March 27, 2019
Yoshua Bengio, alumnus of McGill University who received his MSc and PhD degrees from SOCS, has been named one of the recipients of the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, the highest generally recognized distinction in computer science, popularly called the "Nobel of Computing". The award recognizes Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun "for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing". He is currently a professor and Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms at the University of Montreal, and is the founder and scientific director of the Mila - Quebec AI Institute.
Congratulations on this major distinction!