With Toronto’s emerging prominence in AI, three U of T computer science graduates are deciding to stay put – a marked departure from earlier years when grads were often lured to Silicon Valley.
Kevin Swersky, who graduates with a PhD in computer science today, has worked with leading AI researchers like U of T’s Geoffrey Hinton and Richard Zemel. He is joining Google Brain’s team in Toronto.
Rizwan Gilani, who came to U of T as an international student from Pakistan, graduates June 14 with a master's degree in applied computing. He was able to transfer a research internship in Seattle, working on Amazon’s smart speaker, into a full-time job. He now works for Amazon in Toronto.
And Eda Doko, who will also be receiving a master's degree next week, has been hired as a data scientist with Caseware, a company focused on software solutions for accountants and auditors.
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