Homepage of Armando Vieira

Data Scientist, Entrepreneur and Speaker

I’m a PhD Physicist turned into a Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence consultant with an entrepreneurial mindset. Passionate about how to make Machine Learning projects work for organizations and how to build great AI based products.

As algorithms are becoming a commodity, the challenge is not building them but using them to solve real problems.

Pioneer in Deep Neural Networks with this publication in 2003 (cited in the recent review on Deep Learning by Jurgen Schmidhuber) and a more recent one on Knowledge Representation on Graphs with Convolutional Neural Networks and Prediction of online user behaviour on an ecommerce site.

Presently finishing a book “Deep Neural Networks: Overview and Business Applications“. A summary in a format of book chapter is available here.

My TEDx talk 13 March (minute 11):

My new book chapter “Digital Markets Unleashed“, By Springer, August 2017 – on applications of Deep Learning and AI in Banks.

More on my Linkedin profile.

Armando Vieira

Check my latest work based on conditional Generative Adversarial Neural networks (cGAN) applied to facade generation.

My video presentation on “AI, from a long Winter to a blossoming Spring“.

My presentation at EARL conference, London 2015:

Portfolio of Customers

16
AUG
2014

Deep Learning: a revolution on the making

Deep Learning is here to stay. This is not another clever way to train machines in big data, it’s a revolution. Recent advances in deep learning methods have led to a widespread enthusiasm among pattern recognition and machine learning communities. Inspired by the depth...
19
JAN
2014

Sensitivity analysis for Ad exchange

I’ve created a sensitivity analysis function using Sovan Lek  who developed the approach in the mid-1990s. The ‘Lek-profile method’ is described briefly in Lek et al. 19962 and in more detail in Gevrey M, Dimopoulos I, Lek S. 2003. Review and comparison of methods to study the...
25
DEC
2013

Big data culture: It’s Not Just About Numbers

Today’s conversational buzz around big data analytics tends to hover around three general themes: technology, techniques, and the imagined future of a society in which big data plays a significant role in everyday life. Typically missing from the buzz are in-depth discussions...
24
DEC
2013

Machine learning for SEO

Machine learning is going to be playing a bigger  role in SEO, and so I think it is important that we have a basic understanding of how it works.   Intro Machine learning is appropriate to use when there is a problem that does not have an exact answer (i.e. there isn’t...
20
DEC
2013

Machine Learning for high dimensional data: new developments and applications.

8 Jan 2013 I’ll present a seminar at Centro de Física Teórica e Computacional da Universidade de Lisboa. Here is the abstract: “In the last 10 years there have been tremendous advances in Machine Learning models and applications. In this talk I will discuss some of...
15
NOV
2013

Knowledge overload

“It’s not information overload we are facing. It’s filter failure.” If we feel that we’re overwhelmed with information, that means our filters aren’t working. The solution is to fix our filters, especially social filters that rely upon the aggregated judgments of those in our...
06
NOV
2013

Uma nova geração de máquinas inteligentes

As redes neuronais artificiais já existem há quase 30 anos. Os feitos já alcançados são notáveis: desde reconhecimento de caracteres, classificação de imagens, filtros de spam, previsão de estrutura de proteínas, avaliação de risco de empresas, previsões de valorização de acções...
19
SEP
2013

Ciência em Portugal numa encruzilhada: financiamento e impacto.

Na última década Portugal teve um incremento extraordinário em I&D: triplicamos o investimento, quadruplicamos os recursos humanos, quase que multiplicamos por 10 o número de doutoramentos anuais, foram reforçadas e criadas imensas infra-estruturas dedicadas ou de apoio à...
24
AUG
2013

Adwords Optimization

 Boxplot of CTR (red), conversions (blue) and CR (green) for several Adword groups on a project I’m working. So, so, cool