Yoshua Bengio  


Yoshua Bengio
Full Professor
Department of Computer Science and Operations Research
Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms
<my first name> (dot) <my last name> (at sign) mila (dot) quebec

 

 

Curriculum Vitae


More complete, pdf version, here, including publication list, last updated August 2018.

Summary of CV:

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Computer Science, @ McGill University, 1991
M.Sc. Computer Science, @ McGill University, 1988

PROFESSIONAL WORK
Full professor 2002- @(DIRO, UdeM)
Associate professor 1997-2002 @(DIRO, UdeM)
Assistant professor 1993-1997 @(DIRO, UdeM)
Researcher @ AT&T Bell Labs, 1992-93 (and continued collaboration until 1997), with Yann Le Cun, Vladmir Vapnik, Larry Jackel, Leon Bottou, Patrick Haffner, Patrice Simard, Isabelle Guyon, and John Denker.
Postdoc @ MIT (with Mike Jordan), 1991-92

TITLES AND DISTINCTIONS
Full Professor, University of Montreal, department of computer science and operations research (DIRO)
Founder and scientific director of Mila, scientific director of IVADO
Canada Research Chair on Statistical Learning Algorithms since 2000
Former NSERC-Ubisoft Industrial Research Chair
Member of the NIPS Foundation board
Marie-Victorin Prize 2017, Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year 2017, Urgel Archambault Prize 2009
Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and co-director of its proram on Learning in Machines and Brains

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
Co-creator and General Chair for ICLR since 2013
General Chair for NIPS'2009
Program Chair for NIPS'2008
Co-organizer of the Learning Workshop (a.k.a. as the "Snowbird Workshop" since it was often held there) since 1998 with Yann LeCun
Action Editor, Journal of Machine Learning Research, and Associate Editor, Neural Computation
Editor, Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning
Previously associate editor, Machine Learning Journal, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
Ex-Member of the board of the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques
Co-founder of Element AI

 

Bio sketch

Yoshua Bengio (computer science PhD, 1991, McGill U; post-docs at MIT and Bell Labs, computer science professor at U. Montréal since 1993): he authored three books, over 500 publications (h-index 125, more than 135,000 citations), mostly in deep learning, holds a Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms, is Officer of the Order of Canada, recipient of the Marie-Victorin Quebec Prize 2017, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and he is a CIFAR Senior Fellow and co-directs its Learning in Machines and Brains program. He is scientific director of the Mila, currently the largest academic research group on deep learning. He is on the NIPS foundation board (previously program chair and general chair), co-created the ICLR conference (specialized in deep learning) and is scientific co-director of IVADO. He pioneered deep learning and his goal is to contribute to uncover the principles giving rise to intelligence through learning, as well as favour the development of AI for the benefit of all.