Nikolay Manchev is a Data Scientist in the EMEA CDS team at IBM and a research student at King’s College London. He specializes in Machine Learning and Data Science. He is a speaker, blogger, author of numerous articles, and member of advisory board of the Spark Technology Center. For the last four years Nikolay has been working exclusively in the big data space with focus on custom machine learning algorithms and large scale data processing. He has an M.Sc. in Software Technologies, M.Sc. in Data Science (City, University of London), and runs the London Machine Learning Study Group meetup.