James Bergstra is co-founder and head of AI and research at Kindred. AI Research at Kindred is focused on developing new learning techniques for robots, and applying these techniques in Kindred’s current and future products. Before Kindred, he was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo and a Research Scholar at Harvard University. Many researchers have used the Theano and Hyperopt software packages that James developed as a graduate student and post-graduate researcher.
James was granted a Ph.D. in machine learning by the University of Montreal in 2011 for his work in bio-inspired non-linearities in deep networks, hyperparameter optimization, and the creation of the Theano deep learning library.