Leonid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. He is also an NSERC Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Computer Vision and Machine Learning and a CIFAR Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chair at the Vector Institute for AI in Toronto. In addition, he serves as an Academic Advisor to Borealis AI. Previously, Leonid was a Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research Pittsburgh and an Adjunct Faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on problems of visual understanding and reasoning, which include multi-modal (language+vision) learning, image/video generation, object and action recognition, motion modelling, and computer graphics.
Leonid was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He completed his PhD and a master’s in Computer Science at Brown University. He also obtained master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Boston University.