Portrait of Samira Shabanian

Samira Shabanian

Deep Learning Researcher


My two major interests and passions are Computer Science and Mathematics, and I believe that there is a creative fusion between these two disciplines. Mathematics came to be my first chosen field quite naturally and I followed my passion until receiving a PhD in Mathematics. My research field tied with Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization and I did my research activities especially on the generalization of variational relations and fixed point theorems in geodesic and modular spaces.

As a part of my research interest, I then decided to take the Computer Science path and work on this interesting field. So, I studied Machine Learning at MILA laboratory under Yoshua Bengio’s supervision. My research interests include deep learning, learning from high-dimensional data, training deep generative models and language models. My research project currently concerns the study of deep generative models and especially showcasing the power of these models for different problems.