Pierre Dupont's bio


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 research group.
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.

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In 2012, Thibault Helleputte and Pierre Dupont founded DNAlytics, a UCL spin-off company offering data mining and IT solutions to personalized medicine.


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