Prof. Joelle Pineau

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QLA brings together a multidisciplinary team of scholars to lead the development of our priority research programs. Drawing on expert talent from across the world, QLA works with only the best.

Prof. Joelle Pineau
Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University

Joelle is an Associate Professor in Computer Science. She co-directs the Reasoning and Learning Lab at McGill University. She also leads the Facebook AI Research lab in Montreal, Canada.

AWARDS
- NSERC's E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (2018)
- Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI),
- Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
PAST ROLES
Leads the Facebook AI Research lab in Montreal, Canada
BASc in Engineering from the University of Waterloo
MSc and PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists by the Royal Society of Canada.

Joelle Pineau is an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University where she co-directs the Reasoning and Learning Lab. She also leads the Facebook AI Research lab in Montreal, Canada. She holds a BASc in Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and an MSc and PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Pineau’s research focuses on developing new models and algorithms for planning and learning in complex partially-observable domains. She also works on applying these algorithms to complex problems in robotics, health care, games and conversational agents. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research and the Journal of Machine Learning Research and is currently President of the International Machine Learning Society.

She is a recipient of NSERC’s E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (2018), a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and in 2016 was named a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists by the Royal Society of Canada.

OUR PEOPLE
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Thierry Zomahoun
AIMS President & CEO
Prof. Terry Rudolph
Scientific Advisory Council
Prof. Maria Fasli
Scientific Advisory Council