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

03
APR
2013

Machine Learning for Hackers – a review

This is an interesting book by Drew Conway. I’ts a pity that some of the code is outdated, namely the access methods to Twitter and Facebok graph by OAuth. It doesn’t cover either issues on Big Data. However it covers some key issues on modern machine learning and...
01
APR
2013

Algumas notas sobre o empreendedorismo nas empresas e nas universidades

Recentemente a Enternships, um portal de acesso a estágios de recém-licenciados no Reino Unido, anunciou uma parceria com a Wayra para oferecer 130 estágios pagos em várias startups espalhadas pelo mundo. Estas startups foram seleccionadas pela Wayra, um dos maiores aceleradores...
15
MAR
2013

Uma revolução chamada MOOC

A Internet tem vindo a revolucionar a forma de trabalhar e comunicar. Chegou a vez de revolucionar aquele que, paradoxalmente, é dos sectores que menos mudanças tem sofrido: o ensino. O cenário é conhecido desde há cerca de 100 anos:  uma sala, um quadro, um professor, alunos,...
07
FEB
2013

Café

-Aqui tem a sua bebida? A menina de corpo esguio afastou-se rodopiando roliça entre as mesas apinhadas de jovens imberbes e de rosto languido e mulheres inquietas de olhares incisivos. Um labirinto a qual parecia estar bem habituada. – Mas e … Teria de esperar. De uma forma...
27
JAN
2013

Dados e “big data”. Um revolução antecipada

A forma como a sua empresa olhar para a análise de dados será um dos maiores indicadores da saúde de seu negócio. Porquê? Porque a “data revolution” está aí para ficar. Alguns sectores de actividade têm uma relação natural com grandes bases de dados: Banca de...
23
JAN
2013

Essential marketing metrics

The internet has made marketing completely measurable. Yet most C level executives still struggle to find the right metrics. The best marketing metrics take a perspective of the cost, including program spend, salaries of the team, and overhead, and relate that cost to the results...
23
JAN
2013

Optimizing marketing advertising with AI

Creating and monitoring a competitive and cost-effective digital marketing and advertisement campaign through the web-search channel is a resource demanding task in terms of expertise and effort. Assisting or even automating the work of an advertising specialist has an unrivaled...
18
JAN
2013

Sobre a ciência no futebol

Porque não existe nada parecido com o trabalho feito por este senhor em termos de métricas para o futebol? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_James Todos teriam a ganhar com uma abordagem científica a este desporto. Recordando o meu artigo no blog de Carlos Fiolhais:...
13
JAN
2013

Clustering Stock Market Data

Using R to calculate correlations bewteen stocks over the last 4 years. This plot presents the two principal component obtained with PCA. The name are: Gold ( GLD ) US Dollar ( UUP ) S&P500 ( SPY ) Nasdaq100 ( QQQ ) Small Cap ( IWM ) Emerging Markets ( EEM ) International...