Yann LeCun

Director of AI Research, Facebook

Yann LeCun is the director of AI Research at Facebook since December 2013 and Silver Professor at New York University on a part-time basis, mainly affiliated with the NYU Center for Data Science and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science.

LeCun received the EE Diploma from Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE Paris) and a PhD in CS from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). After a postdoc at the University of Toronto, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey. LeCun became head of the Image Processing Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research in 1996 and joined NYU as a professor in 2003, after a brief period as a Fellow of the NEC Research Institute in Princeton. From 2012 to 2014, he was the founding director of the NYU Center for Data Science.

LeCun is the co-director of the Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception Program of CIFAR and co-lead of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments for NYU. He received the 2014 IEEE Neural Network Pioneer Award.


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