Philippe Pasquier

Associate Professor


  • DEUG MIAS, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Nantes Science Faculty
  • BSc, Computer Graphics, Louvain-la-Neuve Catholic University
  • MSc, Computational Linguistics, Nantes Science University
  • MSc, Artificial Intelligence, Supaero
  • PhD, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences, Laval University


After studying computer science, artificial intelligence and cognitive sciences in Europe, Canada and Australia, Philippe Pasquier joined Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), where he is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair. Philippe Pasquier is both a scientist specialized in artificial intelligence and a multi-disciplinary artist. As an artist, he served as a member or administrator of several artistic collectives (Robonom, Phylm, MIJI), art centers (Avatar, Bus Gallery) and artistic organizations (P: Media art, Machines, Vancouver New Music) in Europe, Canada and Australia. His scientific research focuses on the development of models and tools for endowing machines with autonomous, intelligent or creative behavior. His contributions ranges from theoretical research in artificial agent theories to applied artistic research in computational creativity and generative art.

His work has been shown internationally and funded and supported by more than 20 scientific and or cultural institutions including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) the Canadian Council for the Arts (CCA), the French Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the Australian Research Council and the Australian Council for the Arts.

Research Interests

  • Multi-agent systems, artificial intelligence, artificial life, machine learning
  • Metacreation and computational creativity: endowing machines with creative behavior
  • Audio art: composition, sound design, sound spatialisation
  • Performance and technology: theory and practice