16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years


invested in 2019-20


researchers in our network

6,000 +

industry partners


post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants

AI 101: Artificial Intelligence is like dynamite!

At its core, AI is a combination of statistics (data analysis), computer science, software engineering and operations research – and it is data that is driving the recent growth of artificial intelligence.

Wissem Maazoun

Account Manager
Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Université de Montréal, Wissem Maazoun did his master’s at Polytechnique Montréal in Applied Mathematics. He went on to do his PhD in Mathematics Engineering, where he tackled operation research problems for aircraft trajectories optimization. 

Wissem’s academic background has given him expertise in software and algorithmics, statistics, and operation research. At Mitacs, that experience enables him to provide a depth of knowledge to AI projects, helping partners not only to clearly define their projects, but also to find the right expertise.

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