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I am currently a PhD student in Computer Science (CS) at the Université de Montréal under the supervision of Professor Yoshua Bengio and a researcher at Mila studying artificial intelligence (AI).

During the completion of my Master’s degree in CS, I discovered and familiarized myself with machine learning and AI. This ultimately led me to conduct a research project where I studied The Benefits of Communication Channels Between Deep Learning Models at Mila while being supervised by Prof. Bengio. I was fortunate during my studies to explore a variety of subjects related to machine learning and deep learning in particular. Some of the projects I worked on can be found at this link. It includes coursework from classes I took, ranging from computer vision and autonomous vehicles to natural language processing and reinforcement learning.

By pursing PhD studies, I aim to improve my research skills and further sharpen my understanding of the field of AI. I am even more excited to be developing new research and working with new collaborators.

Background

I do not have a traditional career path into computer sciences — right after graduating with a bachelor degree in actuarial sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), I worked for over four years as an actuary in a pension plan consulting firm. During this time, in addition to successfully completing all the actuarial exams to obtain both my Fellowship from the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, I had the chance to develop great experience in a work environment and get accustomed to juggling multiple projects at the same time.

In the last year or so of working as an actuary, I became interested in analytical solutions and was on a quest to satisfy my curiosity. This is what led me to get back to school and pursue graduate studies. The booming field of AI is at a crossroad between different fields that I had interest in such as statistics, probabilities and computer sciences. It was a field with which I was more familiar than expected as per my previous actuarial studies, which gave me a good opportunity to leverage that.

I needed guidance to explore this field of AI that was new for me and by enrolling in the Master’s research program at the Université de Montréal, I had a great opportunity to have Professor Yoshua Bengio as my supervisor. Leading, at the time, the Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms (MILA, now Mila), he is a world renown researcher in the field of deep learning and the perfect candidate to provide the resources, whether knowledge, computational or financial, for me to get the most out of this experience as a grad student. I am forever grateful for his time, knowledge and for providing me with the opportunity of working with him over the past couple of years.

For more details about me, feel free check out my resume or reach out to me!

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