Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun

Director of Al Research
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Yann LeCun is director of AI Research at Facebook and the Silver Professor at New York University, where he is affiliated with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Center for Neural Science, and the Center for Data Science, for which he served as founding director. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from UniversitĂ© Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). After a postdoc at the University of Toronto, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories. He led the Image Processing Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research, and joined NYU after a short tenure at the NEC Research Institute. LeCun holds the 2015-2016 annual visiting professor chair of computer science at Collège de France. His research interests include machine learning and artificial intelligence, with applications to computer vision, natural language understanding, robotics and computational neuroscience. He is best known for his work in deep learning and the invention of the convolutional network method, which is widely used for image, video and speech recognition. He holds the IEEE Neural Network Pioneer Award and the IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Distinguished Researcher Award.