Director of the Institute for Intelligence and Data
Christian Gagné is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Laval University. He is the director of the Institute for Intelligence and Data (IID) at Laval University. He holds a Canada-CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence and is an associate member of Mila. He is also a member of the Laboratoire de vision et systèmes numériques (LVSN), a component of the Centre de recherche en robotique, vision et intelligence machine (CeRVIM) as well as of the Centre de recherche en données massives (CRDM) of Laval University. His research interests include the development of methods for machine learning and stochastic optimization. In particular, he is interested in deep neural networks, representation learning and transfer, and the use of machine learning for black-box optimization. An important part of his work also focuses on the application of these techniques in fields such as computer vision, microscopy, health, energy and transportation.