Dr. Francois Modave




Dr. Francois P. Modave
Associate Professor & Chair 
Department of Computer Science




Office: John A. Peoples Bldg, Rm 237
Email: francois.p.modave@jsums.edu
Phone: (601) 979-2105
Fax: (601) 979-2058


François Modave joined the department of computer science at JSU as associate professor and chair in the Spring 2014. Prior to this appointment, he was an associate professor at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, where he held a joint appointment with Family Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. François received his M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Université of Paris IX -Dauphine in 1994, in Paris France, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from ENSEEIHT – Université Toulouse III also in France, in 1999. He spent several years as a faculty member in a Computer Science department (in Australia, then at the University of Texas at El Paso, and at Central Washington University), working on decision theory, game theory, and more general intelligent systems, and their applications to various domains.

Research interests

His current research focuses on the development of algorithms and their informatics implementation in biomedical research (health informatics and bioinformatics), with a particular emphasis on the understanding of medical decision-making processes, involving patients and healthcare providers. Dr. Modave has been the recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, for which he has also served on multiple panels, Army Research Lab, Boeing, is a reviewer for several international journals and conferences on intelligent systems and their applications.

He enjoys training and racing triathlons, traveling, movies and of course, spending time with his family.