Wilder Penfield Lecture 2017: Deep Learning


Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Wilder Penfield Lecture 2017

Deep Learning

Dr. Yoshua Bengio will deliver the 2017 Wilder Penfield Lecture entitled, “Deep Learning” at 4:00 p.m. on November 2, 2017, at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro). A reception will follow.

  •  The Penfield Lecture

The Penfield Lecture was inaugurated in 1985 to honour Wilder Penfield, pioneering neurosurgeon and founder of The Neuro. This year, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Yoshua Bengio, who is the world-leading expert on Deep Learning and co-author of the best-selling book on that topic.

  • Yoshua Bengio, Ph.D.

Dr. Yoshua Bengio’s research objective is to understand the mathematical and computational principles, which give rise to intelligence through learning. He contributed to a wide spectrum of Deep Learning areas and is well known for his theoretical results on recurrent neural networks, kernel machines, distributed representations, depth of neural architectures, and the optimization challenge of deep learning. His work was crucial in advancing how deep networks are trained, how neural networks can learn vector embeddings for words, how to perform machine translation with deep learning by taking advantage of an attention mechanism, and how to perform unsupervised learning with deep generative models.  He is the author of three books and more than 300 publications, is among the most cited Canadian computer scientists and is, or has been, associate editor of the top journals in machine learning and neural networks.

A reception will follow