Dmitry Gorodnichy is a Senior Scientist with the Canada Border Services Agency, where he is working on the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for border control.

Prior to his employment with the agency, he worked for eight years with National Research Council of Canada, where he was involved in vision-based robotic arm tracking for the Canadarm and led the development of Video Recognition Systems. One of such systems, the Nouse™ (Nose as Mouse) intelligent vision interface, made headlines around the world , later licensed to Canadian long-care facilities and acquired for exhibition by the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology.

He has been Adjunct Professor at École de technologie supérieure d'Université du Québec (Laboratoire d’imagerie, de vision et d’intelligence artificielle), University of Ottawa (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Text Analysis and Machine Learning group and Video, Image, Vision Analysis Lab ), University of Dalhousie (Computer Science Department), supervisor for over 30 undergraduate and graduate students, author of four patents and over a hundred of scientific papers.

His contributions to science and technology include:

His work on "Desaturation of Fully Connected Neural Networks" received Best Presentation Award at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the National Research Council of Canada, the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society, the Cultural Diversity Leadership Award from University of Alberta, named the Leader of Tomorrow by the Canadian Royal Society Academy of Science's Partnership Group for Science and Engineering.