Welcome to LBAG, a popular community data and analytics interest group. We started in July 2014 and have had so far over 50 talks and events. We aim to be a gentle introductions to accessible to everybody - we mostly avoid deep dives into an technical topic.
Reka & Aleks will describe their empirical research with data on civil court judgments on debt obligations by companies, insolvency distribution and other datasets on company problems (e.g. environmental noncompliance fines). Using Bayesian Surprise Maps, their project aims to establish the spatial (geographical) patterns of indicators of business failures, and economic strain on companies.
Our speakers are Dr Reka Solymosi from the School of Law, University of Manchester and Dr Aleksandra Jordanoska from the School of Law, King's College London. Reka is a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Aleks is a Lecturer in Corporate Law and Financial Regulation.
Despite the enormous benefits it brings, some organisations and investors still remain sceptical about AI. How can an organisation get started with AI and where should they invest? This presentation is suitable for a wide audience and there will be an educational part explaining the meaning and relationship between buzzwords such as AI, Big Data and IoT. There will also be a consultation part elaborating on how organisations can get started with AI projects and where they should invest. Throughout the presentation, examples and successful use-cases will be illustrated. Bio Dr Kyriakos Christodoulides is a data-scientist with a background in physics and mathematics and has extensive experience in algorithm development and in supporting technical project communications. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Liverpool, and has held various industrial and academic posts related to data science, applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Among other technical consulting activities, Kyriakos has prototyped novel asset-condition-monitoring algorithms for the Austrian sensor technology company Frauscher. He also developed novel nuclear imaging algorithms for products that are deployed in Fukushima and Sellafield. Kyriakos is the founder and organiser of The London Business Book Club: https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Business-Book-Club/