I am the Director of the Institute for Big Data Analytics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) at the Faculty of Computer Science. I am also  a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa, and a State Professor at the Institute for Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences. I hold the titles of Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee on AI, and Fellow of the Canadian AI Association (CAIAC). I  have received the 2019 CAIAC Lifetime Achievement Award. I In 2017 I was  elected to serve on the Board of Directors of CS-Can/Info Can, an organization serving as a focal point for Computer Science research and education in Canada. Internationally recognized for his work in text mining, applications of machine learning, and data privacy, I am a member of the Editorial Boards of leading journals in machine learning and data mining. I was the General Chair of KDD 2017 in Halifax, Canada. I have authored and co-authored  more than 250 refereed papers, and supervised of more than 50 graduate students. I have extensive experience and interest in innovation and technology transfer.


For a complete list of grants, publications, students, and courses please refer to my CV.