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Vector Institute

For Artificial Intelligence

About

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 are part of a vibrant community of innovative problem-solvers, working across disciplines on both curiosity-driven and applied research.

People

Vector is 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.

Research

Publications
Publications

Vector researchers maintain a strong academic presence at major machine learning and deep learning conferences such as: the conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) and many others.

Talks
Talks

Vector researchers participate in a variety of public talks and seminars that cover topics related to the theorical and applicable uses of deep learning and machine learning.

Kyunghyun Cho- Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Andriy Mnih- Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

More Upcoming Talks

Researchers
Researchers

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.

Blog & News

For media inquiries, please contact media@vectorinstitute.ai

Events

Machine Learning Advances and Applications Seminar Series

JULY 2018- JUNE 2019

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.

View upcoming events and past event archives
Note: space is very limited on site – attend via live webcast
Video Archive

Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School 2018 (DLRLSS)

From July 25-August 3rd, 2018, the Vector Institute partnered with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), and Institut québécois d’intelligence artificielle (Mila) to host the 2018 DLRLSS in the City of Toronto. Over 250 students attended more than 30 talks by top researchers from around the world.

For more information or to be notified when next year’s application process opens, go to dlrlsummerschool.ca.

Opportunities

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 invites applications from a broad spectrum of world-class research scientists, ranging from those who study and develop core algorithms to those who explore the applications to real-world problems.

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Are you a junior researcher with the potential to become a world-class machine learning scientist? Apply to become a Vector Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and conduct cutting-edge fundamental research in machine learning and deep learning algorithms and their applications.

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The Vector Institute is seeking a member the Technical AI Staff, Scientist to join our growing team in Toronto.

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Applications for the 2018 Vector Faculty Affiliates program are now closed.

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Student & Research Opportunities

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.

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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Applied AI Master’s

The aim of the applied AI education programs is to increase the number of graduates from AI-related master’s programs in Ontario universities. Increasing enrollment in programs that produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies sought by industry will contribute to a diverse and highly skilled AI talent pool aiding Ontario-based companies and labs in attracting and retaining newly formed talent.

To support universities in achieving this goal, Vector has introduced the Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence (VSAI) to recognize top students enrolled in core technical AI-related STEM and complementary AI-related master’s programs. These programs are recognized as contributing to building AI capacity that aligns with the needs of industry

Vector continues to engage Ontario academic institutions to support them in developing new programs and curricular components that will help create a high-flow pipeline for Ontario’s companies to source talent.

Click here for information to support universities interested in submitting AI-related master’s programs for recognition by the Vector Institute or scholarship nominations.

Partners

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2018

Funded by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario

  • Government of Canada
  • CIFAR
  • Government of Ontario

The pan-Canadian AI strategy, led by CIFAR, promotes collaboration between the Vector Institute, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute and the Institut québécois d’intelligence artificielle (MILA).

Special thanks to the University of Toronto for assistance in the start-up of the Vector Institute.

  • University of Toronto

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