Jimmy Ba
  • Assistant Professor (Starting 2018), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

    Machine Learning Group, University of Toronto

    Faculty Member, Vector Institute

    Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests

  • Reinforcement learning
  • Neural networks
  • Optimization

Biography

Among his many accomplishments, Jimmy developed the Adam Optimizer, one of the go-to algorithms to train deep learning models. Jimmy completed his undergraduate degree, Master’s degree and PhD at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Geoffrey Hinton, Brendan Frey and Ruslan Salakhutdinov. Jimmy’s research focuses on the development of learning algorithms for deep neural networks. He was the second-ever student from a Canadian institution to win a Facebook PhD Fellowship and in 2015, his team achieved the highest place among academic labs in the image caption generation competition at CVPR.

Highlights

  • Facebook PhD Fellowship
  • Massey Junior Fellow
  • Team placed highest place among academic labs in the image caption generation competition at CVPR 2015
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