Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio


Recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in artificial intelligence, Yoshua Bengio is most known for his pioneering work in deep learning, earning him the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, “the Nobel Prize of Computing,” with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun.

He is a Full Professor at Université de Montréal, and the Founder and Scientific Director of Mila – Quebec AI Institute. He co-directs the CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains program as Senior Fellow and acts as Scientific Director of IVADO.

In 2018, he collected the largest number of new citations in the world for a computer scientist and in 2019 was awarded the prestigious Killam Prize. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of London and Canada and Officer of the Order of Canada.

Concerned about the social impact of AI and the objective that AI benefits all, he actively contributed to the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence.

He co-founded ApSTAT Technologies in 2001 with three of his graduate students.

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  • Deep Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning (RL)
  • GANs & Generative Models
  • Graph Neural Networks
  • Causality
  • NLP
  • ML impact in: Climate, Medicine, Neuroscience
  • Post-doc, 1992

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • PhD in Computer Science, 1991

    McGill University

  • MSc in Computer Science, 1988

    McGill University

  • BEng in Computer Engineering, 1986

    McGill University