Alex Parmentier

I am a recent graduate with a Master of Mathematics in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. I was supervised by Robin Cohen.

I'm also looking for work starting in June 2020! If you'd like to employ me, have a look at my CV.

Research Interests

My research is focused primarily on applications of AI and Machine Learning towards the understanding and direction of the flow of information online. In particular, my supervisor Robin Cohen and I are developing models which leverage trust relationships between users to create better content recommendations and detect malicious content and misinformation.

A blog post describing my recent project regarding reputation on Reddit is avaliable here. Thanks for the nice article and picture Joe!

Education and Work

Recent Work

If you would like a PDF copy of any of the following, please do not hesitate to email me.

Personalized Prediction of Trust Links in Social Networks (Student Abstract). Alex Parmentier, Robin Cohen. Proceedings of AAAI 2020.

Learning User Reputation on Reddit. Alex Parmentier, Robin Cohen. Proceedings of Web Intelligence (WI) 2019.

Learning User Reputation on Reddit (poster). Alex Parmentier, Robin Cohen. Presented at CS-Can Student Symposium 2019.

Trust Modelling in Dynamic Environments. Yue Xia, Alex Parmentier, Robin Cohen. Presented at the TRUST workshop of AAMAS 2019.

Contact Information

Email: aparment at uwaterloo.ca