Schallum Pierre is the president and co-founder of the non-profit Network of Expertise in Data Ethics (REED) and, as such, a member of the Open Government of Quebec committee. An expert in data ethics, he is interested in privacy issues in various fields such as mobile payment, health and social media. He addresses these issues in various published and co-published articles such as “Mobile payment systems in the age of Covid-19: security, privacy and digital trust” and “Blockchain and health: use cases for the ‘chronic disease self-management’.
He co-edited the book “Social Media: Perspectives on the Challenges Related to Cybersecurity, Algorithmic Governmentality and Artificial Intelligence” at the PUL. He has acquired cutting-edge expertise in big data ethics which is recognized by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) following his appointment as a member of the research ethics committee of the CHU de Québec – Université. Laval.
He has refereed multiple projects in the field of health and social services. He is also scientific and ethics officer at the Intelligence and Data Institute (IID) of Laval University. His career in professional circles is used for collaborations with the socio-economic environment of the greater Quebec City region for the transfer of knowledge and responsible technologies in artificial intelligence (AI) and in data valuation via the professional master’s degree in IA from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Laval University. He participates in several training activities related to data ethics.
He acts as an ethics advisor with the Center de recherche en santé massive (CRDM) of Université Laval and with PULSAR and the Sustainable Health Data Bank of Université Laval. He works in close collaboration with the research ethics committee of Université Laval for research projects carried out by researchers from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics. and the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.