Alumnus Ilya Sutskever, now part of the Google Brain research team, made the list in MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 2015.
Sutskever was a machine learning student, supervised by Professor Geoffrey Hinton. In 2013 Sutskever, Hinton and PhD student Alex Krizhevsky created the startup DNNResearch which was acquired by Google; the three researchers were then hired by Google as part of the deal.
In 2014, Sutskever, Hinton and Krizhevsky were awarded with the U of T inventor of the Year Award for Supervision.
– MIT Technology Review