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Nicolas Chapados

Chief Scientist, Element AI

Nicolas Chapados holds an engineering degree from McGill University and a doctorate in computer science from the Université de Montréal. Together with his thesis supervisor, Prof. Yoshua Bengio, he co-founded ApSTAT Technologies in 2001, a machine learning technology transfer firm to apply cutting-edge ideas from academic research to fields such as actuarial risk modeling in property & casualty insurance, business forecasting, supply chain planning, national defense and portfolio management. Since then, he has co-founded Imagia (www.imagia.com), which aims to apply recent breakthroughs in deep learning to cancer diagnostics, Element AI (www.elementai.com), an applied artificial intelligence research lab, and Chapados Couture Capital (www.chapados-couture.com), a quantitative portfolio manager. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) title.

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