Professor Yann LeCun (born 1960) is a computer scientist and "Director of AI Research at Facebook" with contributions in machine learning, computer vision, mobile robotics and computational neuroscience. He is well known for his work on optical character recognition and computer vision using convolutional neural networks (CNN), and is a founding father of convolutional nets.
He is also one of the main creators of the DjVu image compression technology (together with Léon Bottou and Patrick Haffner). He co-developed the Lush programming language with Léon Bottou.
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Interest in Yann LeCun Over Time
Interest in Professor LeCun is steadily growing, rightly so, and most notably the interest in China is very high.