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I am an associate professor at the department of Psychology of University of Montreal and the principal investigator of the laboratory for brain simulation and exploration (SIMEXP) at the Montreal Geriatrics Institute (CRIUGM). I also supervise students in computer science (neuroinformatics) at DIRO, University of Montreal.

My main research interest is to train artificial neural networks in order to jointly mimic individual human brain activity and behaviour. To achieve that goal, I lead an intensive effort of individual data collection in neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG), the Courtois project on neuronal modelling (CNeuroMod). The SIMEXP lab also applies machine learning techniques to identify robust markers of brain disorders in multisite data, most notably as part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). I am a Senior FRQS chercheur boursier, a member of the Quebec alliance for Unifying Neuroscience and AI (UNIQUE), and the scientific director of the Functional Neuroimaging Unit (UNF) at CRIUGM.

Finally, I am an open science enthusiast, and I regularly contribute to Brainhack, the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, the open science SIG, and a number of open source software librairies.

You can find a list of my publications on google scholar and contact me by email, on twitter or on the Brainhack mattermost.


  1. Brainsprite turns a sprite of brain slices into a 3D interactive web viewer

    HTML 31 17

  2. SIMEXP/niak Public

    GNU Octave library for connectivity analysis in large fMRI datasets

    MATLAB 24 21

  3. Courtois NeuroMod collection of datasets

    7 7

  4. Load fMRIprep confounds in python

    Python 31 12

  5. Dynamic parcel aggregation for fMRI data

    Python 2

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September 2022

Created a pull request in brainhackorg/school that received 1 comment

Revert "added my web page"

Reverts #133 I merged too fast: the information is not in the right place.

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