Yoshua Bengio

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Yoshua Bengio
Yoshua Bengio, October 27, 2016.jpg
Yoshua Bengio, October 27, 2016
Born 1964 (age 53–54)
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Citizenship Canada
Alma mater McGill University
Known for Deep Learning, Neural machine translation, Generative Adversarial Networks, Word embeddings, Denoising Auto-Encoders, neural language models, Curriculum Learning, Learning to learn
Scientific career
Fields Computer science
Institutions Université de Montréal
Thesis Artificial Neural Networks and their Application to Sequence Recognition (1991)
Doctoral advisor Renato de Mori
Notable students Ian Goodfellow, Hugo Larochelle, Pascal Vincent, Nicolas Chapados, Kyunghyun Cho, Antoine Bordes, Aaron Courville, Samy Bengio, Narjes Boufaden
Website iro.umontreal.ca/~bengioy

Yoshua Bengio (born 1964 in France) is a Canadian computer scientist, most noted for his work on artificial neural networks and deep learning.[1][2][3]

Bengio received his Bachelor of Engineering (electrical engineering), Master of Science (computer science) and PhD (computer science) from McGill University.[4] He was a post-doctoral fellow at MIT (under Michael I. Jordan) and AT&T Bell Labs.[5] Bengio has been a faculty member at the Université de Montréal since 1993, heads the MILA (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms) and is co-director of the Learning in Machines & Brains project of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.[4][5]

Yoshua Bengio being interviewed for the Dutch television series The Mind of the Universe.


In 2017, Bengio was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.[6] The same year, he was nominated Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada[7] and received the Marie-Victorin Quebec Prize.[8]


  1. ^ Knight, Will (July 9, 2015). "IBM Pushes Deep Learning with a Watson Upgrade". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ LeCun, Yann; Bengio, Yoshua; Hinton, Geoffrey (2015). "Deep learning". Nature. 521 (7553): 436–444. doi:10.1038/nature14539. PMID 26017442. 
  3. ^ Bergen, Mark; Wagner, Kurt (July 15, 2015). "Welcome to the AI Conspiracy: The 'Canadian Mafia' Behind Tech's Latest Craze". Recode. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Yoshua Bengio". Profiles. Canadian Institute For Advanced Research. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Bengio, Yoshua. "CV". Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle. Université de Montréal. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Order of Canada honorees desire a better country". The Globe and Mail. June 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Royal Society of Canada". December 16, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Prix du Quebec". December 16, 2017. 

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