I am a fourth-year PhD student at McGill University and Mila under the co-supervision of Derek Nowrouzezahrai and Christopher Pal. I am interested in taking nature-inspired approaches to solving vision and graphics problems, via artificial intelligence. As such, my research interests covers various topics underlying complex systems and artificial intelligence, such as differentiable self-organization, generative modeling with/of complex systems, collective intelligence, emergent phenomena, and neural dynamical systems to name a few.
I am a practicing artist and DJ based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, having formerly hosted a radio show at n10.as called Focal Point, and have published artworks at venues such as the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris and ELEKTRA in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.
Adjacent to my research interests lies my community goal of democratizing knowledge surrounding AI-based concepts, vocabulary, and algorithms to artists and underprivileged groups for the purposes of self-empowerment and awareness of the capabilities of AI models, harmful or otherwise. To that end, I'm heavily invested in community-building activities catered to the broader arts community as well as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ groups.
My current affiliations include the McGill Graphics Lab, Mila, Queer in AI, and Black in AI.
My past affiliations include Meta AI, the Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, Element AI, the Computational Vision and Imaging Lab at York University (CVIL@York), the Ryerson Vision Lab (RVL), and Vector Institute.
[Last modified at: Dec 8, 2023]
- November 25, 2022
- September 26, 2022
Paper accepted at NeurIPS 2022: “Attention-based Neural Cellular Automata.” It’s been a while since my last publish! The camera-ready paper will be posted on arXiv soon, code will be shared on Github shortly afterward.
- June 02, 2022
Awarded the FRQNT Doctoral (B2X) Research Scholarship.
- September 20, 2021
After 3 years of not touching this site, I’ve decided to update it. A lot of the missed “news” should be caught up through my CV. In the meantime, submit to the Machine Learning for Creativity and Design workshop I’m co-organizing for NeurIPS 2021. Due date is this Friday.
- August 03, 2018
Paper (“Convolutional Photomosaic Generation via Multi-Scale Perceptual Losses”) accepted to the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2018 First Workshop on Computer Vision for Fashion, Art, and Design.
- May 10, 2018
Awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Declined in favour of NSERC CGS-D.
- May 08, 2018
Awarded the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (CGS-D).
- March 18, 2018
Revamped my website!
- February 28, 2018
Awarded the VISTA doctoral scholarship at York University.
- February 18, 2018
My paper, “Two-Stream Convolutional Networks for Dynamic Texture Synthesis”, has been accepted to the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018.
- February 01, 2018
Accepted as a Postgraduate Affiliate of the Vector Institute.
- July 14, 2017
Awarded the Best Presentation Award at ICVSS 2017.
- April 18, 2017
Awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Declined in favour of NSERC CGS-M.
- April 18, 2017
Awarded the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS-M).
Attention-based Neural Cellular AutomataNeurIPS 2022
Fourier-CPPNs for Image SynthesisICCV Workshops 2019
Interactive CPPNs in GLSLNeurIPS Workshops 2018
Convolutional Photomosaic Generation via Multi-Scale Perceptual LossesECCV Workshops 2018
Two-Stream Convolutional Networks for Dynamic Texture SynthesisCVPR 2018