Speaker "Aamer Charania" Details Back



Convolutional Neural Networks – Unleashing the power of visual search


Computer Vision has always been one of the most intriguing area in AI space.  Lately, with the resurgence of neural networks, along with the ease in acquiring required computing resources and data, Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have taken the center stage.  In this talk, Aamer will present the basics of CNNs, their merits over regular neural nets and some compelling business use cases that benefit from CNNs.  The talk is geared towards both technical as well as business audience.


Aamer Charania is the Director of Data Science at Capital One.  His team delivers AI and Machine Learning solutions powering two of Capital One’s signature consumer products - Auto Navigator and Auto Refinance. He finds tremendous value in leveraging machine learning for complex challenges like computer vision, product recommendation, personalization, natural language processing, clickstream analytics, marketing response models, and fraud detection. Before joining Capital One, Aamer led the strategy and development of state of the art big data and analytics products at Humana and Verizon.  Prior to that, he was a research assistant at MIT developing airline revenue management applications. 


Aamer has been awarded 10 patents in analytics and big data space.  He enjoys volunteering at professional organizations and was the president of MIT Alumni Club of DFW.  Recently he launched Dallas AI, the fastest growing AI forum around Dallas, attracting 1500+ members in the first few months. 


Aamer holds Masters degree in Engineering from MIT, Masters in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and MBA from Southern Methodist University.  He is reachable at: