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AI, Pizza, and Beer


Join NEAI for presentations and conversations about topics in artificial intelligence followed by study groups and networking. Share your projects, ask for help, help each other, and collaborate/commiserate over pizza and beer.

This month's Presenter:

Dan Amelio Vazquez-Reina, Ph.D will be doing the talk, "Image segmentation in connectomics: Discovering the wiring of the brain."

Amelio Vázquez-Reina obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from Tufts University in 2012 where his advisor was Professor Eric Miller. Between 2008 and 2012, Amelio was a Research Fellow at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University working on connectomics with professors Hanspeter Pfister and Jeff Lichtman. He obtained his M.Sc. thesis in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alcala (Spain), where his thesis won the INFOGLOBAL award for the Best National M.Sc. thesis from The National Association of Electrical Engineers. He is currently a Scientist at BBN Technologies and his research interests are in computer vision, machine learning and optimization.


Every member is invited to organize notes on their own projects to share and seek collaborative advice.  This is a dynamic field, and learning from new people helps spread good ideas fast.  Sometimes a better idea can save a year in research.

This group grew out of the 2011 Stanford online AI and ML classes, and has grown to include professionals and academics.  Special thanks to our sponsors, particularly Google for hosting our space and Apt Capital for the food and drink.


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  • Amelio

    It was great meeting you all! Thank you again for inviting me to this meetup. People asked good questions and I greatly enjoyed the follow up conversations. I look forward to future events.

    January 9, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    Amelio gave a great talk!

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • Dan Von K.

    Another good meetup. Great speaker. Nice to catch up with so many of you.

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • Guanlan D.

    Nice to meet you guys!

    January 8, 2013

  • Clara

    Is there an agenda for this event?

    January 7, 2013

    • Daniel G.

      Introduction: 10 Minutes, Talk: 20 Minutes, Networking afterwards

      1 · January 8, 2013

    • Dan Von K.

      We have the room from 6pm to 7:30. There are places nearby for those who would like to continue their conversations, but we do lose the room at 7:30.

      January 8, 2013

  • Amir B


    I am an architecture student. I believe there is a lot of exciting work that can be done to enhance our spaces using AI and good design, and would love to talk about it. Also, I am currently developing a product in the home automation field (think I want to find people who have an interest in this line of work.

    See you tomorrow,


    1 · January 7, 2013

  • hakim

    Hello guys, I am a Boston University Economics student that recently became fascinated by data science. I am starting the ML class at Cal-tech live. I would love to be among experienced data scientists and ML practitioners if you dont mind having a newbie.

    2 · January 2, 2013

    • Scott F.

      Welcome Hakim! Glad to have you as part of the group! Newbies are always welcome and its is always great to mix what people do in the business world with the latest contributions from acedemia! I look forward to meeting you in person at the next meetup!

      1 · January 3, 2013

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