Funded Research

my funded research

Research Projects

  • MAPAQ “Artificial Intelligence in the Bio-food Industry: Challenges and Opportunities”, Principal Investigator, 2021-2022, , Grant: $65,400

  • FORUM IA- PIA “Analyse comparative d’écosystèmes en IA dans le but de repérer les meilleures pratiques en matière de formation et de transfert des connaissances”, co-PI, Grant: $70,000

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): Partnership Development Grant for the project entitled “Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program”, PI Jennifer Winter (U. of Calgary), Co-applicant, 2018-2021, Grant: $200,000

  • MFQ-CIRANO “Utilisation des données non structurées pour comprendre les perceptions des faits et leur évolution: l’exemple du discours entourant l’immigration”, co-PI, 2019-2021, Grant: $51,312

  • Knowledge Transfer Grant about Mondo, PI, 2019-2021, Grant: $75,000

  • MAPAQ “Numerical Transformation of the Agricultural Sector”, PI Annie Royer (Laval U.), 2018-2020, $57,960

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): 4 POINT 0, PI Catherine Beaudry (Polytechnique Montréal), Collaborator, 2018-2023, Grant: $2,100,000

  • MFQ-MEI-CIRANO “International Data Platform Project” (2014-2015), Grant: $94,600

  • BDC-MAECI-MRI-EDC-DEC-QG100: Project on “Quebec’s Economy: International Opportunities and Challenges”, 2013-2015, Grant: $125,000

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): Reputation 2.0 – Recommended but not funded, Co-applicant, 2013-2014

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): Globalization and Management of Technology, Principal Investigator, 2012-2014, Grant: $70,000

  • CIRANO “Strategy and International Economy Group,” 2012-2016, Budget: $300,000

  • MEI-MRI-MFQ: Project on “The Canada-EU trade agreement: an industrial-sector based analysis”, 2010-2012, Grant: $91,800

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), aid to small universities program, Polytechnique Montreal, Research on (1) “Creation of the ASEAN free-trade area and trade distortion” and (2) “Technology diffusion across the globe” , 2010-2012, Grant: $15,000

  • Health Canada “Small and medium enterprises’ networks that best relay public policies,” Co-applicant, 2010-2011, Grant: $10,000

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): Institutional grant for the project on “Creation of the ASEAN free-trade area and trade distortion”, Principal Investigator, 2010-2011, Grant: $7,000

  • Institut de recherche R.-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST): Project on “International Risk Management of Hazardous Material Transportation”, co-applicant, 2009-2011, Grant: $45,000

  • Health Canada “Economic analysis of industrial sectors using hazardous materials,” co-applicant, 2008-2010, Grant: $65,000

Field Research

  • International missions: UK, Japan, China, France, Switzerland, Israel, South Africa, USA, Germany, Spain, Russia, Austria, etc. I have been lucky to be able to do some industrial missions across a couple of clusters/ecosystems in various countries. In all these missions, I have been intrigued by the homeostasis of these systems, the impact of the data revolution on them, and the role of the triple helix in each of them.

  • Haïti’s central Bank (2018) https://www.cirano.qc.ca/en/news/750 It was a great honor to present about the data revolution and the new geo-political balance to foresee.

  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): “Macroeconomic Scenarios for Haiti”, Project related to the implementation of a universal education system in Haiti, time spent in Port-au-Prince , 2010 I spent time in Haïti right after the terrible earthquake of 2010 doing a mandate for the BID and the Haïtian government, which were willing to put together a new plan for education. Back home in the US that summer, I decided to create edhaiti.org.

  • World Bank: Project on capacity building for public finances assessment in the FY Republic of Macedonia (time spent in Skopje), 2009 The mission was to put together a system/protocol in the finance ministry to build capacity.

  • European Commission – ECFIN DG (Brussels, Belgium): Invited fellow in the Visiting Fellows Programme (grant) , October 9-17, 2005 I worked on analysing the potential options for a new Stability and Growth Pact.

  • Mellon Foundation Grant - Middlebury College (USA): Summer research in Lugano (Switzerland) (2008); Summer research in Brussels (Belgium) Research grants (FPDF+Misc), (FRAF), (UCRF), 2001-2010