Samy Bengio is a senior director of machine learning research at Apple since 2021. Before that, he was a distinguished scientist at Google Research since 2007 where he was heading the Google Brain team, and at IDIAP in the early 2000s where he co-wrote the well-known open-source Torch machine learning library.
His research interests span many areas of machine learning such as deep architectures, representation learning, sequence processing, speech recognition, and image understanding.
He is action editor of the Journal of Machine Learning Research and on the board of the NeurIPS foundation. He was on the editorial board of the Machine Learning Journal, has been program chair (2017) and general chair (2018) of NeurIPS, program chair of ICLR (2015, 2016), general chair of BayLearn (2012-2015), MLMI (2004-2006), as well as NNSP (2002), and on the program committee of several international conferences such as NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, ECML and IJCAI.