Moov AI Joins Forces With IVADO to Speed up Innovation in Machine Learning Model Validation 2 minutes

Montréal, July 7, 2020 – Montréal-based firm Moov AI, which specializes in the development of applied machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, and the Institute for data valorization (IVADO) are proud to formalize their partnership to support innovation in the design of concrete AI solutions for business.

This collaboration aligns with IVADO’s mission to bring together industry professionals and academic researchers to develop leading-edge expertise in data science, operations research and AI.

Moov AI has developed versatile validation methods to assess the overall performances of machine learning models. As part of this partnership, Moov AI and IVADO are working on a collaborative research project with Professors Foutse Khomh and Giuliano Antoniol of Polytechnique Montréal to evaluate and refine these model validation methods, ensuring the accuracy of the models implemented in client solutions and confirming their efficiency over time.

The project has also drawn the attention of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Since model validation and verification must be reflected in the ISO standards that guide best development practices, the scientific validity of the methods is all the more important. The partnership is therefore expected to yield global benefits.

Olivier Blais, cofounder of Moov AI and vice-president of data science, is a member of the SCC committee tasked with defining ISO standards in AI.

About Moov AI

Moov AI builds and deploys concrete artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions that help clients seize opportunities and tackle core business challenges. Our experts help organizations leverage these technologies no matter what their level of data science maturity is.

We specialize in quickly delivering value thanks to an agile approach to handling artificial intelligence projects.

Our quest to democratize the use of AI technologies brings us to work with companies of all sizes across many industries. We pride ourselves on simplifying the complicated and bringing long term benefits to each project we undertake.


The Institute for data valorization (IVADO) is a joint initiative of HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal that brings together more than 140 industrial, academic and government partners. With over 1 450 researchers, IVADO is a multidisciplinary centre of advanced expertise in statistics, artificial intelligence and operations research.

IVADO’s mission is to 1) Contribute to the development of an economic sector in big data processing for decision making; 2) Create privileged partnerships between industry and the administrative, social and academic sectors; 3) Contribute to the advancement of knowledge and train new generations of data scientists; and 4) Foster exchange and knowledge sharing between experts, partners, researchers and students.

IVADO provides a framework for six research centres: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data Science for Real-Time Decision Making, CIRRELT, CRM, GERAD, Mila and Tech3Lab.


Moov AI
Guillaume Petitclerc
Vice-President, Marketing and Culture

Sandra Estrela
Communications Coordinator