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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 speech recognition.