PhD, University of Waterloo
Ex-Student Member, Vector Institute
Lead AI scientist @NEXTAI (Next Canada)
Intel AI Ambassador
Principal Investigator (Not-for-profit), Compute Canada
My research centers around Deep Learning and its application in Computer Vision. Specifically, the research problem I am currently focusing on is: How to make current deep models interpretable (Explainable-AI).
I obtained my PhD at at VIP lab - University of Waterloo and Machine Learning Research Group - University of Guelph where I was supervised by Dr. Alexander Wong (UWaterloo/ Canada research chair, Medical Imaging) and Dr. Graham Taylor (UGuelph/ Vector Inst./ Canada research chair, ML Systems). Before this, I completed my MASc. in WAVE lab & VIP lab at University of Waterloo, where I worked with Dr. Steven Waslander and Prof. David Clausi.
I am currently an ambassador with Intel AI and also serve as the Lead AI Scientist for NextAI, a world class AI accelerator program of NEXT Canada based in Toronto, Canada.
UPMC-101 Dataset of 101 food categories (~1000 images per category) that I created from Google image search results.