The Vector Institute will drive excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation, and use of artificial intelligence (AI) to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians.
Vector strives to attract the best global talent focused on research excellence in deep learning and machine learning. Our researchers and academic partners will be part of a vibrant community of innovative problem-solvers, working across disciplines on both curiosity-driven and applied research.
The Vector Institute will work with academic institutions, industry, start-ups, incubators and accelerators to advance AI research and drive the application, adoption and commercialization of AI technologies across Canada.
By upholding a commitment to world-leading research and education, Vector will ensure that companies in Canada have the people, skills, and resources they need to be best in class users of artificial intelligence.
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Vector will be a leader in the transformative field of artificial intelligence, excelling in machine and deep learning — an area of scientific, academic, and commercial endeavour that will shape our world over the next generation. We are building on a well-established and respected foundation of globally recognized talent and learning that exists today in Toronto, Ontario and Canada more broadly.
Our researchers are at the leading edge of deep learning and machine learning in a diverse set of areas, including neural networks, probabilistic models, statistical theory, computational biology, computer vision and natural language processing.
Vector will build on Canada’s outstanding pool of globally recognized AI expertise by training, attracting and retaining more top researchers who want to lead the world in machine learning and deep learning research, while having the flexibility to work on commercial applications with companies or in their own startups.
We are located at the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto, part of a dynamic and vibrant community of research, academia, health science and commerce, near the University of Toronto. With state-of-the art facilities, resources and talent, the Vector Institute is the place to come, to be and to stay.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more information on jobs such as those posted here, as well as student scholarships, fellowships and programming.
The Vector Institute is not a degree-granting institution. Students affiliated with the Vector Institute will be full-time graduate students at an affiliated university. Students interested in studying at Vector should apply directly to departments of affiliated universities where Vector-affiliated faculty hold academic positions, and state in their application their desire to work with Vector-affiliated faculty. Due to volume, individual faculty do not respond to individual requests to evaluate applications.
Please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date list of affiliated universities.
If you are an undergraduate student or high school student interested in pursuing an education in machine learning and artificial intelligence, you can contact a program administrator or the Office of Research at your university of interest to learn about prerequisites and relevant courses. Students pursuing an education in machine learning and artificial intelligence typically have a strong foundation in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or statistics.
We are in the early stages of building the Vector Institute’s academic programs. Vector is not currently accepting applications for internships, research assistants or visiting scientists.
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On October 18, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that it is investing $30 million to facilitate work with academic institutions across the province to grow the number of professional Applied Master’s graduates in artificial intelligence. The goal is to graduate 1,000 Applied Master’s students in AI-related fields per year, within five years.
The Vector Institute will be responsible for administering the funding, which will be provided to institutions that are well-positioned to rapidly deliver and expand capacity in AI-related fields to meet this goal.
Vector will be moving quickly to engage Ontario academic institutions to gather input on implementation proposals and curriculum development to meet this target.
Information for students about participation in this new initiative will be provided through eligible universities as information becomes available.
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Machine Learning Advances and Applications Seminar Series
This seminar series brings together academic and industrial data scientists to discuss advanced topics in machine learning and to strengthen the machine learning community in Ontario.
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Note: space is very limited on site – attend via live webcast
Government of Ontario commits $30 million to Vector to accelerate growth in the number of professional applied masters’ graduates in artificial intelligence, with the goal to graduate 1,000 applied masters’ students in AI-related fields per year, within five years.
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The Vector Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation governed by a highly accomplished volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the private sector, public sector, academic and research communities:
The Vector Institute also gives thanks to Stephen Lake and Pearl Sullivan for their time, energy and dedication as founding members of Vector’s Board of Directors. Their vision, insight and experience have been instrumental in establishing and guiding Vector towards its vision and mission in its inaugural year.
Vector’s executive leadership team is responsible for operations and oversight:
Special thanks to Tomi Poutanen for his help in envisioning and establishing the Vector Institute.