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Yoshua Bengio

Director

Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms

Yoshua Bengio is widely considered as one of the three pioneers of deep learning who is responsible for significantly impactful advances in machine learning. Dr. Bengio is a world-renowned researcher with more than 300 publications and over 100,000 citations to his name. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms and is the Founder and Scientific Director of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), which has the largest academic concentration of deep learning researchers in the world. He is a full professor of the University of Montreal’s Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, a Senior Fellow of CIFAR, and he co-directs its program focused on deep learning (Learning in Machines and Brains). He has been program chair and general chair of NIPS, the leading academic machine learning conference, and co-created ICLR, the leading deep learning conference.
The Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) is a multi-university institute federating the best machine learning researchers in Montreal universities. Its mission is to contribute to the best science in artificial intelligence (AI), training the next generation of researchers and professionals in machine learning for AI, to stimulate the creation of an AI ecosystem in Quebec, and to contribute to the beneficial and responsible development of AI. Its researchers have pioneered the field of deep learning, reinforcement learning and their applications to vision, speech and language.

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