Six researchers at the University of Toronto with expertise in areas such as machine learning, medicine, engineering and statistics are joining the Vector Institute.
They’re joining a highly accomplished team of world-class researchers who helped launch the Vector Institute in March, including U of T's University Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hinton; Associate Professor and leader of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group Raquel Urtasun; and Deep Genomics founder and electrical and computing engineering Professor Brendan Frey.
“My top priority since Vector’s launch has and continues to be to build a collaborative, talented team,” said one of the original Vector Institute co-founders, Richard Zemel, a U of T computer science professor and the research director for Vector. “I am thrilled that these individuals will join a diverse and growing team of faculty committed to making Vector a global leader in AI.”
The new members are:
- David J. Fleet, U of T professor of computer science and chair of computer and mathematical sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough
- Anna Goldenberg, U of T assistant professor of computer science (computational biology group) and scientist in the Genetics and Genome Biology Lab at SickKids Research Institute
- Frank Rudzicz, U of T assistant professor of computer science (status) and scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
- Jimmy Ba, assistant professor of U of T computer science, joining U of T in fall of 2018
- Murat Erdogdu, joint appointment as U of T assistant professor of computer science and statistical sciences, joining U of T in fall of 2018
- Marzyeh Ghassemi, joint appointment as U of T assistant professor of computer science and medicine, joining U of T in fall of 2018
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