Charles Onu

Founder & AI Research Lead

Montreal, Quebec City, Canada

Charles Onu is a PhD student and researcher at both Mila and the Reasoning and Learning Lab (RL Lab) at McGill University. He works with Professor Doina Precup, co-director of RL lab and director of the DeepMind lab in Montreal. Onu conducts his research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and medicine. His recent work has been in investigating effective machine learning algorithms for diagnosis and sequential decision-making in resource-constrained settings.

Onu is the founder of Ubenwa, a social venture aiming to save newborn lives through low-cost, cry-based diagnostic technology powered by AI. Ubenwa is funded by generous grants from Mila, Ministère de l’Économie, Science et Innovation (MESI) de Québec, and District 3. Onu is a Jeanne Sauvé Fellow and an associate fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

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