The speeches are free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.
Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Future Impact
In Partnership with The University of Toronto. Join us for this Evening Event focused on Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Future Impact.
Sven Dickinson, Professor and past Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto; Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of the Samsung Toronto AI Research Center
Sven Dickinson received the B.A.Sc. degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, in 1983, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, in 1988 and 1991, respectively.
He is Professor and past Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and is also Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of the new Samsung Toronto AI Research Center, which opened in May, 2018. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at Rutgers University where he held a joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science and the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, RuCCS.
His research interests revolve around the problem of shape perception in computer vision and, more recently, human vision. He has received the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Government of Ontario Premiere’s Research Excellence Award, PREA, and the Lifetime Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society, CIPPRS.
He currently serves on eight editorial boards, including the role of Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and the role of co-editor of the Morgan and Claypool Synthesis Lectures on Computer Vision. He is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, IAPR.