About Us

A Research Lab at CIRANO dedicated to Social Data Science powered by
“Cirano, powered by Nüance-R” benefits from high power computing dedicated to the study of Social Data Science.

With the incredible acceleration of connected people across the world and the intensity of conversations on social networks, huge quantities of information are created. These data provide opportunities to study complex social systems with a particular emphasis on empirical observations of patterns in large-scale data, and quantitative modelling. “Cirano, powered by Nüance-R” is about theory-informed predictive models and it’s pretty fun to study.

Data Science based on reproducible research principles to answer 20th century questions in a new way, and raise the relevant new questions of the 21st century.

Sharing our research results and outputs to leverage applied research all around the community!

Principal Investigator

Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) Network Faculty Affiliate (ISC, Institute for Strategy & Copmetitiveness, Harvard Business School, 2016-), I am Associate Professor of International Business at HEC Montréal, Principal Investigator of the Social Data Science Lab at CIRANO (Canada) and mostly Founder of Nüance-R, a new OS for Analytics As A Service. I am also Researcher at CERIUM-CEUE (University of Montreal).

I was Associate Professor at Polytechnique Montreal (Director of the International Projects Program), Associate Professor at Middlebury College (Director of the International Studies and IPE program) and Academic Director at SIE-Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou. As Principal Investigator for the Social Data Science Lab at Cirano, I organize, co-organize, or support bi-weekly luncheons, seminars and one or more international conferences or workshops every year (i.e. Central Banking and Supervision, Too Big To Fail Conference, International Trade and Finance Annual Conference, Networks in Trade and Finance Annual Conference, Myths and Realities about the BRICS). I have authored numerous academic publications and books or special issues.

An alumnus of the Salzburg Global Seminar, I held positions in several academic institutions (Middlebury College USA, Polytechnique Montreal, Sun Yat Sen University Guangzhou, Essec Business School Paris, HEC Paris, La Sorbonne, UIBE Beijing). My research is mainly on international economics and finance topics, with a particular focus on the European economic integration.

An alumnus of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, I completed my PhD in monetary economics and finance at Essec Business School in Paris.

Thierry Warin

Our Project Directors

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Our awesome team

Charlotte Vorreuther

M.Sc. Candidate

Christophe Mondin

M.Sc., B.Eng.

Farnaz Farnia

Ph.D. Candidate, M.Sc.

Joanne Saadé

M.Sc. Candidate

Marine Leroi

M.Sc. Candidate

Paul Daigle

M.Sc. Candidate

Thanks to our alumni

Antoine Troadec,

Data Scientist, The Muse, USA

Bertrand Nembot

Market place lead, Uber, South Africa

Caroline Laberge

Analyst, CDPQ, Canada

Claudel Caron Provost

Business Development Manager, Fidelity Investment, Canada

Guillaume Diguoin

Data Scientist, Artefact, France

Johanne Basile

Business Development Associate Sr., Fidelity Investment, Canada

Simon Lemieux

BI Analyst, L'Oréal, Canada

Thibault Camara

Data Scientist, TD, Canada

Thibault Senegas

Data Scientist, IBM, Canada

Miriam Feltham-Lauzon

Data Analyst, EDC, Canada


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