Dr. Yimin Yang from the Department of Computer Science has recently been appointed as a
Faculty Affiliate at the prestigious Vector Institute.
The Vector Institute was established in 2017 for creating a community of premier AI talents in machine learning and deep learning researchers. Dr. Yang's research in these areas has won him wide recognition from his peers and leading experts on AI.
His appointment provides yet another piece of evidence for his research excellence. The Vector Institute has been funded by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and nearly 40 companies in the Canadian economy across a range of sectors.
Lakehead’s MSc in Computer Science (AI Specialization) is one of the few Vector-recognized AI MSc programs in Ontario, and top students from this program have been receiving Vector Institute scholarships since 2018.