Applications for the 2020 Vector Faculty Affiliates Program are closed. 

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The Vector Institute, based in Toronto, is one of the world’s top destinations for cutting‐edge research at the intersection of machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning, and we would like you to consider joining us as a Vector Faculty Affiliate. The daily life and concentration of expertise at Vector fosters a network of over 320 researchers and potential collaboration partners. Researchers at Vector work with industry sponsors as well as universities and other public institutions to support the artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem in Ontario.

The Vector Faculty Affiliates Program is intended to expand our research community’s expertise in the areas of AI, computer science, engineering, and other disciplines related to machine learning, as well as strategic domains of application. Vector Faculty Affiliates are appointed to a renewable two‐year term and form an integral part of the Vector community, engaged in our research and community engagements with part‐time access to our resources. Where their interests align, Faculty Affiliates can also benefit from interacting with industry sponsors, as well as health and academic partners, through participation in networking events, seminar, training sessions and workshops.

Promising applicants are considered for affiliation status based on the following criteria:

1. Excellence in research at the highest international level, indicated by high-impact publications and research awards/honours, for example:

a.  Active academic research in Machine Learning (ML) / Deep Learning (DL) or extensive innovative use of ML/DL in strategic areas of science, engineering or other application, notably, AI, computer systems, neuroscience, health, robotics, and societal impacts of ML;
b.  the extent to which the candidate’s research and expertise will strengthen and support the vision and mission of the Vector Institute.

2. Affiliation with an institution in Ontario.

Final selections are made by the President and CEO of the Vector Institute under advisement from a committee comprising of Vector Faculty across multiple institutions.


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