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Foutse Khomh
Eng., Ph.D (UdeM), Postdoc (Queen's U)

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Research interests

Research interests of Professor Foutse Khomh include software maintenance and evolution, cloud engineering, service-centric software engineering, machine learning systems engineering, and dependable and trustworthy artificial intelligence.

Publications

Recent publications

Biography

Foutse Khomh is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal, where he leads the SWAT team on software analytics and cloud engineering research. He is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair on Trustworthy Machine Learning Software Systems and FRQ-IVADO Research Chair on Software Quality Assurance for Machine Learning Applications. He is also the Scientific Co-Director in charge of Scientific and International Activities at the Institut de Valorisation des Données (IVADO). Prior to these positions, he was a Research Fellow at Queen's University (Canada), working with the Software Reengineering Research Group and the NSERC/RIM Industrial Research Chair in Software Engineering of Ultra Large Scale Systems. He received a  Ph.D.  in Computer Science from the University of Montreal (Dean's Honour List). He also received a Master's degree in Software Engineering from the National Advanced School of Engineering (Cameroon) and a D.E.A (Master's degree) in Mathematics from the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon). He has experience as a Software Designer at different companies doing research, system design, and project management. 

His research interests include software maintenance and evolution, cloud engineering, service-centric software engineering, empirical software engineering, and software analytics. He received the prestigious NSERC Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship in 2023, the CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize for 2019, and the ADRIQ-RSRI 2022 Innovation AwardHe has published several papers in international conferences and journals, including ICSME, ASE, SANER, ICWS, HPCC, ISSRE, JSS, JSEP, EMSE, and TSE. His work has received four 10-Year Most Influential Paper Awards, seven Best/Distinguished Paper Awards, and more than sixteen nominations for Best Paper Awards. He has served on the program committees of several international conferences including ICSME, SANER, MSR, ICPC, SCAM, ESEM, and has reviewed for top international journals such as SQJ, EMSE, TSE, and TOSEM. He is on the Review Board of EMSE. He is program chair for Satellite Events at SANER 2015, program co-chair of SCAM 2015, ICSME 2018, PROMISE 2019, ICPC 2019, and SSBSE 2024, general chair of ICPC 2018 and SCAM 2020, and co-general chair of SANER 2020He is (has been) on the steering committee of FSE, AIware (founding member), PROMISE, SANER (chair), ICPC (chair), MSR, and ICSME (vice-chair). He is one of the organizers of the RELENG workshop series, a co-founder of the NSERC CREATE SE4AI: A Training Program on the Development, Deployment, and Servicing of Artificial Intelligence-based Software Systems, and is an Associate Editor for IEEE Software, EMSE, SQJ, and JSEP journals. He is a member of AAAI, ACM, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society.

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News about Foutse Khomh

NEWS | November 1, 2023
Professor Foutse Khomh awarded a prestigious NSERC Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship | Read
NEWS | December 7, 2021
Artificial Intelligence: a new Canada-CIFAR Chair in AI for Professor Foutse Khomh | Read
NEWS | August 17, 2021
Two Polytechnique professors ranked among the world’s most productive software engineering researchers | Read
NEWS | June 14, 2021
NSERC CREATE program: Polytechnique Montréal involved in two training and mentoring programs | Read
NEWS | February 24, 2021
50 Polytechnique Montréal researchers among the top 2% most cited in their respective fields | Read
NEWS | February 18, 2021
Software Engineering: Professors Antoniol and Khomh Receive Award for Most Influential Article of the Decade | Read
NEWS | September 23, 2020
Polytechnique Montréal’s Professor Foutse Khomh wins research excellence award | Read
NEWS | April 17, 2019
Appointments to three FRQ-IVADO research chairs for diversity and equity in data science | Read

Press review about Foutse Khomh

March 21, 2024, ICI Première Québec, C'est encore mieux l'après-midi | Neuralink : l'humain-cyborgue dans un futur proche? Foutse Khomh, professeur titulaire au Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel, revient sur les implants cérébraux Neuralink.
October 3, 2023, La Presse+, Collaborer pour surmonter les défis d'aujourd'hui et de demain Dans le hors-série consacré au 150e anniversaire de Polytechnique Montréal, la collaboration interdisciplinaire est à l'honneur à travers les travaux de personnes professeures comme Catherine Morency, Anne-Marie Boulay et Foutse Khomh.
February 24, 2023, Québec Science, Comment augmenter la fiabilité de l'intelligence artificielle? À l'occasion de son 150e anniversaire, Polytechnique Montréal vous invite à découvrir ses huit différents pôles de recherche. Rencontre avec Foutse Khohm, professeur au Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel, qui revient sur les recherches menées à Polytechnique pour augmenter la fiabilité de l'intelligence artificielle.
February 16, 2023, ICI Radio-Canada | L'heure du monde, ChatGPT et la chanson québécoise : Reportage de Louis-Philippe Ouimet Foutse Khohm, professeur titulaire au Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel, commente si l'intelligence artificielle serait en mesure de remplacer les artistes (2:02).
February 16, 2023, ICI Radio-Canada Télé | Le Téléjournal avec Céline Galipeau, L'IA devient artiste Foutse Khomh, professeur titulaire au Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel, discute du potentiel des outils d'intelligence artificielle dans le domaine de la musique.
January 29, 2023, La Presse, Les robots sont-ils sur le point de mener le monde ? Est-ce que les robots sont en voie de remplacer les professionnels ? Foutse Khomh, professeur titulaire au département de génie informatique et génie logiciel, répond à cette question. 
November 30, 2020, CScience IA, La recherche aérospatiale fait bien plus de place à l'IA Les explications de Foutse Khomh, professeur titulaire au Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel de Polytechnique Montréal et chercheur du projet DEEL (DEpendable Explainable Learning).
March 20, 2019, Québec Science, Tragédies aériennes: qu'est-ce que le logiciel MCAS? Le professeur Foutse Khomh, du Département de génie informatique et de génie logiciel de Polytechnique Montréal, explique ce qu'est un MCAS (pour Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System),  un logiciel anti-décrochage dont il est beaucoup question dans le dossier des récentes tragédies aériennes impliquant des appareils Boeing 737 Max. 
March 16, 2019, Le Devoir, Peut-on avoir confiance en nos avions? Le professeur au Département de génie informatique et de génie logiciel de Polytechnique Montréal, Foutse Khomh, commente le processus de certification dans l'industrie aérospatiale.