Faculty Member

Pierre-Luc Bacon

I'm an assistant professor at University of Montreal's DIRO, a member of Mila and the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO) and I hold a Facebook CIFAR AI chair. I completed my PhD thesis under the supervision of Doina Precup and worked with Emma Brunskill for my postdoc. My research generally pertains to the challenge posed by the curse of horizon when learning and planning over long time spans. I'm interested to tackle this problem from a representation learning perspective grounded in optimization methods.