|Alma mater||Open University of Israel|
University of Toronto
(B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D.)
|Institutions||University of Toronto|
|Doctoral advisor||Geoffrey Hinton|
He has made several major contributions to the field of deep learning. He is the co-inventor, with Alex Krizhevsky and Geoffrey Hinton, of AlexNet, a convolutional neural network. Sutskever is also one of the many authors of the AlphaGo paper.
Sutskever attended the Open University of Israel between 2000 and 2002. Later, he obtained his B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science, where he was supervised by Geoffrey Hinton.
After graduation in 2012, Sutskever spent two months as a postdoc with Andrew Ng at Stanford University. He then returned to University of Toronto and joined Hinton's new research company DNNResearch, a spinoff of Hinton's research group. Four months later, in March 2013, Google acquired DNNResearch and hired Sutskever as a research scientist at Google Brain.
At Google Brain, Sutskever worked with Oriol Vinyals and Quoc Le to create the sequence-to-sequence learning algorithm.
Sutskever was the keynote speaker at NVIDIA NTECH 2018 and AI Frontiers Conference 2018.