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IVADO’s governance structure is guided by the administrative management agreement signed by our three founding universities (HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal) and dictated the implementation of our various committees.

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Board of Directors

Jean-Marc Rousseau

Director of Technology Transfer

IVADO

Yoshua Bengio

Scientific Director

IVADO

Andrea Lodi

Scientific Co-Director

IVADO

Marie-Josée Hébert

Chairman of the board
Vice-Rector, Research Discovery, Creation and Innovation

Université de Montréal

François Bertrand

Director of Training and Research and Deputy Executive Director

Polytechnique Montréal

Robert Gagné

Associate Director, Research and Knowledge Transfer

HEC Montréal

Industrial members

Lise Estelle Brault

Senior Director Data, Fintech and Innovation

AMF

Natacha Mainville

Senior Research Program Manager

Google Brain

Marc St-Hilaire

Vice President, Technology and Innovation

CAE

Maxime St-Pierre

Managing Director, Digital Media

Radio-Canada

Observers

Mathieu Gervais

Assistant Deputy Minister of Science and Innovation

Ministère de l’économie et de l’innovation du Québec

Dominique Lalonde

Research Excellence Fund Program Officer

Canada First Research Excellence Fund

Matthew Nowakowski

Assistant Vice President, Finance

Université de Montréal

Executive Committee

Jean-Marc Rousseau

Director of Technology Transfer

IVADO

Yoshua Bengio

Scientific Director

IVADO

Andrea Lodi

Scientific Co-Director

IVADO

Marie-Josée Hébert

Chairman of the board
Vice-Rector, Research Discovery, Creation and Innovation

Université de Montréal

François Bertrand

Director of Training and Research and Deputy Executive Director

Polytechnique Montréal

Robert Gagné

Associate Director, Research and Knowledge Transfer

HEC Montréal

Technology transfer committee

Office members

Jean-Marc Rousseau

Director of Technology Transfer

IVADO

Academic members

Yoshua Bengio

Scientific Director

IVADO

Andrea Lodi

Scientific Co-Director

IVADO

Academic Observers

Industrial members

Sylvain Carle

Senior Director, Climate Impact Ecosystem Development

Second Muse

Isabel Cyr

Director of Consulting Services

CAI Global

David De Almeida

Scientific Director of Research

SNCF

Patrick Jeandroz

Head, Expertise - Data Science and High Performance Computing

Hydro-Québec

Sarah Jenna

Co-Founder and CEO

MIMS

Natacha Mainville

Senior Research Program Manager

Google Brain

Serge Oligny

Senior Data Scientist

Desjardins

Pape Wade

Co-founder and CEO

Airudi

Observers of intermediation organization

Nadine Beauger

Executive Director

IRICOR

Diane Côté

President and Executive Director

MEDTEQ

Diane Gosselin

Executive Director

CQDM

Luc Sirois

Managing Director

PROMPT

Scientific committee

Office members

Yoshua Bengio

Scientific Director

IVADO

Andrea Lodi

Scientific Co-Director

IVADO

Academic members

Industrial members

Nicolas Chapados

Co-founder and head of security

Element AI and Imagia

Shibl Mourad

Canadian Site Manager and Director of Research Engineering

Google Deep Mind