Talk: Democratizing Time Series Forecasting for Any Industry
11 - 11:30am
In the talk, it is explained how good quality and efficient forecasting using SigOpt, and, in particular, the hyperparameter search and optimization capabilities within the solution. Special care is done explaining how the knowledge of the business allows a better design of the forecasting pipelines. Also, it is explained how specially designed machine learning architectures allow a better and more efficient hyperparameter search process. During this talk, Pablo will also discuss applications of time series forecasting to various industries, including forestry and retail.
Co-Founder & Vice President of Product, Anastasia AI
Pablo Zegers was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1968. He received his Bachelor in Industrial Engineering degree and his Professional Industrial Engineer certification from the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, in 1992, his Master of Science degree from The University of Arizona, USA, in 1998, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree, also from The University of Arizona, in 2002. He started to work as a professor at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, in 2002 and left the university as an Associate Professor in 2017. He was the Academic Director of that College from 2006 to 2010, and its Interim Dean for a brief period at the end of 2010. During his stay at the university he led, or was part of, the teams that designed the strategic plan of the college, created Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, renovated the academic curricula of all the departments of the college, hired tens of professors, and reorganized the administrative structure of the college. As a teacher, his main achievement was advising more than 90 engineering students through their final engineering thesis. He has many publications whose topics range from the use of the mathematical theory of information theory in artificial intelligence to the design of algorithms that found thousands of binary stars in the Magellanic Clouds that orbit our galaxy. His interests are information theory, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks. He is a co-founder of Anastasia, focused on developing artificial intelligence tools for commercial businesses, and Sortbox, dedicated to building machines based on artificial intelligence for the agrotech sector. He was recognized as the 2020 Outstanding Electrical Engineer by the Chilean electrical companies and the IEEE. He was a Member of the Board of the Chilean IEEE Section, and he is a Senior Member of the IEEE.