Speaker Profiles

Richard Zemel

Richard Zemel

Professor in Computer Science, and Research Director

University of Toronto, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Richard Zemel is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he has been a faculty member since 2000.

Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Psychology at the University of Arizona and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute and at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the co-founder of SmartFinance, a financial technology start-up specializing in data enrichment and natural language processing.
He developed the Toronto Paper Matching System, a system for matching paper submissions to reviewers, which is being used in many conferences, including NIPS, ICML, CVPR, ICCV, and UAI. His awards include an NVIDIA Pioneers of AI Award, a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research, a Presidential Scholar Award, and two NSERC Discovery Accelerators. He is a Fellow of CIFAR and is on the Executive Board of the Neural Information Processing Society, which runs the premier international machine learning conference.

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