I am a self-confessed Data Geek. I have been involved in the field of data mining since the early 1990s and have derived immense pleasure in developing algorithms, applying them to real-world problems and training a host of data analysts in the capacity of being an academic and data analytics consultant.
I have published over 90 academic papers on data mining while an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and previous academic posts in the United Kingdom. I have used these algorithms to develop solutions in areas as diverse as pay-per-click optimization, recommender systems, prognostic models for chronic illnesses, diver monitoring using CAN bus data, cross-selling and up-selling products in financial retail, churn prediction, house price prediction for the Telecoms, Financial, Retail, Automotive, Manufacturing and Public Sector.
In 1999 I co-founded MINEit Software (later known as Lumio) along with some of my colleagues at the University of Ulster. The company won numerous technology awards including the European IST Grand Prize for Innovation. The company’s sequence pattern discovery algorithm was OEMed by SPSS (now IBM) into their Clementine data mining tool and sold worldwide. In 2004, I co-founded CorporateIntellect, focused on delivery of corporate training in data mining.