CAIDA Celebrates New CIFAR AI Chair Appointments at UBC

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June 11, 2021

The CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy recently appointed five new Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, two of which are UBC faculty: CAIDA member Danica Sutherland and Mijung Park.  The Canada CIFAR AI Chairs program is designed to help support the advancement of AI research, and being appointed a chair is recognition of being one of Canada’s top AI researchers.  Each CIFAR AI Chair must be associated with one of Canada's three recognized AI Institutes: Amii in Edmonton, Mila in Montreal, and Vector Institute in Toronto; as such, both of UBC’s newly appointed chairs are affiliated with the Alberta Machine Learning Institute (Amii).  

CAIDA offers a big congratulations to all of the new CIFAR chairs: Neil Burch, University of Alberta, DeepMind, Amii; Jacob Jaremko, University of Alberta,, Amii; Marlos Machado, University of Alberta, DeepMind, Amii; Mijung Park, University of British Columbia, Amii; and Danica Sutherland, University of British Columbia, Amii.

You can read more about UBC’s new chairs here and all of the chairs here.

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