Mattie Tesfaldet (they/them) is a computer vision and machine learning researcher, artist, and DJ based in Montréal, Canada. They are pursuing their PhD at McGill University and Mila under the co-supervision of Derek Nowrouzezahrai and Christopher Pal, researching generative models for visual content creation and differentiable image parameterizations. Specifically, they are looking for novel and interesting ways images and videos can be represented with neural networks.
Outside of academia, they like to apply their research with the aim of exploring the intersection of human creativity and artificial intelligence. Particularly, developing new AI-based mediums for communication, expression, and sharing of visual imagery. Recent collaborative works include QT.bot with Lucas LaRochelle at Studio XX and artwork featured at the Human Learning exhibition with Xavier Snelgrove at Centre Culturel Canadien.
Their past affiliations include Element AI, the Computational Vision and Imaging Lab at York University (CVIL@York), the Ryerson Vision Lab (RVL), and Vector Institute.