Yoshua Bengio
Yoshua Bengio
Université de Montréal, Scientific Director - Mila

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.

Since 1993, he has been a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operational Research at the Université de Montréal. He is also Scientific Director of Mila, Scientific director of IVADO and Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms.
In 2019, he receives the ACM A.M. Turing Prize, considered the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science” along with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun for their advances in conceptual foundations and engineering that have made deep neural networks an essential component of computer science.

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).

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