Yann LeCun is a French computer scientist. He is an expert in the field of Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Mobile Robotics, Computational Neuroscience, Data Compression, Digital Libraries, the Physics of Computation, and all the applications of machine learning (Vision, Speech, Language, Document understanding, Data Mining, Bioinformatics).
He is the director of Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR). He is a Professor of Computer Science, Neural Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Center for Neural Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, NYU School of Engineering , New York University. And he is also the founding Director of NYU Center for Data Science.
He received a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the Ecole Superieure d'Ingénieur en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE), Paris in 1983, a Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris in 1984 and PhD in Computer Science from the same university in 1987.