Professor Yoshua Bengio OC FRS

Recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in artificial intelligence, Yoshua Bengio is most known for his pioneering work in deep learning, earning him the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, 'the Nobel Prize of Computing', with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun.

He is a Full Professor at Université de Montréal, and the Founder and Scientific Director of Mila – Quebec AI Institute. He co-directs the CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains program as Senior Fellow and acts as Scientific Director of IVADO.

In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Killam Prize and in 2021, became the second most cited computer scientist in the world. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of London and Canada and Officer of the Order of Canada.

Concerned about the social impact of AI and the objective that AI benefits all, he actively contributed to the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence.

Professional position

  • Full Professor, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal

Subject groups

  • Computer sciences

    Artificial intelligence, machine learning, vision

  • Mathematics

    Statistics and Operational Research

Professor Yoshua Bengio OC FRS
Elected 2020

Credit: Maryse Boyce