Graham Taylor is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph where he leads the Machine Learning Research Group. He is the academic director of NextAI, non-profit initiative to establish Canada as the AI hub for research, venture creation and technology commercialization and a member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He was recently selected by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) as one of two Azrieli Global Scholars appointed to the Learning in Machines and Brains Program: an international competition recognizing excellence in research and leadership. He is an internationally-recognized expert on Deep Learning, receiving research funding from industry and government, including Amazon, Google and Huawei and a highly competitive NSERC-French National Research Agency Strategic Partnerships Grant. He has presented his research at a variety of institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, University of California San Diego, the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Google, and Apple. Professor Taylor has trained more than 45 students and staff members since appointment and advised many organizations internationally.