Luís Moreira-Matias

Country: Germany

Position: Head of Data Science

Organization: Kreditech

Data Science NOW! (and other not so deep thoughts about AI)

Luis Moreira-Matias received his Ms.c. degree in Informatics Engineering and Ph.d. degree in Computer Science (major in Machine Learning) from the University of Porto, in 2009 and 2015, respectively. During his studies, he was fortunate to win an International Data Mining competition held during a Research Summer School at TU Dortmund (2012).

Luis served in the Program Committee and/or as invited reviewer of multiple high-impact research venues such as ECML/PKDD (4 yrs.), AAAI (2 yrs.) KDD, IEEE TKDE, ESWA, and KAIS, among others. In 2015, he chaired the ECML 2015 Discovery Challenge – the largest mobility data-based Data Mining Kaggle competition at the date, which counted with 700 contestants.

From 2014-2018, Luis led AI-based research lines at NEC Laboratories Europe (Heidelberg, Germany), contributing to shrink the technical gaps of applying Machine Learning at scale to different business verticals such as transportation, retail, and finance in EMEA and APAC. In 2018, Luis joined Kreditech Holding SSL (Hamburg, Germany) as Head of Data Science. His team focuses on solving problems around consumer credit scoring, pricing, affordability, and fraud by overcoming boundaries on challenging hot topics in this area such as AutoML, Reject Inference and Concept Drift, among others.

Academically, Luis authored 40+ high-impact peer-reviewed publications on topics related to Artificial Intelligence. His interests include (Automated) Machine Learning, Data Mining and Predictive Analytics in general. During his career, he was fortunate to be invited to share his career experience throughout 10+ different keynotes around the globe, ranging locations from Brisbane (Australia) to Las Palmas (Spain).

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