Brendan Frey

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Brendan Frey, PhD, FRSC

Over the past 15 years, he has co-authored over 200 papers on machine learning and genome biology, including over a dozen that appeared in Nature, Science and Cell. His inventions include one of the first deep learning algorithms (1995), factor graphs (1997), a coding method that is used in most telecommunications devices (1999), affinity propagation (2007), and deep learning models of splicing (2015, 2018), protein-DNA/RNA interaction (2015) and polyadenylation (2017). Brendan holds numerous distinctions and is a Professor of Engineering and Medicine at the University of Toronto, a Co-Founder of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

In 2015, Brendan led the launch of Deep Genomics to address the need for a new data- and AI-driven approach to genetic medicine.

Current Members

Past Members

AlumniDegreeCurrent Appointment

Romina AbachiMScPhD student at University of Toronto

Kannan AchanPhDResearch Scientist at WalmartLabs

Ryan AdamsPostdocProfessor at Princeton University

Babak AlipanahiPostdocSr. Research Scientist at Google

Jimmy BaPhDAssistant Professor at University of Toronto

Yoseph BarashPostdocAssociate Professor at University of Pennsylvania

Hannes BretschneiderPhDPostdoc at University of Toronto

Vincent CheungPhDSoftware Engineer at Facebook

Jeroen ChuaMScSoftware Engineer at Google

Clement ChungPhDApplied Science Manager at Amazon Alexa

Andrew DelongPostdocAssistant Professor at Concordia University

Michael DimmickMScData Science Associate at HomeEquity Bank

Stark DraperPostdocAssociate Professor at University of Toronto

Delbert DueckPhDResearch Software Development Engineer at Microsoft

Shreshth GandhiMScResearch Scientist at Deep Genomics

Inmar GivoniPhDSenior Autonomy Engineering Manager at Uber

Jim HuangPhDPrincipal Scientist at Amazon

Nebojsa JojicPhDPrincipal Researcher at Microsoft

Vladimir JojicPhDComputing Manager, Data Science at Calico Life Sciences

Boyko KakaradovVisitorSenior Scientist at Deep Genomics

Anitha KannanPhDFounding Member at Curai

Amir Hosein KhasahmadiMScAI Research Scientist at Autodesk

Nathan KilloranPostdocHead of Software, Algorithms, and Quantum Machine Learning

Oren KrausPhDCo-founder at

Trausti KristjanssonPhDResearch Science Manager at Amazon Lab126

Nevena LazicPhDResearcher at DeepMind

Michael LeungPhDLead Software Engineer at 7D Surgical

Patrick LiMScPhD candidate at UC Berkeley

Cecilia LiuMScResearch Scientist at Meta

Peter LiuMScResearch Developer at Fair Isaac

Alireza MakhzaniPhDFaculty Member at Vector Institute and Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto

Ted MeedsPostdocResearcher at Microsoft Research

Quaid MorrisPostdocProfessor at University of Toronto

Hamed NajafabadiPostdocAssistant Professor at McGill University

Eddie NgPhDPortfolio Manager at Tower Research Capital

Chris PalPhDAssociate Professor at Polytechnique Montreal

Mark RobinsonStaffAssociate Professor at University of Zurich

Romer RosalesPostdocSr. Director of Artificial Intelligence at LinkedIn

Ofer ShaiPhDChief AI Officer at Deloitte Canada

Christopher SrinivasaPhDResearch Team Lead at Borealis AI (RBC Institute for Research)

Michael WainbergMScPhD candidate at Stanford University

Hui Yuan XiongPhDQuantitative Researcher at Renaissance Technologies