A Neural Network That Learns to See The University Professor Lecture Series at the University of Toronto Tuesday, Jan 30, 2007 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place Geoffrey Hinton is a professor of computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence. His research involves investigating ways of using neural networks for learning, memory, perception and symbol processing, with over 200 publications in these areas. Professor Hinton spent three years from 1998 until 2001 setting up the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London, and then returned to the University of Toronto where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning. He is a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and directs their program on Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception. Hinton is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada, and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. He is an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hinton has been awarded the IJCAI Award for Research Excellence, the IEEE Neural Network Pioneer Award, and the ITAC/NSERC award for contributions to information technology. He was named University Professor in 2006.