Joëlle Pineau awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

May 02, 2018

For Joëlle Pineau, becoming a medical doctor was – in her words – not in the cards. However, the Associate Professor of the McGill School of Computer Science and current Director of Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) Montreal, is now the driving force behind promising research emerging from McGill to improve treatment of cancer and heart disease using Artificial Intelligence (AI) models, methods and applications.

Today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded Pineau one of six prestigious E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships. Awarded $250,000 over two years, Steacie Fellows are relieved of teaching and administrative duties, so that they can devote time and energy to research. Pineau will continue her work as Director of FAIR Montreal.

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