The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
715 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA.
Web: http://yann.lecun.com. Email: yann [ a t ] cs.nyu.edu; Telephone: (212)998-3283;
The Computational and Biological Learning Lab is part of
the Vision-Learning-Graphics Group (VLG) of
the NYU Computer Science Department, which is part of
the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at
New York University.
Our research is focused on Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Robotics, Computational Neuroscience, and various related topics.
The magazine The Economist is running a nice article about Yann's research with a very clear description of Convolutional Networks.
The Danger Room Column at Wired Magazine has an article about Rob and Yann's work on Deep Learning. The Danger Room monitors projects funded by DARPA.
There is also a YouTube video demonstrating our system.
MuseAmi is a startup company co-founded by concert pianist Robert Taub and Yann LeCun, whose product aim to educate and entertain amateur musicians. One of MuseAmi's technologies tracks musical pitch in real time and can turn a melody (played, sung or whistled) into a score. Another set of technologies can correct the pitch os a singer in real time, and add effects and other voices. A video demonstrating the technologies is available on YouTube.
An article in the Wall Street Journal Digit Blog gives some background information about MuseAmi.
DARPA has selected a consortium composed of Yann LeCun, Rob Fergus (NYU/Courant/CBLL), Yoshua Bengio (U. of Montreal/LISA), Ronan Collobert (NEC Labs), and Urs Muller (Net-Scale Technologies) as one of two teams to participate in the Deep Learning Project. The project is scheduled to formally start at the end of March 2010.
Our LAGR robot and Yann LeCun are featured on the Discovery Channel series Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible, hosted by Michio Kaku. The program aired for the first time at the end of January in the US on the Science Channel.
Some pictures from the shoot, which took place in March 2009, are available here.
Final class projects for Yann's undergraduate course Introduction to Robotics were featured on a number of gadget and robot related blogs, particularly slashgear, and RoboCommunity. Both blogs mention the final class project, which consisted in getting Rovio robots to play soccer. The Rovios are controlled through Wifi by laptop computers programmed in Lush to run vision and control algorithms.
Sebastian Seung (MIT) will give the NYU Computer Science Colloquium: Tracing the brain's wires: image segmentation via machine learning, Friday, May 1, 2009 at 11:30AM, Warren Weaver Hall, Room 1302, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY, 10012-1110
Marc'Aurelio Ranzato: Unsupervised Learning of Feature Hierarchies. Thursday April 30, 2009 at 1:30 PM, VLG: Room 1221, 715/719 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.
Announcing the 2009 ICML Workshop on Learning Feature Hierarchies. This workshop will take place on June 18, 2009 in Montreal, Canada, in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2009). The organizers are: Kai Yu (NEC Labs-America), Ruslan Salakhutdinov (U. of Toronto), Yann LeCun (Courant Institute, NYU), Geoffrey Hinton (U. of Toronto) and Yoshua Bengio (U. of Montreal).