Hi! I’m Thierry Warin, Professor of Data Science for Global Transformations at HEC Montreal, principal investigator of the World Economy theme at CIRANO and CEO of nüance-R. I am a graduate of the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP 2020) and PhD from Essec Business School (2000).
My research is primarily about Data Science for the study of Global Transformations, seen through two main dimensions: (1) the geographic changes, and (2) the technological changes. Both dimensions are strongly related. I use Data Science (GIS, R, Python and Julia) to study innovation, institutions, regulations and economic dynamics. I feel more confident knowing the new methods when I speak about their impacts on our societies (see some of my coding projects here). My interest is in particular in leveraging unstructured data through NLP. See in particular my Publications, Funded research, and my PhD students. I have put together a platform (full of code!) for my own research lab.nuance-r.com.
I’m currently teaching the following courses:
Visit my courses to have a look at my other and past courses and some pedagogical innovations. I have put together another platform (also full of code!) for my students lab.warin.ca as well as a data platform Mondo international.
CEO of nüance-R, I developed a cutting-edge technological platform for research and education in Data Science, which supports my own research and teaching as well as my students’. At quantum simulations*, an edtech startup, incubated and owned by nüance-R, we develop data science-based simulations for education and professional training.
I am the founding president of edhaiti, an NGO I started in 2011 after a mission in Haïti for the Inter American Development Bank following the terrible 2010 earthquake. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, I also created the maclasseenligne.org and Humanités numériques projects (see the EdTech menu).