Gianluca Campanella

Longshot Systems Ltd

Tuesday Talk abstract: From PhD to life: using science to get a job in data

Demand for quantitative research skills is at an all-time high, while at the same time academic careers are becoming less and less safe and attractive. If you are a PhD student or post-doc, should you be thinking about making the dreaded jump to industry? What are the opportunities and trade-offs? What kind of preparation do you need to transition? Can you ever go back to academia, or even maintain ‘dual citizenship’? And just what do data scientists do for companies?

 

Saturday Talk abstract: New uses for old tools: an introduction to mathematical programming

The concepts and methods of mathematical programming underlie many machine learning algorithms, and yet remain relatively unknown outside the operational research community. After a brief overview of optimisation theory, we will introduce the standard-form linear and quadratic programmes. We will then formulate the well-known linear regression problem (and the lesser-known robust regression problem) as mathematical programmess, and present algorithms to solve them. Whilst the techniques we will cover are completely general, we will conclude with some applications from financial planning and portfolio management. No previous knowledge of mathematical programming is required, but please note that this talk contains formulae (and Python code).

Bio: Gianluca is Senior Machine Learning Researcher at Longshot Systems, where he develops novel analytical methods for the sports betting industry. He was previously based at Imperial College London, where he currently holds an honorary Research Assistant position. Gianluca is also the founder and director of Estimand, through which he provides consulting and training services in Statistics, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

Tuesday April 25th , 2017
6:00 pm-
9:00 pm
Data Science Festival Trainline Event (Ballot ticket only) Please register for a ballot ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ballot-ticket-data-science-festival-day-2-the-elements-of-a-data-science-career-at-the-trainline-tickets-33283019407 Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering on Eventbrite enters you into the ticket ballot for the Data Science Festival Event…
Saturday April 29th , 2017
Auditorium
9:00 am-
6:00 pm
Data Science Festival Mainstage (Ballot ticket only) Please register for a ballot ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ballot-ticket-data-science-festival-mainstage-day-tickets-32356469070 Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering here enters you into the ticket ballot for the Data Science Festival Mainstage day on…