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Christopher Pal

Christopher Pal

A professor and expert on Computer vision, Intelligent systems applications, Pattern analysis, machine intelligence Graphics Image and video processing, Artificial intelligence Learning and inference theories

Christopher Pal is an Associate Professor at the École Polytechnique of Montreal. He is currently teaching Multimedia data processing and analysis in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering. He was a former professor at the University of Rochester, Department of Computer Science before arriving in Montreal. He was a research scientist in the University of Massachusetts and affiliated with the Interactive Visual Media Group and the Machine Learning and Applied Statistics groups at Microsoft Research. His research led to three patents on image processing, computer vision and interactive multimedia.

He earned his Master of Science in Math and PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He developed methods for automated cartography and the analysis of high-resolution digital aerial photography during his masters research. He was also involved with a group of software engineering projects developing spatial databases for managing environmental information. His PhD research led to contributions applying probability models and optimization techniques to image, video and signal processing.

During his PhD studies, he was also a research assistant at the University of Toronto in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He closely collaborated with the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research. He researched on image processing and statistical methods for the analysis of large scale genomics and computational molecular biology experiments using DNA microarrays. Before his graduate studies, he was with the multimedia research company Interval in Silicon Valley, California. He was awarded a patent on audio signal processing as a result of his research at Interval.

Christopher Pal is a faculty member at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), working alongside with leading world experts in machine learning and deep learning Prof. Yoshua Bengio, Prof. Aaron Courville, Prof. Pascal Vincent, Prof. Simon Lacoste-Julien, Prof. Laurent Charlin and Prof. Roland Memisevic. He is also a member of the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).


Further Resources


3D Segmentation of Abdominal CT Imagery with Graphical Models, Conditional Random Fields and Learning

Chetan Bhole, Christopher Pal, David Rim and Axel Wismuller

Academic paper

Brain tumor segmentation with Deep Neural Networks

Mohammad Havaeia, Axel Davy, David Warde-Farley, Antoine Biard, Aaron Courville, Yoshua Bengio, Christopher Pal, Pierre-Marc Jodoin and Hugo Larochelle

Academic paper

Emonets: Multimodal deep learning approaches for emotion recognition in video

Samira Ebrahimi Kahou, Xavier Bouthillier, Pascal Lamblin, Caglar Gulcehre, Vincent Michalski, Kishore Konda, Sébastien Jean, Pierre Froumenty, Yann Dauphin, Nicolas Boulanger-Lewandowski, Raul Chandias Ferrari, Mehdi Mirza, David Warde-Farley, Aaron Courville, Pascal Vincent, Roland Memisevic, Christopher Pal and Yoshua Bengio

Academic paper

Improving Facial Analysis and Performance Driven Animation through Disentangling Identity and Expression

David Rim, Sina Honari, Kamrul Hasana and Chris Pal

Academic paper

Improving probabilistic inference in graphical models with determinism and cycles

Mohamed-Hamza Ibrahim, Christopher Pal and Gilles Pesant

Academic paper

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