Samira is an Associate Professor at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in the Department of Software Engineering and Information Technology and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University in the School of Computer Science. She is a member of the Quebéc AI Institute (Mila) and of the Research Regroupment in Artificial Intelligence Applied to Critically Ill Children at CHU Sainte-Justine. She is also a Canada CIFAR AI Chair. Samira received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal/Mila. Before joining ÉTS, Samira worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the McGill School of Computer Science and as a Researcher at Microsoft Research Montréal.
Samira and her group focus on improving representation learning for sequential decision-making and applied machine learning. As a member of the regroupment, she works on applications of machine learning for patient monitoring and drug dosage adjustment to support clinical decision-making in ICUs.