Stream: Artificial Intelligence
Graham Taylor is an associate professor of engineering at the University of Guelph, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Academic Director of NextAI, and member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. His research aims to discover new algorithms and architectures for deep learning: the automatic construction of hierarchical algorithms from high-dimensional, unstructured data. He is especially interested in time series, having applied his work to better understand human and animal behaviour, environmental data (climate or agriculture), audio (music or speech), and financial time series. His work also intersects with high performance computing, investigating better ways to leverage hardware accelerators to cope with the challenges of large-scale machine learning. He co-organizes the annual CIFAR Deep Learning Summer School and has trained more than 50 students and research staff.