• Now 2016

    Research Scientist

    Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence


  • Ph.D. 2016

    Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cornell University

    Thesis: Leveraging Human Insights into Problem Structure for Scientific Discovery

  • M.S. 2009

    M.S. in Computer Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal

    Thesis: Applying Probabilistic Message-Passing Algorithms to Search Heuristics for Solving Constraint Satisfaction Problems. *Nominated for the best 2010 University Master’s Thesis*

  • B.Eng. 2008

    B.Eng. in Software Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal

    *Degree with highest honors*

  • C.P.G.E. 2004

    C.P.G.E. in Mathematics and Physics, Lycee Montaigne, Bordeaux

    MPSI (Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Science), MP* (Mathematics and Physics)

Professional Service

  • PC Member

    AAAI 2011/2017-2021

    CPAIOR 2013

    IJCAI 2013/2015

  • Reviewer

    AAAI 2010/2011/2013-2015/2017-2021

    Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence

    CP 2010/2011/2016

    CPAIOR 2012-2014

    EMNLP 2020

    IJCAI 2013/2015/2020

    INFORMS Journal of Computing

    ITCAI 2010

    Journal of Combinatorial Designs

    Journal of Machine Learning Research

    NAACL/NeuralGen 2019

    NAACL/SemEval 2019


    SAT 2013

    SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA)

    SoCS 2013/2014

Honors and Awards

  • 2020
    AAAI Outstanding Paper Award
    Outstanding Paper Award at AAAI'20 for our paper entitled WinoGrande: An Adversarial Winograd Schema Challenge at Scale
  • 2017
    IAAI Innovative Application Paper Award
    Innovative Application Paper Award at IAAI'17 for our paper entitled Phase-mapper: An AI platform to accelerate high throughput materials discovery
  • 2013
    Special Issue on Best Papers of VLDB
    VLDBJ Invitation for the Special Issue on Best Papers of VLDB 2013 for our paper entitled Cloudia: a deployment advisor for public clouds
  • 2010
    TA Award of Excellence
    Teaching Assistant in Artificial Intelligence, Cornell University
  • 2009-10
    Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • 2010
    Nominated for the best 2010 University Master’s Thesis
    Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal
  • 2009-10
    Masters Research Scholarship
    Fonds Quebecois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT)
  • 2009
    J.A. Deseve Funds Scholarship
    Fonds J.A. Deseve
  • 2008-09
    Scholarship for excellence in Master’s program
    Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT)
  • 2008
    Bachelor Degree with Highest Honors
    Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal
  • 2004
    Scholarship for excellence
    Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation

Teaching Experience

  • Spring 2016

    Teaching Assistant, Cornell University

    Head TA for the course Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms

  • Spring 2013

    Guest Lecturer, Cornell University

    Graduate course, Topics in Computational Sustainability

  • Fall 2010

    Teaching Assistant, Cornell University

    Artificial Intelligence, *TA Award of Excellence*

  • Jan-Dec 2007

    Teaching Assistant, HEC Montreal

    Probability and Statistics

  • Jan-Dec 2007

    Teaching Assistant, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal,

    Computer Architecture and Programming Language