Speaker "Aamer Charania" Details Back



Deep Learning for Technologists & Executives ….. How do I explain it to my Grandma?


“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough” - Albert Einstein

Have you heard about Deep Learning? Of course, if you are attending an AI conference, then you must have. But do you really get it? Would it help to have a quick intro on fundamentals or maybe, a refresher? In this session, Aamer will give a foundational intro to Deep Learning and share tips on how to best get up to speed on the most talked about area in AI 

The session is best suited for technologists, software engineers, product managers and business executives that do not necessarily have an extensive background in data science. No prior experience in AI or Machine Learning required.


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: