Cécile Bothorel received her Engineer Diploma in Computer Science in 1995, her PhD degree in Computer Science, Distributed Artificial Intelligence (Orange Labs, Rennes; CNRS/LAAS - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse). During her PhD, she worked on Multi-Agent Systems; she conceived and developped an auto-adaptative recommender system guiding Internet users' browsing on the Internet.
She then worked as a researcher at Orange Labs (Lannion) for 10 years where she conducted various research in Social Media Analysis, Machine Learning an Recommender Systems. She directed phd students and postdocs, conceived and developped prototypes in the contexts of Knowledge Management, eLearning, and more generally Knowledge Sharing. She is the author of 4 patents.
In 2009, she joined the LUSSI department in IMT Atlantique, Brest (ex Telecom Bretagne). She is an Associate Professor of Computer Science, teaching Programming, Graph Theory and Social Networks Analysis, Hadoop and Big Data Analytics. She is involved in the Master of Science in Computer Science and Decision Systems (CSDS) and also in various teaching in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (e.g. First program, Fondation Telecom).
As a member of UMR CNRS 6285 Lab-STICC, she works on Complex Networks Analysis and Graph Mining, focusing more particularly on the Detection of Communities over the social web and how to help practionners to understand and use clustering algorithms over Social Networks. The application areas are various, in Computer Science (algorithms and a toolbox to study graphs with attributes) and in pluridisciplinary fields, e.g. eMarketing (she was a member of the Social Networks Chair, Institut Mines-Telecom), Management (study of the promotion process within Wikipedia administration), Economics (study of the impact of social interactions in the success of crowdfounded projects). Problems I investigate are motivated by large scale data, the Web and on-line media.
She has been an expert for various innovative start-ups and the evaluation of research proposals for the ANR (French National Agency for Research programs). She is a Programme Committee Member for several international and national conferences (EGC, JFGG, MARAMI, DS, BESC, ECML PKDD, WWW) and reviews (IJSNM, SNAM, IJPRAI, ACM TIST).