On October 16, 2019 the Vector Institute announced that 29 faculty holding appointments at universities across Ontario have been appointed as Faculty Affiliates at the Vector Institute. Researchers appointed at the institute gain access to a collaborative community based in Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District and computing resources to catalyze foundational research and specific applications in areas such as health care and business.
The Faculty Affiliates program brings together leading researchers from across Ontario to expand expertise in deep learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence more broadly.
Vector Faculty Affiliates play a key role in developing, growing and diversifying knowledge and research within the local AI community, and work with industry, where interests align. They have opportunities to host events on related topics and participate in Vector programming, including networking events, workshops, summer schools, and talks.
The 29 new Faculty Affiliates hold primary appointments at institutions across the province, including St. Michael’s Hospital, the University Health Network, the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Queens, McMaster, and York University and the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa, and Western Ontario.
Applicants and nominees were evaluated and selected according to the strength of their research contributions to date and the alignment of their interests with Vector’s vision, mission, and research strengths.
Selections were made based on recommendations from a committee comprised of Vector Faculty who hold appointments in a variety of institutions. Faculty Affiliates are appointed for two years and nominations are considered annually.
Vector Faculty Affiliate Program: 2019 Cohort
Amber Simpson, Queens University
Boyu Wang, Western University
Chris McIntosh, University Health Network
Daniel James Lizotte, Western University
David Richard Rokeby, University of Toronto
Fanny Chevalier, University of Toronto
Florian Shkurti, University of Toronto
Grace Yi, Western University
Issac Tamblyn, University of Ottawa
Jared Simpson, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Jason Millar, University of Ottawa
Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, University of Toronto
Joseph Jay Williams, University of Toronto
Katarina Grolinger, Western University
Linbo Wang, University of Toronto
Lincoln Stein, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Michael Brown, York University
Nisarg Shah, University of Toronto
Parvin Mousavi, Queens University
Paul David McNicholas, McMaster University
Sean Lewis Hill, University of Toronto and Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics
Sushant Sachdeva, University of Toronto
Timothy Barfoot, University of Toronto
Timothy Chan, University of Toronto
Tracy Jenkin, Queens University
Xiaodan Zhu, Queens University
Yalda Mohsenzadeh, Western University
Yu Sun, University of Toronto