My name is Dr. Luis Moreira-Matias and I have a MsC in Software Engineering and a Phd in Machine Learning (ML) from U. Porto since 2009 and 2015, respectively. I possess a world-class academic track of 50+ publications on the best venues in the Data Mining and Machine Learning areas, awards and keynote invitations from Brisbane, Australia to Las Palmas, Spain.
From 2014-2018, Luis led AI-based research at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg, Germany, where he helped contribute to closing technical gaps in applying machine learning (ML) at scale to different business verticals such as transportation, retail and finance in the EMEA and APAC regions. From 2018-2022, Luis was Head of Data Science with Monedo (formally Kreditech, Hamburg, Germany) and later on with Finiata (Berlin, Germany) – where he was also part of ExCo. His departments were responsible for the end-to-end development ML-based engines (credit scoring, pricing and limits) for offer personalization in lending (both B2B and B2C). These engines were responsible for acquiring four million customers and lending US$700 million dollars across multiple countries without human involvement. Currently, he is Director of Data and Machine Learning Engineering at Sennder (Berlin, Germany) – Europe’s unicorn and a top digital freight-forwarder platform for Full Truck Loads. At Sennder, Luis’s department encloses several teams working on data engineering, business intelligence and reporting, advanced analytics and ML-based products.
My main interests are: Supervised Learning (Classification/Regression/Time Series Analysis), Adaptive Learning systems (to learn from non stationary distributions) and DataOps/MLOps. On the application side, I am interested on Transportation/Logistics (9 yrs. exp.), followed by Financial Services (6 yrs. exp.). On the product side, I am interested on internet marketplaces and E-commerce (e.g.: for logistics services). I am also a fan of cross-functional team work, Agile methodologies and OKRs.
Together with the amazing collaborators that I had the opportunity to work with in my professional career, I've developed both ML algorithm prototypes (i.e. blue sky research) and ML-based products using Python and R over AWS Cloud tech stack. Occasionally, I've also used C/C++.
Nowadays, I focus more on All-Data-Things Management and Data Executive/Strategist roles. Firstly, this implies to create, roll-out and oversee an organization-wide data strategy and a regulation-compliant roadmap for its monetization (e.g.: with proprietary ML technology). Secondly, I am focused on how to hire, groom and retain exceptional Data-* talent, as well as to manage them to deliver of data-driven services and products, ranging applications from Descriptive to Prescriptive Analytics. For additional information, please check my CV.
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Contacts: luis.moreira.matias[at]gmail.com .::. (+49) 152 52902933
01/01/2022 - I just got invited to be part of the Senior Program Committee (Area Chair) of ECML/PKDD'22!!!
01/11/2021 - Just completed the first post-COVID-19 team building event with the newly rebuilt Data dept. in Finiata!!!
21/10/2021 - I just gave a keynote on the opening of the 2nd Edition of the Master in Data Science and Engineering at University of Porto!!!
04/09/2021 - I just got nominated to be part of the ECML/PKDD Steering Committee as Industrial Liasion!!!
01/04/2021 - I just got invited to be part of the Program Committee of CIKM 2021!!!
14/12/2020 - My pioneer work on predicting mobility patterns for on-demand transportation networks as been rewarded with the George N. Saridis Best Transactions Paper Award (2016 vintage)!!!
06/12/2020 - I just got a new patent granted on Automated Scalable Co-Clustering! This system - with applications to Biology and Retail - is able to find clusters under certain contexts/subfeature spaces! Check it out here!!!
14/09/2020 - I just got invited to be part of the Program Committee of AAAI 2021!!!
06/09/2020 - The Part 1 of my first technology blog post Zero-Stack Data Scientist" is out!
12/08/2020 - I am #keynoteSpeaker of Bremen.AI's Data Lounge, next 26/08/2020, 18:00 CEST!
31/03/2020 - I just got invited to be part of the Program Committee of Demo Track of ECML/PKDD 2020!!!
21/02/2020 - I just got invited to be part of the Program Committee of CIKM 2020!!!
13/02/2020 - I am #keynoteSpeaker of Data Science UA Conference 2020! Stay tuned to know more!!
22/01/2020 - I just got invited to be Senior Program Committee member (Area Chair) of ECML/PKDD 2020!!!
30/10/2019 - I just got invited to be Sponsorship and Industrial Track Chair of ECML/PKDD 2020!!!
22/10/2019 - I just got invited to be part of the Program Committee of ISMIS 2020!!!