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Chris J. Maddison


  • Canada CIFAR AI Chair
  • Pan-Canadian AI Strategy


Faculty Member, Vector Institute; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Dept. of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto

Continuous optimization, deep generative models, deep learning, Monte Carlo estimation

Major Contributions/Awards:
Was a core member of the team that developed AlphaGo, one of the most significant recent advances in AI; IJCAI Marvin Minsky Medal for Outstanding Achievements in AI (AlphaGo Team, 2018); Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, Grand Prix (AlphaGo Team, 2016); Best Paper Award, Neural Information and Processing Systems (2014); Google DeepMind Scholarship (2016)

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