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Alex Hernandez-Garcia

Alex Hernandez-Garcia
Student Post-Doc, Université de Montréal

I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Yoshua Bengio.

At Mila, I am working on projects that seek to have a positive social and environmental impact using machine learning. For example, we are developing an educational tool to visualise the effects of climate change on real photos. More broadly, I am also interested in brain-inspired deep learning and computational neuroscience. I believe that machine learning and neuroscience can highly benefit each other and I am curious to explore and exploite their synergies.

Before coming to Montreal, I obtained my PhD at the University of Osnabrück, which I started in 2016 with Prof. Peter König, as a fellow of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN NexGenVis. During my PhD, I studied the role of data augmentation in deep learning and its connections with visual perception and biological learning. I obtained my B.Sc and M.Sc. at the University Carlos III of Madrid. I have also been a visiting PhD student at the University of Cambridge with Dr. Tim Kietzmann and at the Spinoza Center for Neuroimaging with Dr. Serge Dumoulin.

Besides my research, I am a strong proponent of open science in the broadest sense. I try to contribute to it with my actions and by getting involved in discussions about how to make science more inclusive, open, reproducible, transparent and have less impact on the environment.

I use the pronouns he/him/his.