New millionaires among us

Congratulations to our collegues Étienne Laliberté and Anne Bruneau who were just granted an important amount (1.2M$ for 2 years) by the IVADO consortium in artificial intelligence, in the category Biodiversity and climate change. Besides Étienne and Anne, the team includes Christopher Pal (Polytechnique Montréal), David Rolnick (McGill University) and Oliver Sonnentag (Université de Montréal). The team will be developing various remote sensing technologies such as phenocams and drones to study the phenology and biodiversity of plants at various spatial scales. They will conceive new algorithms based on recent developments in the fields of computer vision and meta-learning to map out plant species and their phenologic signatures. Congratulations to the whole team!