Roland Bouffanais is associate professor at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on the interdisciplinary intersections of complexity, network science, control theory, machine learning, and multi-agent systems. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers in top scientific journals and conference proceedings. He authored Design and Control of Swarm Dynamics (Springer, 2016). He received his PhD in computational science from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, for which he was awarded the ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Award Silver Medal in 2007 and the IBM Research Prize in Computational Sciences the following year.