Jason Weston is a research scientist at Facebook, NY and a Visiting Research Professor at NYU. He
earned his PhD in machine learning at Royal Holloway, University of London
and at AT&T Research in Red Bank, NJ (advisors: Alex Gammerman, Volodya
Vovk and Vladimir Vapnik) in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, he was a researcher
at Biowulf technologies. From 2002 to 2003 he was a research
scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics,
Tuebingen, Germany. From 2003 to 2009 he was a research staff member at
NEC Labs America, Princeton. From 2009 to 2014 he was a research scientist
at Google, NY. His interests lie in statistical machine learning, with a focus on reasoning, memory, perception, interaction and communication. Jason has published over 100
papers, including best paper awards at ICML and ECML, and a Test of Time Award for his work "A Unified Architecture for Natural Language Processing: Deep Neural Networks with Multitask Learning", ICML 2008 (with Ronan Collobert).
He was part of the YouTube team that won a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering for Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery. He was listed as the 16th most influential machine learning scholar at AMiner
and one of the top 50 authors
in Computer Science in Science.