I am a research scientist at Facebook AI Research, with a focus on developing better deep learning algorithms. In particular, I am interested in improving how models learn without explicit supervision and also how to better optimize these models. Prior to Facebook I was completing my Ph.D. with Yoshua Bengio at U. Montreal, where we kept warm using the heat of constantly running GPUs. My work during this time received a distinguished paper award at NIPS 2011 and we have won two international machine learning competitions (UTLC and EmotiW).

Interests

deep learning, machine learning, unsupervised learning, auto-encoders, boltzmann machines, optimization, natural language processing, computer vision, speech processing

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