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CIFAR fellows, scholars, and advisors advance knowledge across disciplines.

Researchers are invited to participate in CIFAR programs for their excellence in research and communication, as well as for how their expertise fits into the goals of a program.

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A.J. Marian Walhout

Fellow

Genetic Networks
University of Massachusetts
United States

Aapo Johannes Hyvärinen

Fellow

Learning in Machines & Brains
University of Helsinki
Finland

Aaron Courville

Fellow
Canada CIFAR AI Chair

Learning in Machines & Brains
Mila
Université de Montréal
Canada

Adrian M. Owen

Program Co-Director
Koerner Fellow

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Western University
Canada

Aephraim M. Steinberg

Program Co-Director

Quantum Information Science
University of Toronto
Canada

Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Lebovic Fellow

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
University of Toronto
Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Canada

Aldo Geuna

Fellow

Innovation, Equity, & The Future of Prosperity
Collegio Carlo Alberto
University of Torino
Italy

Aleksandra Vojvodic

Fellow

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
University of Pennsylvania
United States

Alexandre Blais

Fellow

Quantum Information Science
Université de Sherbrooke
Canada

Allan Macdonald

Advisor

Quantum Materials
University of Texas at Austin
United States

Allison Harell

Fellow

Boundaries Membership & Belonging
Université du Québec à Montréal
Canada

Alona Fyshe

Fellow
Canada CIFAR AI Chair
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Learning in Machines & Brains
Amii
University of Alberta
Canada

Ami Citri

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Child & Brain Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Andrea Damascelli

Fellow

Quantum Materials
University of British Columbia
Canada

Andreas Wimmer

Fellow

Boundaries Membership & Belonging
Columbia University
United States

Andrew Fraser

Fellow

Genetic Networks
University of Toronto
Canada

Andrew Schrank

Fellow

Innovation, Equity, & The Future of Prosperity
Brown University
United States

Anil K. Seth

Program Co-Director

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
University of Sussex
United Kingdom

Aniruddh Patel

Fellow

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Tufts University
United States

Anna Goldenberg

Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Lebovic Fellow

Child & Brain Development
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
Vector Institute
Canada

Anne E. Wilson

Fellow

Successful Societies
Wilfrid Laurier University
Canada

Aravinda Chakravarti

Fellow

Genetic Networks
New York University School of Medicine
United States

Arthur B. McDonald

Associate Fellow

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Queen's University
Canada

Arturo Casadevall

Advisory Committee Chair

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
John Hopkins University
United States

Atsushi Iriki

Fellow

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
RIKEN
Japan

Audrey Macklin

Fellow

Boundaries Membership & Belonging
University of Toronto
Canada

Avner Greif

Fellow

Institutions, Organizations & Growth
Stanford University
United States

Axel Cleeremans

Fellow

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium

Ayelet Shachar

Advisor

Boundaries Membership & Belonging
Max Planck Institute Study of Religious & Ethnic Diversity
Germany

B. Brett Finlay

Program Co-Director

Humans & the Microbiome
University of British Columbia
Canada

Barbara Sherwood Lollar

Program Co-Director

Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
University of Toronto
Canada

Barth Netterfield

Fellow

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
University of Toronto
Canada

Ben Lanyon

Fellow

Quantum Information Science
Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Austria

Bénédicte Ménez

Advisor

Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
Paris Diderot University
France

Bernhard Schölkopf

Fellow

Learning in Machines & Brains
ETH Zürich
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Germany

Blake Richards

Fellow
Canada CIFAR AI Chair

Learning in Machines & Brains
McGill University
Mila
Canada

Brenda Andrews

Fellow

Genetic Networks
University of Toronto
Canada

Brian Dias

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Child & Brain Development
University of Southern California
United States

Brian Kobilka

Advisor

Molecular Architecture of Life
Stanford University
United States

Bruce D. Gaulin

Fellow

Quantum Materials
McMaster University
Canada

Bruce Klein

Fellow

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

Bryan Kolb

Associate Fellow

Child & Brain Development
University of Lethbridge
Canada

Candice Odgers

Program Co-Director

Child & Brain Development
University of California Irvine
United States

Carolina Tropini

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Humans & the Microbiome
University of British Columbia
Canada

Catherine Dauvergne

Advisor

Boundaries Membership & Belonging
University of British Columbia
Canada

Catherine L. Drennan

Fellow

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States

Catherine Tallon-Baudry

Fellow

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
École normale supérieure
France

Chad Myers

Fellow

Genetic Networks
University of Minnesota
United States

Charles A. Nelson

Fellow

Child & Brain Development
Harvard University
United States

Charles M. Boone

Program Co-Director
Fellow

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
Genetic Networks
University of Toronto
Canada

Chelsea Finn

Fellow

Learning in Machines & Brains
Stanford University
United States

Chris Ballentine

Fellow

Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Christina A. Cuomo

Fellow

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
Broad Institute
United States

Christopher J. Chang

Fellow

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
University of California Berkeley
United States

Christopher K. I. Williams

Advisor

Learning in Machines & Brains
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Christopher Manning

Fellow

Learning in Machines & Brains
Stanford University
United States

Claudia Felser

Fellow

Quantum Materials
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Germany

Curtis P. Berlinguette

Program Co-Director

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
University of British Columbia
Canada

Dame Carol Robinson

Fellow

Molecular Architecture of Life
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Dan Breznitz

Program Co-Director

Innovation, Equity, & The Future of Prosperity
University of Toronto
Canada

Daniel Ansari

Fellow

Child & Brain Development
Western University
Canada

Daniel Belsky

Fellow

Child & Brain Development
Columbia University
United States

Daniel Dennett

Advisor

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Tufts University
United States

Daniel Diermeier

Fellow

Institutions, Organizations & Growth
University of Chicago
United States

Daniel Figeys

Fellow

Molecular Architecture of Life
University of Ottawa
Canada

Daniel Trefler

Fellow

Institutions, Organizations & Growth
University of Toronto
Canada

Daniela Kaufer

Associate Fellow

Child & Brain Development
University of California Berkeley
United States

Daron Acemoglu

Fellow

Institutions, Organizations & Growth
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States

David B. Grusky

Fellow

Successful Societies
Stanford University
United States

David Bacon

Associate Fellow

Quantum Information Science
Google
United States

David Botstein

Advisory Committee Chair

Genetic Networks
Calico
United States

David Denning

Advisor

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

David Forrest Clayton

Associate Fellow

Child & Brain Development
Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom

David Gosset

Fellow

Quantum Information Science
University of Waterloo
Canada

David K. Menon

Advisor

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Cambridge University
United Kingdom

David S. Blehert

Fellow

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
National Wildlife Health Center
U.S. Geological Survey
United States

David Sherry

Advisor

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Western University
Canada

David Spergel

Associate Fellow

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Princeton University
United States

David Stuart

Advisory Committee Chair

Molecular Architecture of Life
Oxford University
United Kingdom

Doina Precup

Fellow
Canada CIFAR AI Chair

Learning in Machines & Brains
McGill University
Mila
Canada

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