Professor Yann LeCun


Yann LeCun is Director of AI Research at Facebook, and Silver Professor of Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University. Yann received his PhD in Computer Science from Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). After a postdoc at the University of Toronto, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey and later became head of the Image Processing Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research. He joined NYU as a professor in 2003, and was named Director of AI Research at Facebook in 2013. Yann’s contributions developing convolutional neural networks and their applications in computer vision and other areas of artificial intelligence form the basis of many products and services deployed across most technology companies today. His current interests include AI, machine learning, computer perception, mobile robotics, and computational neuroscience. Since the late 80’s he has been working on deep learning methods and he continues to push forward with new advances in AI.[/text_output]