Mathieu GUIDERE PhD. Linguistics, The Sorbonne

Course and current status

Mathieu Guidere has completed his PhD in Linguistics from The Sorbonne University (Paris, France) and postdoctoral studies from The University of Lyon (France). Since 2016, he has been professor at the University of Paris (France) and Research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, France), but he has held professorships at other institutions including the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2007 to 2011), and the University of Toulouse, France (2011–2016). 

Positions chronology:

Research Director at the French National Institute of Health (2018-now)

Professor (tenure) at the University of Paris, France (2016-2018)

Professor (tenure) at the University of Toulouse, France (2011-2016)

Professor (tenure) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2007-2011)

Professor (tenure) at the Saint-Cyr Military Academy, France (2003-2007)

Associate Professor (tenure) at the University of Lyon, France (1999-2003)

Scientific summary

Dr. Guidere is the founder of the predictive linguistics in 2006 while he was professor at the French Military Academy of Saint-Cyr and director of the Strategic Information Analysis Unit.

In 2015, he published a book in French that summarizes his work on predictive linguistics: "La Linguistique predictive: de la cognition à l’action", one of his numerous writings on language and security. Guidere had already previously written many publications discussing the role of linguistic markers in the prediction of violent actions.

Mathieu Guidere has a proven track record in NLP applied to security and counter-terrorism. In 2015, he was Team Leader of the European Union Counter-Narrative Program. In 2017, he was Senior Expert of the United Nations (UNOWAS) Counter-Narrative Program in West Africa and the Sahel region (G5 Sahel).

He was ranked first in the French national competition (Agrégation) in Arabic language and Islamic culture (he is fluent in Standard Arabic and in several Arabic dialects). Since 2005, he also has an HDR diploma (Accreditation to Supervise Doctoral Research, Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches).

In 2007, he joined the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where he was professor of Translation Studies and Multilingual Monitoring. During his professorship there (2007-2011), he proposed the “Theory of Predictive Linguistics”, and he is the co-inventor of two international Patents on Cognitive Computing, that enabled him to establish leading academic programs directed to solve mental health disorders.

After that he joined the “MIT Mind Machine Project” as an external collaborator, and published many articles on clinical linguistics and psychotrauma (PTSD). By the end of 2012, the field had attracted the attention of many people and started to grow. He has been keynote speaker at the International First Responder Military Symposium, and the organizer of the First European Symposium on Psycho-Trauma and PTSD.

In 2022, he published (in collaboration with Pr. Louis Jehel) a book on "Pyschotraumatology: the Words of Trauma" (Editions Lavoisier, Paris, France) in which he applied Predictive Linguistics to common issues of mental health.

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