Pierre Dupont received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science
from l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des
Télécommunications, Paris in 1996.
From 1988 to 1991, he was a Research Staff Member at the Philips Research
Laboratory Belgium (PRLB). His primary research was in automatic speech
recognition with a special focus on search algorithms and language modeling.
In 1992, Pierre Dupont joined the France Telecom R&D Center
(formerly known as CNET), Lannion, France as
a Research Staff Member. His research activities included redesigning the
speech recognition search engine for large vocabulary tasks, language
modeling, and interface issues with the dialog system.
In parallel, he completed a Ph.D. in automatic induction
of grammar from data, also known as grammatical inference.
In 1994, 1995 and 2000, Pierre Dupont spent a total of 13 months as a visiting researcher in the
Instituto Tecnológico de Informática of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain where he worked
in collaboration with E. Vidal's group on grammar induction and
applications in speech language modeling.
In summer 1995, Pierre Dupont was an invited researcher at the six week DARPA workshop
on language modeling at the Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
In 1996-1997, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Speech
Group of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon
University, Pittsburgh, USA.
In 1997-2001, he was Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of
Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
and member of the EURISE Machine Learning
In September 2001, Pierre Dupont joined the Departement of Computing Science and Engineering
at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, as Associate Professor. He became Professor in 2005 and Full Professor in 2011.
In 2002, he spent one month as Invited Professor at the Centre de Mathématiques et Informatique of the Université de Provence, Marseille, France.
From February 2008 to June 2008, Pierre Dupont was on sabbatical in the Laboratoire
Informatique, Biologie Intégrative et Systèmes Complexes from the Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, Genopole.
In 2006-2009, he participated to the computer science doctoral program organized in the Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos of the Universidad de Alicante, Spain.
In May 2010, he taught in the doctoral program of the
Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
In June 2012, he taught in the doctoral program of the Escuela Politécnica Superior of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
In 2012, Thibault Helleputte and Pierre Dupont founded DNAlytics, a UCL spin-off company offering data mining and IT solutions to personalized medicine.
From 2012 till 2018, Pierre Dupont has been vice-dean at the Louvain School of Engineering, in charge of admissions.
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