Aidan Gomez has yet to finish his undergraduate degree, but he’s already doing research at Google that could lead to dramatic improvements in machine learning – a thriving subfield of artificial intelligence.
Gomez, who took a semester off from his studies in computer science and math to work at Google Brain in Silicon Valley, recently released a paper on multitask learning by a single neural network with lead author and senior Google researcher Lukasz Kaiser.
Brenda Cossman, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College, applauds the passing of Bill C-16, which adds protection of gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code, in this Globe and Mail op-ed cowritten by doctoral student Ido Katri.
Congratulations to Professor Walid Saleh, founding director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto and a University College faculty member, who has received the Konrad Adenauer Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Former University of Toronto President, medical researcher, and UC alumnus Professor David Naylor (1974 UC) addressed 200 of Canada's top scientists and researchers at the Metro Convention Centre last week, making the case for investment in basic and applied research.