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.
I possess 12+ XP yrs. on working on Data space to develop products and services for Descriptive, Diagnostic and Predictive/Prescritive Analytics. In the last 6 yrs., I had the opportunity to lead 30+ FTEs, hire 15 and factually groom 8 of them to achieve peer-recognized professional growth (through awards and/or promotions). Between 2014-2018, I've led AI research lines for Predictive Analytics at NEC, with real-world applications in Transport/Logistics, Retail/E-commerce and Finance. Between 2018-2020, I led ~15 braves on developing ML applications for Consumer Loan business (e.g.: credit scoring) as Head of Data Science at Kreditech. Currently, I am Head of Data Science at Finiata, leading all Data processes and teams on bringing ML-based products for B2B Lending to reality.
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
14/09/2020 - 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!!!
20/07/2019 - I am #keynoteSpeaker of It Arena 2019! Stay tuned to know more!!