Ilya Sutskever

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Ilya Sutskever
Residence Mountain View, California, United States
Citizenship Canadian
Alma mater University of Toronto
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Computer Science
Institutions University of Toronto
Doctoral advisor Geoffrey Hinton

Ilya Sutskever is a computer scientist working in machine learning and currently serving as the Research Director of OpenAI.

Sutskever obtained his B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science under the supervision of Geoffrey Hinton. He has made several contributions to the field of deep learning. After graduation Sutskever became a postdoc with Andrew Ng at Stanford University before joining Google Research's Brain team.[1] Later he left Google to become the director of newly founded OpenAI institute.[2][3][4]

Sutskever was named in MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35.[5] and earned more than $1.9 million in 2016[6].