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Lecture title: "Deep learning and new approaches to AI"
Speaker: Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research,
Facebook Silver Professor of Data Science, Computer Science, Neural
Science, and Electrical Engineering, New York University.
Date:Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: MIT Room: 35-225
Host: Professor Marin Soljacic
About the speaker:
Yann LeCun received the Electrical Engineer Diploma from Ecole
Supérieured'Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique, and a PhD in
Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie. After a postdoc at
the University of Toronto, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ
in 1988. He became head of the Image Processing Research Department at
AT&T Labs-Research in 1996, and joined NYU as a professor in 2003, after a
brief period as a Fellow of the NEC Research Institute in Princeton.
From 2012 to 2014 he directed NYU's initiative in data science and became
the founding director of the NYU Center for Data Science. He was named
Director of AI Research at Facebook in late 2013 and retains a part-time
position on the NYU faculty.
Since the mid 1980's he has been working on deep learning methods,
particularly the convolutional network model, which is the basis of many
products and services deployed by companies such as Facebook, Google,
Microsoft, Baidu, IBM, NEC, AT&T and others for image and video
understanding, document recognition, human-computer interaction, and