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Prof. Daniel Lemire

LICEF Research Center

Brief Biography:

I've been an entrepreneur, a government researcher and a university professor. I once designed, built and sold software for a living. I have even designed and sold a music web site. I have worked on many problems: from collaborative data processing to data warehousing.


Academic positions:

LICEF Research Center
Nonprofit; Research industry
May 2004 – Present (7 years 6 months) Montreal, Canada Area
I am a full professor (promoted in 2009). I teach "Information Management with XML" (INF 6450), "a Computer Science perspective in Data Warehousing" (INF 9004), and "Information Retrieval and Filtering" (INF 6460 and INF 6104). I hold an NSERC discovery grant.

Adjunct Professor
University of New Brunswick
Educational Institution; Higher Education industry
September 2002 – Present (9 years 2 months)
I am an adjunct professor at the Computer Science and Applied Statistics Department. I have supervised several graduate students and gotten several grants through the University of New Brunswick.

Research Officer
National Research Council of Canada
Government Agency; Research industry
July 2002 – May 2004 (1 year 11 months)
This was a full time research position (government laboratory). I was a member of the Internet Logic group, I founded and ran the e-Health research group.

Assistant Professor
Acadia University
Educational Institution; Higher Education industry
July 2001 – May 2002 (11 months)
I worked on high resolution subdivision schemes and taught numerical analysis to fourth year students. I published "Fourier analysis of 2-point Hermite interpolatory subdivision schemes" in the Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications with Dubuc and Merrien.

Tech-Elements Inc. (
Research industry
September 1999 – May 2001 (1 year 9 months)
I founded and ran a small consultancy which had 4 full-time associates at one point. Among other things, we designed a wavelet-based compression format for radiology images (Waaves). We also worked within the geophysical industry on signal processing and modelling. (See TV interview in French at )

Post-doctoral fellow
Institute for biomedical engineering (Montreal)
Research industry
May 1998 – September 1999 (1 year 5 months)
I did wavelet-based signal processing (ECG and EEG). I published one of the first ECG wavelet analysis in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.


Research interests:

Data Warehousing and OLAP, Recommender Systems and Collaborative Filtering, Information Retrieval.


Any other information:

Business Information Systems (BIS)
International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS)
Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST)
Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA)
ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (ACM RecSys)
International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS)
ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)


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