Christophe Giraud-Carrier

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Christophe joined the Faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Brigham Young University in 2004. Prior to coming to BYU, he was Senior Manager at ELCA, a Swiss IT services company, where his responsibilities included the capitalization of Data Mining expertise, responses to tenders and the management of various projects for companies, local governments and NGOs. Prior to ELCA, Christophe was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, where he founded and led the Machine Learning Research Group. Christophe received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Brigham Young University in 1991, 1993, and 1994, respectively.


Current Activities

  • Research: Data Mining, Meta-learning, Incremental learning, Health Informatics
  • Teaching: Tools for Machine Learning and Data Mining (CS 478), Discrete Structures (CS 236), Advanced Topics in Data Mining (CS 676)


  • Click here for a list of my publications from Google Scholar. (Publications organized by topics).
  • Click here for our most recent Springer book on metalearning. Interested lecturers are encouraged to use the free "Online Examination Copy" option on the bottom-right of the page.

Past Activities

  • Projects:
    • METAL: A Meta-Learning Assistant for Providing User Support in Machine Learning and Data Mining. ESPRIT Framework IV - LTR Reactive (Nr. 26.357), 1998-2001.
    • Higher-Order Inductive Declarative Programming. EPSRC Grant GR/L21884, 1996-1999. With J.W. Lloyd.
    • Case Base Maintenance Through Induction. BT Labs, 1999-2000.
    • Proactive Selling with Machine Learning. Short-Term Research Fellowship, BT Labs, 1996.
    • Design and Implementation of Two Profiles in Engineering Technology and Industrial Informatics at Three Polish Universities. Structural Joint European Project Grant S_JEP-11137-96, Tempus Phare, 1996-1999. With A. Chalmers.
  • Workshops:

Former PhD Students

Former MS Students

  • Nathan Davis, Google, USA
  • Brian Hawkins, Lingotek, USA
  • Burdette Pixton, LDS Church, USA
  • Brent Wenerstrom, PhD Student, University of Louisville, USA
  • Kristine Daniels, Full-time Mom
  • Simon Rawles, PhD, Development Manager at Multicom Products, UK
  • Bjorn Gustafson
  • Peter Swann, Rolls Royce, UK
  • Rachel Harris, PhD, Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Xavier Bouchoux
  • Kristjian Krc
  • Olivier Torreilles
  • Simon Butterworth
  • Mark Hansen
  • David O'Flanagan
  • David Lock
  • Adrian Atley
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