About Mila 

Based in Montreal and founded in 1993 by Professor Yoshua Bengio of Université de Montréal, Mila is a research institute in artificial intelligence that rallies over 500 researchers specializing in the field of machine learning and is internationally recognized for its significant contributions in the areas of language modelling, machine translation, object recognition and generative models.

Mila’s mission, as a non-profit organization, is to be a global pole for scientific advances that inspire innovation and the development of AI for the benefit of all.

Since 2017, Mila is the result of a partnership between Université de Montréal and McGill University, closely linked with Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal. Today, Mila gathers in its offices a vibrant community of professors, students, industrial partners and startups working in AI, making the institute the world’s largest academic research center in machine learning.



Our Faculty Members

Mila is home to the largest concentration of university professors specializing in Machine Learning. With over 86 faculty members and counting, Mila’s research community is continually enriched by the depth of their expertise, covering a wide range of fields, including life sciences, astrophysics, AI ethics, natural language, and more. Visit the Mila Team Directory to learn more about Mila’s faculty members and discover those whose research interests fall in line with yours.

Meet our Professors

Our Programs

Mila is a unique research institute. We welcome interns (part-time or full-time), master’s students, doctoral students (including visitors) and postdocs from Université de Montréal, McGill University, École Polytechnique de Montréal and HEC Montréal. 

For more information about the programs at Mila, visit our website.

AI and Health

At Mila, a significant number of researchers have ongoing research projects tackling some of healthcare’s most pressing problems—developing AI and machine learning tools aimed at contributing to the fight against the current pandemic and other important areas of life sciences, such as oncology, drug discovery and neuroscience. As part of this work, Mila extends its expertise and AI leadership to large-scale interdisciplinary initiatives with the goal of bringing viable solutions to healthcare for the benefit of all.

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AI for Humanity

Socially responsible and beneficial development of artificial intelligence is a fundamental component of Mila’s mission. As a leader in the field, we wish to contribute to social dialogue and the development of applications that will benefit society.