Bicentennial Mini-Science - Faculty of Science Event
Speaker: Doina Precup
Dr. Precup's presentation will focus on Deep Learning and the latest developments in the field. She will explain her interest in researching machine decision-making in situations where uncertainty is high.
Doina Precup is a Romanian researcher who specializes in artificial intelligence. She completed an MA in Science at the University of Cluj-Napoca in 1995, followed by an MA and PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1997 and 2000, respectively. She currently leads the DeepMind office in Montreal, a project spearheaded by Google. She is also currently conducting research on reinforcement learning at DeepMind, analyzing how AI applications can have a social impact in fields such as healthcare. She is also a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and a member of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms. She is also involved in correcting the gender imbalance within the discipline and is the co-founder and adviser of the AI4Good Lab, an organization which aims to enlist more women in the field of artificial intelligence.