William Sanger, PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate, Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal

CIRANO, 1130 Sherbrooke Ouest, 1130 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest #1400, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, william.sanger@polymtl.ca

Citizenships: France and Canada

Current positions and affiliations - Emploi actuel et affiliations

  • Polytechnique Montréal (Canada, 2014-), PhD Candidate, department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal
  • CIRANO (Canada, 2016-), Project Director in the Social Data Science Lab [mondo.international]
  • Polytechnique Montréal (Canada, 2014-), Lecturer, department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal.
    • IND4707 – Théorie de la décision : AUT2015
    • IND6114 – Aides à la décision : AUT2014, HIV2015, AUT2015, HIV2017, HIV2018
    • IND6116a – Analyse des Stratégies Industrielles : HIV2015, HIV2016, HIV2017, HIV2018
  • HEC Montréal (Canada, 2016-), Teaching Assistant [openscience.nuance-r.com, drhector.org]

Past positions - Anciens emplois

  • Polytechnique Montréal (Canada, 2013-2016), Teaching assistant
    • IND4704 – Théorie de la décision : AUT2013, HIV2014, AUT2014, HIV2015, AUT2016
  • CIRANO (Canada, 2013-2016), Research assistant
  • CIRANO (Canada, 2011-2012), Internship in industrial economics
  • Polytechnique Montreal (Canada, 2011), Internship in modelization
  • McGill University (Canada, 2007-2009), Internship in genetics

Education and professional development - Formation initiale et continue

  • Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, Canada, M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (2014). Title: “Big Data and Finance: the use of unstructured data on the stock markets”, Thesis Advisors: Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Polytechnique Montreal, Thierry Warin (HEC Montreal), Best Thesis of the Department
  • Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, B.Ing in Biomedical Engineering (2010)
  • Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, Canada, B.Ing. in Biomedical Engineering (2012)

Peer-reviewed publications - Articles avec comités de lecture

  • “Explaining the ECB’s Monetary Policy in Press Conferences: A Data Science Perspective” (Warin, T., Sanger, W.) - EPDS-D-18-00045
  • “Mapping Innovations in Artificial Intelligence Through Patents: A Social Data Science Perspective” (Warin, T., Le Duc R., Sanger W.), Proc. Int. Conf. Comput. Sci. Comput. Intell. (CSCI), 2017.
  • “The 2015 Canadian Election on Twitter: A Tidy Algorithmic Analysis” (William Sanger, Thierry Warin), Proc. Int. Conf. Comput. Sci. Comput. Intell. (CSCI), 2017.
  • “Connectivity and Closeness Among International Financial Institutions: A Social Network Perspective” (Thierry Warin, William Sanger)
  • “Public’s Perception of Political Parties during the 2014 Quebec Election on Twitter” (with Warin, Thierry), Canadian Journal of Communication, Forthcoming
  • “A Network Analysis of Financial Conversations on Twitter” (with de Marcellis, Nathalie, Warin, Thierry), International Journal of Web Based Communities, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp. 286-310, 2017 [DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2017.10004118 [Literature Mapping]
  • “High-Frequency and Unstructured Data in Finance: An Exploratory Study of Twitter” (with Warin, Thierry), Journal of Global Research in Computer Science, Vol. 7, no. 4, April 2016, pp. 6-16 [here] [Literature Mapping]
  • Sanger, W. and T. Warin (2016). The 2015 Canadian Election: Twitter to Measure the Public’s Reaction during Televised Debates. Digital Intelligence.
  • “Corporate Reputation and Social Media: A Game Theory Approach” (with de Marcellis-Warin, Nathalie; Warin, Thierry; Nembot, Bertrand; Hosseinali-Mirza, Venus), International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 9, no 1, January 2015, pp. 1-22 [here] [Literature Mapping]

Other publications - Article de revue d’ordre professionnel

  • “Un état des lieux sur les données massives” (Big Data : A State of the Art) (with de Marcellis-Warin, Nathalie, Troadec, Antoine; Sanger, William, Nembot, Bertrand), CIRANO report, 39 pages, 2014

Conferences - Congrès, colloques, séminaires, conférences

Conference Presentations - Présentations lors de congrès, colloque, séminaire, conférence
  • “Mapping Innovations in Artificial Intelligence Through Patents: A Social Data Science Perspective” (Warin, T., Le Duc R., Sanger W.), 4th International Conference on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence (CSCI), Las Vegas, 2017.
  • “The 2015 Canadian Election on Twitter: A Tidy Algorithmic Analysis” (William Sanger, Thierry Warin), 4th International Conference on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence (CSCI), Las Vegas, 2017.
  • “Annonces de politiques monétaires: allier R et recherche reproductible pour une analyse linguistique longitudinale des discours des présidents de la Banque centrale européenne” (with Warin, Thierry), R à Québec, 26 mai 2017, Québec, Canada.
  • “Crise de l’euro et politisation des discours des banquiers centraux européens: une analyse linguistique algorithmique” (with Warin, Thierry), ACFAS, 8-12 mai 2017, Montréal, Canada.
  • “Institutions financières et risque systémique: une analyse des réseaux au sein des conseils d’administration” (with Warin, Thierry), ACFAS, 8-12 mai 2017, Montréal, Canada.
  • “Explaining the ECB’s Monetary Policy in Press Conferences: A Data Science Perspective” (with Warin, Thierry), Workshop on “The New Role of Central Banks”, University of British Columbia, February 2-3, 2017
  • “The 2015 Canadian Election: Twitter to Measure the Public’s Reaction during Televised Debates” (with Warin, Thierry), Digital Intelligence 2016 / Intelligences numériques, Québec City, April 3-6, 2016
  • “Élections canadiennes et Twitter” (with Warin, Thierry), LabCMO UQAM (Montreal), November 6, 2015
  • “Assessing Influence on Social Media: Reputation Risks in Networks” (with de Marcellis-Warin, Nathalie, Warin, Thierry), Mesquita A., Peres, P., (Ed), Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media, School of Accounting and Administration at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal, July 9-10, 2015.
  • “Too Big to Fall or Too Close to Fail? Corporate Interlocks in the Financial Industry” (with Warin, Thierry), 55e Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne de science économique, Montréal, Québec, 13-15 MAI 2015
  • “Assessing influence on Twitter: Reputation Risk in Networks (Poster)”(with Warin, Thierry, de Marcellis-Warin, Nathalie), Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Conference, Denver, USA,7 au 11 December, 2014
  • “Bull, Bear and the Blue Bird : Using Social Media in Financial Markets” (with Warin, Thierry), International Trade & Finance Association, Kayseri, Turkey, 21 au 24 mai 2014
  • “Structurer le Big Data: comment les modèles financiers peuvent aider” (with Warin, Thierry), ACFAS, Montréal, Québec, 11-16 mai 2014
  • “La valorisation de l’information sur les marchés financiers à partir des données massives non structurées” (with Warin, Thierry), ACFAS, Montréal, Québec, 11-16 mai 2014
  • “Corporate Reputation and Social Media: A Game Theory Approach” (with de Marcellis-Warin, Nathalie; Warin, Thierry; Nembot, Bertrand; Hosseinali-Mirza, Venus), International Trade & Finance Association, Montreal, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2013
  • “Big data: A State of Art” (with Warin, Thierry; Nembot, Bertrand), International Trade & Finance Association, Montreal, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2013
  • MicroTAS : On-Chip Trapping and Viability Assessment of Submicroliter Primary Tissues for Personalized Treatment of Ovarian Cancer (avec M. Astolfi, S. Fartoumi, S. Kataria, M.-H. Faille, O. Morin, B. Péant, J. Kendall-Dupont, D. Provencher, A.-M. Mes-Masson, T. Gervais), 27-31 octobre 2013, Fribourg, Allemagne. Poster.

Pedagogical activities - Activités pédagogiques

Software, Audio-Vidual Creations - Production audio-visuelle, logiciels et autres types de matériel

Awards and prizes - Prix et distinctions

Awards, Prizes and Research Distinctions - bourses et distinctions de recherche
  • Laureate of the J.Armand-Bombardier scholarship, Polytechnique Montréal, 2017, 1’000$
  • Laureate of the StoryTeller prize, CRSH, 2016, 3’000$
  • Laureate of a PhD scholarship, CRSH, grant number 752-2015-1366, 2015-2019, 80’000$
  • Laureate of the best thesis award, industrial engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, 2015, 400$
  • Laureate of the Relève Universitaire award, Fintech 2014, Finance Montréal, 2014, 10’000$
  • Laureate of the discovery award, Fintech 2013, Finance Montréal, 2013, 10’000$
  • Laureate of the Bourse Mérovée, Polytechnique Montréal, 2011, 1’000$
  • Laureate of the UPIR scholarship, Polytechnique Montréal, 2010, 1’000$
Awards, Prizes and Pedagogical Distinctions - Prix, bourses et distinctions pédagogiques
  • Laureate of the best teacher award, Polytechnique Montreal - Gala Meritas Award, 2017
  • Finalist of the best teacher award, Polytechnique Montreal - Gala Meritas Award, 2015
  • Laureate of the LOJIQ scholarship, LOJIQ, 2013, 1’050$
  • Laureate of the LOJIQ scholarship, LOJIQ, 2012, 1’050$
  • Laureate of the mobility scholarship, Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec, 2009, 4’000$

Autres activités

  • The Art and Opera Review: www.taor.ca, founder, 2012-
  • PolyFinances, cofounder and board member, 2012-
  • PolyMonde, treasurer and member, 2010-2012
  • Polyscope, editor in chief, 2008-2012
  • PolyBuddy, cofounder, 2010-2011

Computer Skills

R (expert), Stata, Gretl, QuantumGIS, Wordpress.

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