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February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Data Science Sydney presents our February 2020 event:

AMIR SALEHIPOUR: “Optimisation and decision making in practice”

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Registration opens at 5:30pm and close at 6:15pm, sharp. Food and beverages between 6pm and 6:15pm. Late comers cannot be admitted.

AMIR SALEHIPOUR: “Optimisation and decision making in practice”

The talk: In the first part of my talk I present a quick review on various optimisation and decision making problems in business that I have been involved in the past 10 years. In the second part of the talk, I present our solution technology: a general framework that can be applied to many decision making problems.

The author: Dr Amir Salehipour is a Senior Lecturer at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a fellow of the Australian Research Council. Amir has more than 10 years of experience in the area of optimisation and decision making. Amir has developed and implemented various optimisation models in order to deliver practical solutions for challenging real-world problems, in the domains of data analytics, scheduling, transportation and supply chain, healthcare and finance, among others. To date, Amir has published more than 20 papers in top international journals and won three national and international awards.



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The author: Sachin is a senior Machine Learning Engineer at Remi. He’s worked on varying data problems from security, image classification, to currently supply chain optimisation. He was the author of Sachin did his PhD in Bayesian Machine Learning and has since been working heavily in Deep Learning.


February 25
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Commonwealth Bank of Australia
South Building 1 Harbour Street
Sydney, au
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