IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Sabrina Jocelyn / Professional researcher

Eng. (Québec); B.Eng. Electrical Engineering; M.App.Sc. Applied Science; Ph. D. Industrial Engineering


Sabrina Jocelyn has worked at the IRSST since 2008, where she began as a research assistant. She holds degrees in electrical engineering (B.Eng.) and industrial engineering (M.App.Sc. and Ph.D.) from Polytechnique Montréal. She is an adjunct professor at École de technologie supérieure (ETS). She conducts and co-conducts research studies and knowledge transfer activities in the field of machine safety. Her research interests are the use of machine learning algorithms for purposes of accident prevention, quantitative risk assessment, validation of the reliability of safety-related control circuits, risk management related to machines in general, and collaborative robotics.

Sabrina Jocelyn is a peer reviewer for the journal Safety Science, which awarded her with a Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing in recognition of her contribution to the quality of the journal and her ranking among the top ten percentile of reviewers who assessed the largest number of articles for the journal in 2017 and 2018. It also awarded her with a Certificate of Reviewing to salute her article reviews.


  • Collaborative robots (ISO 10218, parts 1 and 2, ISO/TS 15066)
  • Accident prevention through machine learning (techniques specific to artificial intelligence)
  • Data mining
  • Safety-related parts of control systems (ISO 13849, parts 1 and 2)
  • Systems reliability
  • Fault trees
  • Hazard identification and Risk assessment
  • Machine safety (ISO 12100)

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