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Frédérick Giasson

Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer

Frédérick Giasson

Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer

My career as a data and artificial intelligence engineer didn't start with a degree nor a business plan. It started with a book.

That book was Foundation by Issac Asimov. I was 16 years old. It was the first book I really read on my own. Since then, I have hoarded a library of more than 600 titles in my office. Asimov's psychohistory fictional science opened my eyes to the world of data, to statistics and how they could have a profound impact on human history.

My first successful AI attempt was to program a team of small robots that were playing soccer at the RoboCup US Open in 2003 in Pittsburgh and 2004 in New-Orleans. Sensors and vision data were flowing in. Individual and group decisions needed to be made. Everything was data that led to actions to fulfill a common goal. This experience dictated all of the research and development I would undertake in the next fifteen years.

Since, I co-founded Structured Dynamics LLC. and Cognonto Corp. As their CTO I had to research and engineer innovative approaches and techniques for managing and leveraging data in the field of the semantic web, machine learning and knowledge graph management. I co-developed two knowledge graphs with multiple thousands of concepts, integrated hundred of data sources, linked million of entities, created and managed hundreds of machine learning models, co-developed an open source semantic data management platform, engineered multiple machine learning pipelines. I worked with startups, public and private institutions, and non-profit organizations in height different countries.

Some people have their best idea when taking their shower. I have my best ideas when performing sports; it is when I have my Eureka! moments. I get my ideas while cycling, while cross-country skiing, while kickboxing, while hunting, or while walking.

The most important skill to me is communication. When I work with my partners or my colleagues, I always want to make sure that everything is understood, that people understand where the project is going, that everything is dutifully documented in an understandable way. Communication is about listening, sharing, brainstorming, understanding and learning.

CURRENT AND PAST PROJECTS

Here is the list of all the major projects I created in the last decade. Click on any of these for a short description of the project.