DEI/CISUC Seminars

Publication Date: 2018-10-30 15:24:22

October 31, Wednesday
13h (sharp),
Room A.5.4. DEI-FCTUC

Invited Speaker: Pedro Bizarro

Title: " Feedzai AutoML - automating the full data science pipeline"


Building a good machine learning model end-to-end requires creativity but it also includes several tedious, repetitive, time consuming, or error prune steps. Several flavors of AutoML -- frameworks to automate building machine learning models -- have been proposed but they mostly focus on feature generation only and frequently ignore meta-data knowledge and domain knowledge. In this talk we present an end-to-end data science pipeline automation that includes feature generation, feature selection, sample building, model creation, hyperband parameter tuning and even takes advantage of domain and meta-data knowledge. We evaluate several algorithmic choices and show order-of-magnitude benefits vs human generated models.


Pedro Bizarro is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Feedzai. Drawing on a history in academia and research, Pedro has turned his technical expertise into entrepreneurial success as he has helped to develop Feedzai’s industry-leading artificial intelligence platform to fight fraud.
Pedro has been an official member of the Forbes Technology Council, a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University, a Fulbright Fellow, and has worked with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Pedro holds a Computer Science PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.