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Ashish Khisti

Faculty Affiliate

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Ashish Khisti is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto. He is presently also a visiting researcher at Qualcomm. He received his BASc from the Engineering Science program from University of Toronto and his MASc and PhD degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research interests include applications of information theory to deep learning, distributed learning and foundation models.

Research Interests

  • Deep learning
  • Generative modelling
  • Information theory


  • Distinguished lecturer for IEEE Information Theory Society (2023-25)
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier II) (2012 – 2022, renewed 2017)
  • Cisco Research Center Award (2020)