Samy Bengio

Apple Inc
One Apple Park Way
95014 Cupertino

Email: bengio [at]


Employment History

Senior Director, AI and Machine Learning Research
Apple Inc

Long term curiosity-based foundational research in machine learning.

Research Scientist in Machine Learning
Google Inc

Research on machine learning algorithms and deep architectures for large scale ranking problems involving images, videos, texts, voice.

Senior Researcher in Machine Learning
IDIAP Research Institute

Research on machine learning algorithms. Supervision of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Research projet management.

Research Director
Microcell Labs

Direction of a research team focusing on the development and the application of various learning algorithms to exploit many dataware houses regarding the internal processes and client behaviors of a telecommunication company. Problems tackled: fraud dectection, churning and traffic prediction.

Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en ANalyse des Organisations, CIRANO

Development of various machine learning and statistical models that make predictions and take decisions on financial markets: portfolio management, asset prediction, portfolio selection. In an other project, development of a machine learning model that simulates an agent on various types of auctions (buy at the best price given known information).

Postdoctoral Fellow
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique - Télécommunications

Development and use of an Asynchronous Input/Output Hidden Markov Model (which can also be viewed as a connectionist recurrent mixture of experts) for speech recognition. This model was particularly well suited for non-stationary temporal problems.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre National d'Etudes des Télécommunications, France Télécom

Time series prediction with Neural Networks. Series were taken from a physical domain (sunspot-related) as well as a telecommunication domain. Various mixture models were proposed.

Research Assistant
Centre de Recherche sur les Transports, Université de Montréal

Use of Genetic Algorithms and Tabu Search for a Combinatorial Optimization Problem: the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows.

Part Time System Administrator and Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science, Université de Montréal

Sysadmin for the intelligent tutoring systems and multimedia laboratories of the computer science department.

Projects Funded and Managed

Scientific Duties

Teaching Experience


Computer Science Technical Knowledge


Available upon request.