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Yoshua Bengio / University of Montreal

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Bio: Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor in the computer science and operations research department at U. Montreal, scientific director of Mila and of IVADO, and Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms. He pioneered deep learning and has been getting the most citations per day in 2018 among all computer scientists, worldwide. He is officer of the Order of Canada, member of the Royal Society of Canada, was awarded the Marie-Victorin Prize and the Radio-Canada Scientist of the year in 2017, and he is a member of the NIPS board and co-founder and general chair for the ICLR conference, as well as program director of the CIFAR program on Learning in Machines and Brains.