About the ATB AI Lab

AI for
the benefit
of all


ATB is driven by the mission to create positive change for Albertans. ATB AI values research excellence and the translation of AI-based innovations to applications in financial services and society at large. For the benefit of all.


With world leading researchers right here at home, we are seizing the opportunity to connect research breakthroughs with real-world applications. Our community of partners are ambitious problem solvers determined to elevate and grow ATB and Alberta’s research community into global leaders of AI and machine learning in the areas of reinforcement learning, deep neural networks, computer vision, and natural language processing.


ATB AI will leverage technology solutions to benefit Albertans, enable and inspire the next generation of AI game changers, and lead the conversation on building AI for good.

As AI and computer intelligence transform how we live, work, and play, we will be the creators of our own future, not simply consumers.

Relentlessly inventive, meet the team dedicated to elevating Alberta through ATB's AI Lab:


ATB Team

Sue McGill

SVP & Head of Innovation, ATB

Mervin Van Der Spuy

SVP & Head of Data, ATB

Jennifer Ishiguro

Managing Director of Customer Experience, ATB | AI, People & Society Co-Chair

Gunjan Kaur

ATB Data Scientist | Optimization, Machine Learning & Cloud Environment

Mark Sebestyen

ATB Data Scientist | Machine Learning & Reinforcement Learning


Dmitriy Volinskiy

ATB Director of Data Science | Solution Integration & System Architecture

Rhys Chouinard

ATB Data Scientist | Neural Networks Testing

Blessing Okeke

ATB Data Scientist | Computational & Applied Mathematics

Chase Hollman

ATB Data Scientist | High Performance Computing & Deep Learning


Tyler Dauphinee

ATB Data Scientist | Computer Vision & Deep Learning

Ian Hargraeaves

ATB Data Scientist | Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Nathan Bryans

ATB AI Developer | Neural Network Applications and Architecture

Dan Semmens

Managing Director of Transformation, ATB | AI, People & Society member

Cameron Bowman

Senior Counsel, ATB | AI, People & Society member

Sonu Jaswal

ATB Director, Reputation & Brand, Transformation

Chandra Rink

Community Advocate | AI & Machine Learning


ATB Partners

Dr. Randy Goebel

Head of Research & Affiliate Network | PhD. Professor of Computing Science, Associate VP (Research), Associate VP (Academic), University of Alberta | Founding Principle Investigator, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII)

Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing | Director, Kule Institute for Advanced Study | AI, People & Society Co-Chair

Salim Teja

President, Venture Services, MaRS Discovery District

Maya Medeiros

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Brent Barron

Director, Public Policy at CIFAR (the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)

Patrick Lor

Managing Director, Panache Ventures

Rebecca Finlay

Vice President, Engagement & Public Policy | CIFAR