Google Research

Sagi Perel


I joined Google in 2015 to work on unsupervised anomaly detection; and currently work on Machine Learning, with a focus on black box optimization. My work includes a mixture of research and applied engineering. I completed my PhD in Neural Engineering (Machine Learning & Neuroscience) at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition in 2012; and my post-doctoral research at the Department of Bio-engineering, Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests span Machine Learning, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Neuroscience. I'm interested in how human brains learn and transfer knowledge across domains, and what governing principles be adapted to learning algorithms. My academic home page is at

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