Murat Erdogdu named one of eight U of T AI chairs

Murat A. Erdogdu, assistant professor at the Department of Statistical Sciences and the Department of Computer Science, has been named AI chair by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Eight U of T researchers named AI chairs by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

published by U of T News | December 3, 2018

Eight artificial intelligence researchers from the University of Toronto have been named AI chairs by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research – part of the federal government’s bid to attract and retain top talent in Canada.

In all, CIFAR today named 29 chairs at the first annual meeting in Montreal of the Pan-Canadian AI strategy, a $125-million initiative to ensure Canada remains a leader in the field.
The inaugural CIFAR AI (CCAI) chairs, who will share $30 million in funding, are affiliated with three AI hubs: Edmonton’s Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute (Mila) and Toronto’s Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, launched in 2017 through a partnership between U of T, federal and provincial governments and industry.

“The CCAI chairs will help establish U of T and Canada as a world-leading destination for AI for both researchers and students,” said Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation.

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