Headshot of Yann LeCun
Headshot of Yann LeCun


Yann LeCun

Chief AI Scientist

I am Chief AI Scientist for Meta AI Research (FAIR), joining Meta in December 2013. I am also a Silver Professor at New York University on a part time basis, mainly affiliated with the NYU Center for Data Science, and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science.

I received the EE Diploma from Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE Paris), and a PhD in CS from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). After a postdoc at the University of Toronto, I joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ. I became head of the Image Processing Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research in 1996, and joined NYU as a professor in 2003, after a brief period as a Fellow of the NEC Research Institute in Princeton. From 2012 to 2014 I was the founding director of the NYU Center for Data Science.

I am the co-director of the Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception Program of CIFAR, and co-lead of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments for NYU. I received the 2014 IEEE Neural Network Pioneer Award.


AI, machine learning, audio, video, image, and text understanding, optimization, computer architecture and software for AI