Madeleine Nicole Maillette

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Dr. Madeleine Nicole Maillette graduated with a PhD in International Business (International School of Management, Paris/France) in 2019. Her dissertation is based on 40 years of military, police and intelligence analysis experience. Her dissertation includes a Deep Learning algorithm that dwindles the amount of charities suspected of financing terrorism. These algorithm outputs help investigators to concentrate on charities displaying a high probability correlation between untraceable donations and a person suspected of extreme violence for political changes. Her algorithm won an international academic recognition from the Centre Francais de Recherche sur le Renseignement (cf2R) in February 2020 (France).
Her 40 years of experience includes time as an Air Weapon Controller (AWC 64) with the Royal Canadian Air Forces from January 1980 to September 1987. In which period she also worked as a Ground Electronic Operational Officer and an Intelligence analysis while being posted at one of the Pinetree stations during the cold war.
From 1987 to 2001 she was a regular police officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She gained valuable investigative skills that became an asset during the research and development of the above algorithm. After retiring from the RCMP, she then returned to academia but in June 2010 she was re-hired as a full time electronic engineering technologist with the Canadian Coast Guard.
Dr. Maillette still conducts research with her supervisor Dr. Marc Chesney who is the director of the Bank and Financial department of Zurich university. Her interest is in countering money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

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