Lassonde TA becomes a member of Vector Institute Postgraduate Affiliate Program

Matthew Tesfaldet
Matthew Tesfaldet

Lassonde School of Engineering Teaching Assistant and master’s student Matthew Tesfaldet has been named a member of the inaugural cohort of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence‘s Postgraduate Affiliate Program. Tesfaldet is among a list of 32 members. His research focuses on computer vision and deeper learning.

“York University is delighted to see Matthew Tesfaldet invited to participate in this Vector Institute Postgraduate Affiliate Program. Vector seeks to attract the best global talent focused on research excellence in deep learning and machine learning,” says Vice-President Research and Innovation Robert Haché. “At York University, there is great enthusiasm to develop a formal strategy around AI. The momentum around AI is building.”

Established this year, the Vector Institute Postgraduate Affiliate Program will foster collaboration and contributions among students and researchers with expertise in deep learning as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence more broadly. The program will complement similar programs to be launched for faculty and industry professionals to promote a collaborative environment for sharing ideas and expertise at Vector.

Applicants were evaluated and selected according to the strength of their past research contributions and the alignment of their interests with Vector’s vision, mission and research strengths. Postgraduate affiliates will receive an honorarium to support their participation in and contributions towards Vector events and activities.

For more information, visit the Vector Institute website.