I am a student who wishes to research neural networks (ANN, CNN, RNN) and deep learning, write papers on those topics, and actively participate in forums like CVPR.
My question is:
Which professions are dedicated to researching the theories behind, and developing models of, deep learning and neural networks?
Taking the example of Geoffrey Hinton, do those researchers work primarily in the academia as professors?
I know that at some tech companies, there are teams that specifically focus on researching those fields, but are the people on those teams called "deep learning researchers/engineers" in general? Or are there any other titles aside from those?
Also, from what I know, this is probably not the case, but do data scientists also research deep learning models?