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Start date

April 2016

Project title

Automated detection of suicidal risks


Professor Newton Howard

Louis Falissard


MSc(Res) Student

I first attented the French Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles (CPGE) at the Lycée Blaise Pascal in Orsay, with a strong focus on a broad spectrum of Mathematics topics (From Topology to Probability through Analysis).

Following this cursus, I enrolled in the Ecole Centrale de Lille, where I obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science and optimization.

I am currently a first-year MSc(Res) student within the Computational Neuroscience lab headed by Professor Newton Howard. My research focuses on audio-visual/linguistic data analysis (specifically through Machine Learning) and its applications in the development of mental disorder automated diagnosis technologies.

In addition to the development of a generalist methodological framework dedicated to this spectrum of tasks, I specifically work on the speech analysis of suicide crisis line callers to develop tools able to assess autonomously the person in crisis’ suicidal risk thus providing counselers with new, modern tools for decision making and situation assessment.