Combating Challenges in Machine Learning and AI

Jul 13, 2017 · London, United Kingdom

We are excited to announce the next SODA Social event at the Shoreditch Platform. On this occasion, our talks will be around combating challenges in Machine Learning and AI.  Our confirmed speakers are Kostas Manolarakis from Stratagem, Kostas Perifanos from Argos and Stefan Boronea from Proportunity. As always, entrance is free plus we will be providing refreshments and nibbles. RSVP to book your space.

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We look forward to seeing you there. 

Kostas Perifanos – Lead Machine Learning Engineer @ Argos


Kostas joined Argos in 2017 as a Lead Machine Learning engineer. Prior to Argos, he worked at Royal Mail, Mailonline, Pearson and in research; he was involved in a broad range of projects from European FP6 research programs to EdTech, Analytics, Search, Predictive Modelling using Machine Learning and AI. He is interested in Deep Learning, Distributed Computing, Optimisation, Search, Predictive Analytics and Natural Language Processing.


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Kostas Manolarakis - Lead Research and Development Engineer @ Stratagem Technologies 


Kostas is a Quantitative Research Analyst and has extensive experience in academic research. He holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics, an MSc in Pure Mathematics from Cambridge University and a PhD in Numerical Stochastic Analysis from Imperial College London.


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Stefan Boronea – CTO @ Proportunity


Stefan is the co-founder and CTO of Proportunity, a London startup using machine learning to understand and forecast real estate trends. Prior to starting Proportunity, he worked and IBM in both engineering and data science roles. He is fascinated by machine learning approaches to solving tangible problems, with a focus on predictive analytics, anomaly detection and emergent behaviour.

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