RNA and DNA molecules–including their biochemical modifications–in real-time. Amongst other achievements, his team generated the first megabase-long DNA sequencing read. Current and future interests of the Smith Laboratory involve the translation of real-time genomics into the clinic, including intensive care.
Website: therealsmithlab.com

Dr. Marisa Tucci has been a pediatric intensivist at CHU Sainte-Justine since 1995. She completed her medical training at the University of Montreal in 1987 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University in 1982. She then completed her residency in pediatrics and her clinical fellowship in intensive care at CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal. She is currently a full clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal. In the last few years, she has undertaken numerous research projects in the field of transfusion and blood products. More recently, she is involved in the development of recommendations to guide transfusion practice in pediatric intensive care. As part of this work, she is interested in the development and validation of a clinical decision support system to improve transfusion practices in pediatric intensive care patients.
Web site : Marisa Tucci