Abdoulaye is Professor and Director of the Bioinformatics Lab at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also Cofounder and Chief Scientist of My Intelligent Machines, a startup integrating Genomics, Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The MIMs technology was rated among the top 8 over 250 in Canada in 2017. He has held research position at UQAM, McGill University, Broad Institute of MIT/Harvard and Computer Science and AI Laboratory of MIT. He is leveraging bioinformatics and AI to accelerate genomic informed solutions in personalized medicine, biovigilance, monitoring and surveillance. He has over 60 publications and Invention disclosures. He has given more than 30 guest talks including: MIT, Oxford, UCSF, Institut Pasteur, IRESSEF. He has received more than 20 research awards, fellows and grants including Chikiyo Hayashi and Machine Learning and DataMining 2016 prize. In Africa, he is leading several projects including a platform for monitoring and surveillance of pathogens in west Africa, wwwAfrica, Acces Omic Senegal.
Date: 27 March 2018