Meet the Innovators Under 35

Ian Goodfellow, Google Brain

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Ian Goodfellow, Staff Research Scientist, Google Brain

Ian Goodfellow is a staff research scientist at Google Brain studying artificial intelligence. He is best known as the inventor of generative adversarial networks and as the lead author of the deep-learning textbook ( He is one of the leading researchers in the emerging field of AI security, studying adversarial examples and how to prevent them. He founded the Self-Organizing Conference on Machine Learning and co-created the CleverHans adversarial example library. He leads a research group within Google Brain studying adversarial techniques in AI.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.