Pascal is a Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on machine learning and decision-theoretic planning with application to natural language processing, sports analytics, telecommunication networks and assistive technologies. He is most well known for his contributions to algorithms for decision processes and their applications in real-world problems, including helping people with dementia in activities of daily living and automated dialog systems. Pascal is also leading research on chatbots, video analysis of hockey games and data driven management of telecommunication networks. Pascal completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, his Master’s degree at the University of British Columbia and undergraduate degree at McGill University. Pascal serves as scientific advisor for Huawei, ElementAI, TalkIQ, ProNavigator and his research collaborators also include Google, Intel, Kik Interactive, In the Chat, Slyce, HockeyTech, the Alzheimer Association, the UW-Schlegel Research Institute for Aging, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
- David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellowship (2015-2018)
- Runner up best student paper award (SAT-2017)
- Best main track solver and best application solver (SAT-2016 Competition)
- Best paper award runner-up (UAI-2008)
- Ontario Early Researcher Award (2008-2013)