Canada CIFAR AI Chairs

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In 2017, the government of Canada appointed CIFAR to implement and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy to strengthen Canada’s AI research leadership. As a result, Mila is one of three centres of AI excellence alongside Amii in Edmonton and the Vector Institute in Toronto.

Canada CIFAR AI Chairs

As part of the national AI strategy, the Canada CIFAR AI Chairs program provides chairholders with dedicated research funding to support their work in fundamental and applied AI topics.

Meet Mila’s 51 Canada CIFAR AI Chairs

Aishwarya Agrawal
DeepMind, Université de Montréal

Tal Arbel
McGill University

Pierre-Luc Bacon
Facebook CIFAR AI Chair, Université de Montréal

Dzmitry Bahdanau
McGill University, ServiceNow Element AI

Marc Bellemare
Associate Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains
Google Brain, McGill University

Yoshua Bengio
Program Co-Director, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains
IVADO, Université de Montréal

Glen Berseth
Université de Montréal

Danilo Bzdok
McGill University

Sarath Chandar
Polytechnique Montréal

Laurent Charlin
HEC Montréal

Jackie Cheung
McGill University

Aaron Courville
Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains, Université de Montréal

Fernando Diaz
Google, McGill University

Marc-Antoine Dilhac
Université de Montréal

Christophe Dubach
McGill University

Audrey Durand
Université Laval

Golnoosh Farnadi
HEC Montréal

Christian Gagné
Université Laval

Pascal Germain
Université Laval

Gauthier Gidel
Université de Montréal

Cheng-Zhi Anna Huang
Google Brain, Université de Montréal

Samira Ebrahimi Kahou
École de technologie supérieure

Foutse Khomh
Polytechnique Montréal

Simon Lacoste-Julien
Associate Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains, Université de Montréal

Guillaume Lajoie
Université de Montréal

Hugo Larochelle
Associate Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains
Google Brain, Université de Montréal

Nicolas Le Roux
McGill University, Google

Bang Liu
Université de Montréal

Ioannis Mitliagkas
Université de Montréal

Eilif Muller
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, Université de Montréal

Tim O’Donnell
McGill University

Adam Oberman
McGill University

Christopher Pal
Polytechnique Montréal

Courtney Paquette
McGill University

Liam Paull
Université de Montréal

Joëlle Pineau
Advisor, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains, McGill University, Meta AI

Doina Precup
Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains, McGill University, DeepMind

Reihaneh Rabbany
McGill University

Guillaume Rabusseau
Université de Montréal

Siamak Ravanbakhsh
McGill University

Siva Reddy
Facebook CIFAR AI Chair, McGill University

Blake Richards
Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains, McGill University

Irina Rish
Université de Montréal, Canadian Excellence Research Chair in Autonomous AI

David Rolnick
McGill University

Xujie Sie
McGill University

Dhanya Sridhar
Université de Montréal

Jian Tang
HEC Montréal

Martin Vallières
Université de Sherbrooke

Pascal Vincent
Associate Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains, Meta AI

Guy Wolf
Université de Montréal

Frank Wood
University of British Columbia