| Yann LeCun |
|Born||July 8, 1960|
|Alma mater||ESIEE Paris, Pierre and Marie Curie University|
French computer scientist working primarily in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, mobile robotics, and computational neuroscience.
Yann André LeCun (originally spelled Le Cun) is a French computer scientist working primarily in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, mobile robotics, and computational neuroscience.
LeCun received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électrotechnique et Électronique (ESIEE) in 1983 and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie) in 1987. In his dissertation he used an early form of backpropagation for artificial neural networks. As a post-doctoral fellow he was at the University of Toronto with Geoffrey Hinton.
From 1988 he was at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, where he became Head of Image Processing Research in 1996. After a brief stint at the NEC research laboratories in Princeton, he became a professor at New York University in 2003, where he was the founding director of the New York Center for Data Science. In 2013 he became director of AI research at Facebook. He also works part-time at New York University.
He worked on text recognition (OCR and handwriting recognition, his system developed at ATT Labs was used by many banks), artificial neural networks, image processing and compression. He created the image compression behind DjVu , which was developed at ATT Labs in the 1990s. Co-developers were Léon Bottou and Patrick Haffner. Later he also worked on machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile robotics, and algorithmic neuroscience.
He is considered the founder of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), which he also developed at Bell Labs.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2022||2 June 2022||5 June 2022||Washington DC|
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
|The 68th Bilderberg Meeting, held in Washington DC, after an unprecedented two year hiatus during which a lot of the Bilderberg regulars were busy managing COVID-19|