Montreal AI and Neuroscience (MAIN) is an international conference jointly organized by the UNIQUE Centre and the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) at the University of Montreal since 2017.

MAIN 2020 Committee: The MAIN organizing committee consists of Pierre Bellec (Université de Montréal), Andrea Green (Université de Montréal), Karim Jerbi (Mila & Université de Montréal), Guillaume Lajoie (Mila & Université de Montréal), Jean-Marc Lina (École de technologie supérieure), Bratislav Misic (MNI, McGill University), Irina Rish (Mila & Université de Montréal) and Pascal Vincent (Mila & Université de Montréal). Additionally, this year we are lucky to have the support of an outstanding group of highly motivated students from the UNIQUE Centre: Andreanne Proulx, Dongyan Lin, Laura Suarez, Pravish Sainath, Jacek Chudy, Nazanin Sepahvand, Mostafa Sharifzade and Mandana Samiei.

Coordination & administration: Josefina Rossell, UNIQUE Centre coordinator.

MAIN Scientific Advisory Board: The scientific program of MAIN is established with the help of an extended group of experts in the field of AI and Neuroscience, most of whom are members of the UNIQUE Centre.

Andrea Green

Guillaume Lajoie

Pierre Bellec

Bratislav Misic

Karim Jerbi

Jean-Marc Lina

Irina Rish

Pascal Vincent

Previous meetings

MAIN 2019 website | MAIN hands-on training

MAIN 2019 Speakers: Blaise Agüera y Arcas | (Google AI) Ismail Ben Ayed (ETS Montreal) | Yoshua Bengio (Université de Montréal) | SueYeon Chung (Columbia University) | Radoslaw Martin Cichy (Free University Berlin ) | Patricia Conrod (Université de Montréal) | Timothy Lillicrap (Google DeepMind) | Mackenzie Mathis (Harvard University) | Richard Naud (University of Ottawa) | Amy Orsborn (University of Washington) | Sara Solla (Nortwestern University) | Susanne Still (University of Hawaii at Mānoa) | Leila Wehbe (Carnegie Mellon University) | Anthony M. Zador (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

MAIN 2018 website

MAIN 2018 Speakers: Yoshua Bengio (MILA, Université de Montréal) | Blake Richards (University of Toronto) | Irina Rish (AI Foundations Learning, IBM Watson Research, NY, USA) | Sebastian Stober, Machine Learning in Cognitive Science Group, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany | Danilo Bzdok, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany | Yves Fregnac, Unité de Neurosciences, Information et Complexité, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. | Pascal Vincent, MILA and Facebook, Computer Science and Operations Research Dept, Université de Montréal, Canada | Michael Mozer, Univ Boulder Colorado, USA | Radoslaw Martin Cichy (Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition Group, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany) | Pamela Douglas (Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, UCLA, Los Angeles, United States) | Alexandre Gramfort (INRIA, Parietal Team , Université Paris Saclay, France) | Doina Precup (McGill and DeepMind, Montreal, Canada) | Daniel Yamins (NeuroAILab, Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University, CA, USA) | Tatyana Sharpee (Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA, USA) | Ben D Huh (MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA). Instructors for the hands-on training sessions: Andrew Doyle, Joseph Paul Cohen, Thomas Funck, Christopher Beckham, Pierre Bellec, Amal Boukhdhir, Elizabeth DuPré, Greg Kiar, Basile Pinsard, Jacob Vogel.