Claude Frasson is Professor in Computer Science at University of Montreal since 1983, Head of the HERON laboratory and GRITI inter-university Research Group involving seven universities in Quebec. His research interests are at the convergence of Artificial Intelligence, Education, Human Computer Interaction.
He founded, in 1988, the ITS international conference in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, which holds every two years. He coordinated the SAFARI project, a multidisciplinary research effort involving an industrial approach for building, distributing and controlling intelligent courses on the Web and is at the origin of a patent on a distance learning architecture based on networked cognitive agents. He received an ACM award for excellence as the organization chair of 2001 Autonomous Agent Conference.
Since 2004, he aims to understand how the human brain functions with emotions, considering that they play an important role in knowledge acquisition and subconscious learning, using EEG systems. He chaired about many International conferences.