Our Key Takeaways from ICML 2017

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to attend ICML in Sydney, Australia and present our work. We thought it would be useful to discuss some of the highlights from this year’s conference; however, please note this is by no means a comprehensive summary of all we found interesting and worth discussing as that would…


Get To Know Our Team: Giuseppe Castiglione

Caesar ponders the world Giuseppe Castiglione, aka Caesar, is a research developer and also our in-house encyclopedia and tango instructor, which probably sounds like a strange combination but will all make perfect sense at the end of this interview. Besides distracting everyone with discourse-level explanations about literally everything that has ever come up in human-on-human…


Here’s What You Missed at RLDM

The 2017 Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM) conference, informally known as the Gathering of the Brains™, is a place where some of the world’s leading neuroscientists and psychologists join up with the machine learning community to advance what we know about the human brain’s connection to AI neural networks. This year, RBC Research Institute…


Get To Know Our Team: Amy Xiao

Amy Xiao receives her Developer 30 Under 30 Award in April. When Canadian Business magazine recognized Amy Xiao as one of Canada’s Developer 30 Under 30, we were elated but hardly surprised. It’s well known that Amy, a junior research developer at RBC Research Institute, is considered one of the fastest coders in the country….


Launch Party Gallery

We’re thrilled to share the images from the RBC Research Institute Launch Party, which took place at our Toronto office on June 21, 2017. Click on the image below to launch the full gallery.



RBC Research Prize 2017: Meet Our Winners

RBC and the University of Toronto recently partnered up to create the RBC Innovation Fellowship program, a joint venture designed to recognize exceptional faculty and graduate students and to provide them with additional resources to advance their research. The three prizes are awarded to those who exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the…


Protecting Networks with Neural Networks

While not as high-profile as some of its more recent brethren, the October 2015 attack on TalkTalk, a telecom company in the UK, still managed to send chills across the ether. Using a SQL injection, cyber-attackers infiltrated customer data with the ease of a casual pickpocket lifting wallets on a crowded subway, accessing close to…


Welcome to our website and to RBC Research!

Hi everyone, My name is Eirene Seiradaki, and I’m the Manager of Research Partnerships at RBC Research. We’ve just launched this new website this week, and, since this is our inaugural blog post, I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce who we are and what we do. RBC Research is the R&D arm of…