Martin Bouchard received the B.Ing., M.Sc.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, Qc., Canada) in 1993, 1995 and 1997 respectively. He worked in an instrumentation group at Bechtel-Lavalin in 1991 for the construction of the Lauralco alumine plant (now Alcoa, Deschambault-Grondines, Qc., Canada), and at CAE Electronics (Montréal, Qc., Canada) in 1992-1993 for firmware development in a flight simulator visual system. From 1993 to 1997, he worked as a research engineer at Université de Sherbrooke for real-time implementation of DSP-based adaptive digital controllers. From 1995 to 1997, he also worked as a DSP engineer and researcher for SoftdB Inc. (Quebec City, Qc., Canada), which he co-founded and which is still in operation today.
In January 1998, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (formerly the School of Information Technology and Engineering) at the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, On., Canada), initially as an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor (2002) and a Professor (2008). He served as acting School Director for 12 months in 2005, as Coordinator of graduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2001 to 2003, as the Associate Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering from 2007 to 2009, and as the Secretary of the Faculty of Engineering from 2007 to 2010. From June 2011 to June 2014, Professor Bouchard served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University of Ottawa. From July 2018 to June 2019, Professor Bouchard served as the Vice-Dean International Affairs, interim, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ottawa.
Professor Bouchard was the recipient of the 2007 University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering's John V. Marsh Award for Excellence in Teaching. Over the years Professor Bouchard has conducted research activities and consulting activities with private and governmental partners such as Agewell (Networks of Centres of Excellence, Canada), Bell Canada (Ottawa, On., Canada), Bruyère Research Institute (Ottawa, On. Canada), Communications Research Center (CRC, Ottawa, On., Canada), Correctional Service Canada (CSC, Ottawa, On., Canada), DevBrio Inc. (Gatineau, Qc., Canada), IWatchLife Inc. (Ottawa, On., Canada), Lumic Electronics (Ottawa, On., Canada), the National Research Council (Ottawa, On., Canada), Nortel (Ottawa, On., Canada), Orica Mining Services (Brownsburg, Qc., Canada), Prospectair (Gatineau, Qc., Canada), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP, Ottawa, On., Canada), Simbol Test Systems (Gatineau, Qc., Canada), Siemens Audiologische Technik GmbH / Sivantos / WS Audiology (Erlangen, Germany), SoftdB Inc. (Quebec City, Qc., Canada), and THEM-Geophysics (Gatineau, Qc., Canada). He also served on the advisory board of Thunder Creative Technologies Inc. (Malibu, CA, USA).
Professor Bouchard has served as a member of the Speech and Language Technical Committee (SLTC, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2009-2011), as an Associate Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech and Music Processing (2006-2011), and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (2008-2009). He has also served as a reviewer for numerous journals and conferences. He is a member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Professor Bouchard has supervised over 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and he has published over 40 journal papers and 90 conference papers. His current research interests are in applied signal processing and machine learning.