Mehdi Yousfi-Monod
Contact: mehdi.yousfi *at* gmail *dot* com

Ph.D in Informatics

I obtained a Ph.D in Informatics from University of Montpellier 2 (UM2) in November 2007. During my Master Sc and my Ph.D, I worked at the LIRMM (French Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier), on the following research domains:

  • Natural Language Processing (NLP).
  • Learning and Dialog between Articifial Cognitive Agents;

Recent occupations

  • Since May 2013, I work as Research Engineer at AMI Software. I develop data mining and community analysis and extraction features and tools, for Business Intelligence and Marketing Intelligence services. Input sources are mainly Web sites (news, blogs, forums...) and social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Viadeo...).
  • From August 2011 to April 2013, I was Research Science Officer, lead of R&D department at Neiio.
  • During 2010 and 2011, I was a freelance IT consultant and highschool teacher.
    • I worked for the company Neiio. I've recently developped a feature that automatically creates clever groups of contacts in social networks.
    • I also gave courses on functional programming at Épitech Montpellier.
  • From February 2009 to June 2010, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Montreal, in the lab RALI (Applied Research in Computational Linguistics), on automatic legal text summarization, supervised by professor Guy Lapalme and in collaboration with NLP Technologies.
  • From March to June 2008, I worked for the CNRS (French national center for scientific research), as a Research Engineer at the LIRMM, where I do scientific translation (French to English).
  • From 2003 to 2007, I had a French Government Ph.D Grant and I was a member of LIRMM.
  • From 2003 to 2007, I also worked as a Young Lecturer, and later as a temporary assistant professor at UM2.
  • From 2000 to 2003, in parallel with my studies, I worked as Engineer Assistant at the IGH (French Institute of Human Genetics of Montpellier), where I developped informatic tools for automatic alignement of nucleotide sequences.