2021 Speakers

Marc Bellemare

Marc Bellemare

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Associate Fellow, Learning in Machines & Brains | Research Scientist, Google Brain | Core Industry Member, Mila | Adjunct Professor, McGill University

DEEP REINFORCEMENT LEARNING

Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Co-Director, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains | Scientific Director, IVADO | Scientific Director, Mila | Professor, Université de Montréal

ACTIVE LEARNING FOR BLACK-BOX OPTIMIZATION AND LEARNING TO SEARCH

Émélie Brunet

Émélie Brunet

Vice President, Talent & Ecosystem, Mila

WELCOME REMARKS

Kyunghyun Cho

Kyunghyun Cho

Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains | CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019 | Associate Professor, New York University

MODERN ARCHITECTURES

Garth Gibson

Garth Gibson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Vector Institute

WELCOME REMARKS

Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik

Professor, University of California, Berkeley

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE: WHAT AI CAN LEARN FROM 3-YEAR-OLDS

Roger Grosse

Roger Grosse

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Faculty Member, Vector Institute | Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

DYNAMICS OF NEURAL NETWORK

Devon Hjelm

Devon Hjelm

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research | Core Industry Member, Mila

SELF-SUPERVISED LEARNING: A LANDMARK TOWARDS SELF-LEARNING VISUAL MODELS AND AGENTS

Jordan Jacobs

Jordan Jacobs

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Radical Ventures

RAISING MONEY FOR YOUR AI STARTUP FROM WORLD-LEADING AI VCs

Balaji Lakshminarayanan

Balaji Lakshminarayanan

Staff Research Scientist, Google Brain

INTRODUCTION TO UNCERTAINTY IN DEEP LEARNING

Marc Lanctot

Marc Lanctot

Research Scientist, DeepMind

INTRODUCTION TO MULTIAGENT REINFORCEMENT LEARNING

Hugo Larochelle

Hugo Larochelle

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Associate Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains | Lead, Google Brain | Core Industry Member, Mila | Adjunct Professor, Université de Montréal

INTRODUCTION TO NEURAL NETWORKS

Nicolas Le Roux

Nicolas Le Roux

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Research Scientist, Google Brain | Core Industry Member, Mila | Adjunct Professor, McGill University

INTRODUCTION TO OPTIMIZATION — THEORY AND PRACTICE

Cam Linke

Cam Linke

Chief Executive Officer, Amii

WELCOME REMARKS

Lester Mackey

Lester Mackey

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research | Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

DOING SOME GOOD WITH MACHINE LEARNING

Joelle Pineau

Joelle Pineau

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Advisor, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains | Lead, Facebook AI Research Lab | Core Academic Member, Mila | Associate Professor, McGill University

BETTER EXPERIMENTS IN RL

Doina Precup

Doina Precup

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Senior Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains | Research Team Lead, DeepMind | Core Academic Member, Mila | Associate Professor, McGill University

BEYOND MODEL-FREE REINFORCEMENT LEARNING

Colin Raffel

Colin Raffel

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

SCALING UP DATA AND MODELS

Irina Rish

Irina Rish

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Core Academic Member, Mila | Associate Professor, Université de Montréal

LIFELONG LEARNING

Angela Schoellig

Angela Schoellig

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Faculty Member, Vector Institute | Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

ROBOTICS

Elissa Strome

Elissa Strome

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR

WELCOME REMARKS

Rich Sutton

Rich Sutton

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Associate Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains | Distinguished Research Scientist, DeepMind | Chief Scientific Advisor, Amii | Professor, University of Alberta

INTRODUCTION TO REINFORCEMENT LEARNING

Csaba Szepesvari

Csaba Szepesvari

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Senior Staff Research Scientist, DeepMind | Fellow, Amii | Professor, University of Alberta

REINFORCEMENT LEARNING THEORY

Jian Tang

Jian Tang

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Core Academic Member, Mila | Assistant Professor, HEC Montréal

GRAPH NEURAL NETWORKS: ALGORITHMS AND APPLICATIONS

Tong Wang

Tong Wang

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

EXPLAINABILITY

Martha White

Martha White

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Fellow, Amii | Director of RLAI, Professor, University of Alberta

OPTIMIZATION IN RL

Sponsor the DLRL Summer School

The DLRL Summer School is a premier opportunity for institutions, companies and organizations to play a significant role in supporting the next generation of AI talent and building a diverse and prosperous future in AI for Canada. 

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“The #DLRL Summer School is a place of learning at the highest scientific level in world-changing research areas but also an opportunity for networking, creating connections which can stay for life and fuel future collaborations.”

Yoshua Bengio

Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Co-Director of the CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains;
Scientific Director at Mila
Elissa Strome, Associate Vice-President, Research & Executive Director of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR

“The Summer School has become a beacon for top AI students and experts from around the world. We’re excited to showcase what makes Canada a global leader in the field of AI.”

Elissa Strome

Executive Director,
Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR
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“The DLRL Summer School is an unparalleled opportunity for these young people to both learn from, and network with, the scientists who can help them launch their careers in AI.”

Blake Richards

Canada CIFAR AI Chair; Mila;
Fellow in the CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains program
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“Beyond the learning and networking opportunities, [the #DLRL Summer School] showcases the rich AI ecosystem we enjoy in Canada. It's been a major factor in encouraging some of the brightest minds to launch their research careers here.”

Graham Taylor

CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains;
Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Vector Institute, University of Guelph
Alona Fyshe

“[The #DLRL] is a wonderful opportunity to bring the AI leaders of tomorrow together for a fun and immersive learning experience. It’s also a great way to showcase the depth of AI knowledge and expertise that exists in Canada.”

Alona Fyshe

CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains;
Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Amii, University of Alberta
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018
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