An AI expert’s keynote talk at Concordia will explore the past, present and future of deep learning

Yoshua Bengio will also receive the 2022 Pierre Devijver Prize for his work on statistical pattern recognition

Yoshua Bengio: “I am honored to be recognized for this award which bears the name of such an influential researcher.”

Yoshua Bengio is no stranger to reaching new career heights.

As of 2022, he is the computer scientist with the highest h-index in the world, which measures the productivity and citation impact of scholarly publications. He has received a number of awards and titles, including the 2018 AM Turing Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize in Computing.

Founder and scientific director of Mila – Quebec AI Institute in Montreal, professor of computer science and operational research at the University of Montreal and leading specialist in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, Bengio says that he still enjoys doing basic research.

That’s why he’s excited to be heading to Concordia at the end of the month to deliver a keynote address and receive recognition from his peers.

Bengio will also receive the Pierre Devijver award from the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

Ching Yee Suen

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