Faculty Profile: Christopher Maddison

Christopher Maddison

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistical Sciences

Chris Maddison.Christopher Maddison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Maddison focuses on the methodology of statistical machine learning, with an emphasis on methods that work at scale in deep learning applications. His research interests lie in the study of Bayesian inference, optimization and discrete search.

He is a CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute, a research scientist at DeepMind, a member of the ELLIS Society and a faculty affiliate of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society.

Maddison was previously a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ from 2019–2020, and completed his PhD at the University of Oxford. Maddison was an Open Philanthropy AI Fellow during his graduate studies. He received a NeurIPS Best Paper Award in 2014 and was a founding member of the AlphaGo project, which received the IJCAI Marvin Minsky Medal for Outstanding Achievements in AI in 2018.

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