Esma Aïmeur is Professor at the Department of Computer Science at University of Montréal and Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity laboratory. She obtained her PhD in computer science (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Paris 6 (France).

She works on privacy and security, applying artificial intelligence techniques to manage personal data in different fields such as Education, Finance and Medicine. Her most recent research focuses on online deception, the ethics of artificial intelligence, social networks, fake news, security awareness, recommender systems, and privacy preserving.

She is the chair of the “1st IJCAI workshop on Adverse Impacts and Collateral Effects of Artificial Intelligence Technologies” (AIofAI), Montréal, Canada, 2021. She is also the PC co-chair of FPS, “The 14th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security”, Paris, France, 2021, and Guest editor of the special issue “Understanding and Mitigating Online Deception”, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, “AI for Human Learning and Behavior Change” 2021.

She is currently co-editor of the International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management, associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Big Data and for Artificial Intelligence for Human Learning and Behavior Change.