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Julie Carreau
Ph.D. computer science (machine learning), University of Montreal

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3453 Fax: (514) 340-4086 Room: A-520.3

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Stochastic weather simulation
  • Spatial disaggregation with semi or non-parametric statistical approaches
  • Modeling of extreme weather events, especially precipitation
  • Climatic, meteorological, hydraulic and remote sensing data
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2805 Learning and inference theories
  • 3004 Applied statistics
  • 3010 Nonparametric inference


Recent publications
Journal article
Farhani, N., Carreau, J., Kassouk, Z., Le Page, M., Chabaane, Z.L. & Boulet, G. (2022). Analysis of Multispectral Drought Indices in Central Tunisia. Remote Sensing, 14(8), 27 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Farhani, N., Carreau, J., Kassouk, Z., Mougenot, B., Le Page, M., Lili-Chabaane, Z., Zitouna-Chebbi, R. & Boulet, G. (2022). Regional sub-daily stochastic weather generator based on reanalyses for surface water stress estimation in central Tunisia. Environmental Modelling & Software, 155, 16 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Hammami, H., Carreau, J., Neppel, L., Elasmi, S. & Feki, H. (2022). Smooth Spatial Modeling of Extreme Mediterranean Precipitation. Water, 14(22), 18 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Carreau, J. & Guinot, V. (2021). A PCA spatial pattern based artificial neural network downscaling model for urban flood hazard assessment. Advances in Water Resources, 147, 15 pages. Retrieved from


I am a professor at the mathematics and industrial engineering department of Polytechnique Montréal. Previously, I held a position as a researcher (junior then senior) for 11 years at the Institut de recherche pour le développement in Montpellier, France. In this context, I spent the last two years in Tunis, Tunisia, at the École Supérieure des Communications de Tunis. I completed all my degrees at the university of Montreal (B.Sc. in pure mathematics, M.Sc. in computational and mathematical finance and Ph.D. in computer science). I had two postdoc fellowships in France  (at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement near Paris and at Inria near Grenoble) before I started my position in Montpellier.


  • B.Sc. pure mathematics, University of Montreal
  • M.Sc. mathematical and computational finance, University of Montreal
  • Ph.D. computer science (machine learning), University of Montreal