University of Ottawa
Roland Bouffanais is a Complexity Scientist and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on interdisciplinary applications at the intersections of complexity science, network science, computational social science, machine learning, and multi-agent systems. Bouffanais was educated at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. He earned his Ph.D. in Computational Science from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne for which he was awarded the prestigious IBM Research Prize in Computational Sciences (2008), and the ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Award Silver Medal (2007). He has been a postdoctoral fellow and associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and still holds a Research Affiliate appointment with MIT. Before joining the Singapore University of Technology and Design faculty, Bouffanais worked as a scientific collaborator in the Department of Computer Science at the Université de Genève. Bouffanais has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals and conference proceedings. He authored Design and Control of Swarm Dynamics (2016)—the only full-length book on the subject—in Springer’s Complexity Series. Bouffanais has also published numerous Op-Eds in various newspapers in Asia, Europe and North America. Bouffanais holds several Editorial Board appointments with leading interdisciplinary journals: Scientific Reports (Springer-Nature), PLoS one (PLOS), Royal Society Open Science (The Royal Society), Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Frontiers In), and Frontiers in Big Data (Frontiers In).