Vector Institute Introduces Faculty Affiliates

September 24, 2018


[Vector Faculty Affiliates, Sue Becker, John F. Connolly, Jim Reilly and Flavio Kapcinscki (Non-Vector), recently hosted a symposium at McMaster University on the topic of Machine Learning for Brain Health. Image: McMaster students presenting their research poster.]

Monday, September 24, 2018


Vector Institute Introduces Faculty Affiliates

The Vector Institute congratulates all members of the 2018 cohort of Vector Institute Faculty Affiliates. 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 will 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 will have opportunities to host events on related topics and participate in Vector programming, including networking events, workshops, summer schools, and talks.

A total of 63 Faculty Affiliates were selected from across 9 institutions in Ontario including Carleton University, McMaster University, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, Western University, York University, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The Faculty Affiliate program complements the Postgraduate Affiliate Program launched earlier this year.

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.

Learn more about research at Vector: Here

Vector Faculty Affiliate Program: 2018 Cohort

  • Ajay Agrawal, University of Toronto
  • Albert Yoon, University of Toronto
  • Aleksandar Nikolov, University of Toronto
  • Alex Mihailidis, University of Toronto
  • Ali Ghodsi, University of Waterloo
  • Andreas Moshovos, University of Toronto
  • Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto
  • Anne Martel, University of Toronto
  • Anthony Niblett , University of Toronto
  • Ashton Anderson, University of Toronto
  • Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
  • Babak Taati, University of Toronto, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • Benjamin Alarie, University of Toronto
  • Benjamin Haibe-Kains, University of Toronto
  • Blake Richards, University of Toronto
  • Dana Kulic, University of Waterloo
  • Gennady Pekhimenko, University of Toronto
  • Gerald Penn, University of Toronto
  • Gillian Hadfield, University of Toronto
  • Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto
  • Hamid Reza Tizhoosh, University of Waterloo
  • Hui Jiang, York University
  • James Elder, York University
  • Jason Anderson, University of Toronto
  • Jesse Hoey, University of Waterloo
  • Jim Reilly, McMaster University
  • Jimmy Lin, University of Waterloo
  • Jody Culham, Western University
  • John F. Connolly, McMaster University
  • Jonathan Kelly, University of Toronto
  • Kate Larson, University of Waterloo
  • Konstantinos G. Derpanis, Ryerson University
  • Kyros Kultulakos, University of Toronto
  • Laura Rosella, University of Toronto
  • Marcus A. Brubaker, York University
  • Mark Daley, Western University
  • Maura R. Grossman, University of Waterloo
  • Michael Brudno, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Michael Hoffman, University of Toronto and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Neil Bruce, Ryerson University
  • Olga Veksler, University of Waterloo
  • Paul Boutros, University of Toronto
  • Peter Wittek, University of Toronto
  • Radford Neal, University of Toronto
  • Ranil Sonnadara, McMaster University
  • Reza Samavi, McMaster University
  • Robert Mercer, Western University
  • Roger G. Melko, University of Waterloo
  • Ruth Urner, York University
  • Scott Sanner, University of Toronto
  • Shai Ben-David, University of Waterloo
  • Sheila McIlrath, University of Toronto
  • Suzanna Becker, McMaster University
  • Suzanne Stevenson, University of Toronto
  • Sven Dickinson, University of Toronto
  • Thomas E. Doyle, McMaster University
  • Tom Chau, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Toniann Pitassi, University of Toronto
  • Vaughn Betz, University of Toronto
  • Yang Xu , University of Toronto
  • Yaoliang Yu, University of Waterloo
  • Yuhong Guo, Carleton University
  • Yuri Boykov, University of Waterloo


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