Campus Montréal, the alliance of Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and HEC, have obtained a $93.5M grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund to innovate in the field of machine learning (a branch of artificial intelligence) and operations research (the science of optimization). The Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO) will help apply artificial intelligence technology in areas such as healthcare. Potential health applications are centered around genomics, proteomics, imaging, and drug development.
Campus Montréal scientists are applying deep learning-based approaches to improve medical imaging in the detection, segmentation, classification and monitoring of liver cancer in collaboration with investigators from Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (An Tang, Gilles Soulez, Simon Turcotte), Polytechnique Montréal (Samuel Kadoury, Chris Pal), the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) (led by Yoshua Bengio), and startup companies Imagia (Alexandre le Bouthillier, Nicolas Chapados). These investigators are supported by a grant from MedTEQ, a consortium for industrial research and innovation in medical technology.