Geoff is interested in ways of getting deep neural networks to learn good representations for objects, sounds, and strings of words. He splits his time between Google and the University of Toronto and spends a few months each year in Mountain View.
Dr. Salakhutdinov's primary interests lie in statistical machine learning, deep learning, probabilistic graphical models, and large-scale optimization. He is the recipient of the Early Researcher Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Roger’s research focuses on representation learning, Bayesian methods, sampling algorithms, and model selection. He is especially interested in automatically designing structured statistical models. He is also a co-creator of Metacademy, a sort of “package manager for knowledge.
Charlie's research interests include machine learning, computer vision and cognitive science. Specifically, he has developed various generative models in deep learning for vision. Charlie also regularly competes in Kaggle competitions and is a Canadian national chessmaster.
Nitish is interested in using statistical machine learning to create representations that can help solve computer vision. He is working on object detection and action recognition. He is also interested in combining multiple data modalities and developing new ways of regularizing neural networks.
Ryan's research interests are in Statistical Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.
George's primary research interest is in models that learn many levels of rich, distributed representations from large quantities of perceptual and linguistic data. He enjoys using neural nets to solve problems of practical importance in many disparate domains such as drug discovery, speech recognition, and natural language processing.
Tianwei is an undergraduate student in the computer science program at University of Toronto and interested in development of web and Android apps.
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Nelson is a computer engineering student at State University of Campinas, currently studying at University of Toronto.