At our invitation, Professor Pascal Poupart of the University of Waterloo visited the NCHC and gave two speeches, on April 10 and 11.
4/10 topic: Harnessing
He gave an overview of
Vector Institute for AI and the Waterloo AI Institute and the Borealis AI
Institute of Canada and North Europe on how they, through the research and
exploration in machine learning theories and applications, advance AI research,
execute its missions, and move toward its objectives.
topic: Unsupervised Video Object Segmentation for Deep
introduced a kind of technique for deep, enforced learning. That technique can
automatically examine moving objects and use relevant information to carry out
motion selection. Through motion structure, the technique uses no human to
monitor and examine moving objects. This technique does not employ a strategy
to learn from the original images, but rather it first learns to use the
flowing messages in the visual frequency sequence to examine and segment moving
objects. With passing time, it learns to recognize which objects are of vital
importance to the decision, and it gradually builds up its strategy about the
moving objects. This method is called Motion-Oriented Reinforcement
Learning (MOREL). The strategy
formulated by this technique can better explain moving object than does that
formulated by black box nurunetwork, which directly projects an image on the
motion or the value.
About the University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo (UW for short) was founded in 1957. It is a public research university
in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was founded initially to bring up engineers
and technicians of all kinds to help with the economy in the post-war era.
has been known as the first university to set up a computer science department
in Canada. Its Faculty of Mathematics is the largest in the world, and its
Faculty of Environment is the largest in Canada. UW is known for its
co-operative education. UW students work as student intern at relevant
organizations. UW graduates have for many years ranked first in landing jobs at
big companies in Silicon Valley.
October 2018, Donna Theo Strickland, associate professor at the University of
Waterloo, won the Nobel Prize in Physics. She developed intense laser-matter,
short-pulse intense laser system, which allows ultra-precision cutting or
boring through materials of various types, including biological tissues. It can
even be used in ophthalmological surgery. Her achievements were recognized by
the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as “revolutionary”. Professor Strickland
is the third female to win this prize as well as the first female scientist to
win Nobel Prize in Physics in 55 years.