Douglas Eck is a Senior Research Director at Google Research working on the Brain Team. His group is active in a wide range of topics including Fundamental Learning Algorithms, Language and Multi-Modal, Reinforcement Learning, Computer Vision, Imagery & Video, Generative Models, including Magenta for creative purposes, and HCI & User-in-the loop, including PAIR. His own research lies at the intersection of machine learning and human-computer interaction (HCI). Doug created Magenta, an ongoing research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music. He is also an advocate for PAIR, a multidisciplinary team that explores the human side of AI through fundamental research, building tools, creating design frameworks, and working with diverse communities. Doug is active in many areas of basic machine learning research, including natural language processing (NLP) and reinforcement learning (RL). In the past, Doug worked on music perception, aspects of music performance, machine learning for large audio datasets and music recommendation. Before joining Google in 2010, Doug was faculty in Computer Science in the University of Montreal machine learning group (now the MILA machine learning lab) where he became Associate Professor.
Education: Postdoctoral Fellow in Machine Learning, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA), Ph.D in Computer Science, Indiana University Bloomington
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