Yoshua Bengio is a Canadian researcher specializing in artificial intelligence, and a pioneer in deep learning. He was born in France in 1964, studied in Montreal, obtained his PhD in computer science from McGill University in 1991 and completed post-doctoral studies at MIT.
His main research ambition is to understand principles of learning that yield intelligence. supervises a large group of graduate students and post-docs. His research is widely cited (over 250 000 citations found by Google Scholar in January 2020, with an H-index over 150, and rising fast).