Álvaro Barbero Jiménez
Chief Data Scientist at IIC
Álvaro Barbero is Chief Data Scientist at the Knowledge Engineering Institute (Instituto de Ingeniería del Conocimiento, IIC), as well as researcher in the Machine Learning group at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM). He holds a BSc (2006), MSc (2008) and PhD (2011) degrees in Computer Science with a focus on Machine Learning. He has been two times finalist in the Texata Big Data Analytics World Championships, and also finalist in the Spain AI 2020 NLP Hackathon.
As a Data Scientist at IIC, he has taken part in a large number of data science projects, involving various fields of application such as fraud detection, sentiment analysis on social networks, demand forecasting, stock management optimization or automated document classification.
As part of his research and academic activities, he has authored 30 international research papers and is an active lecturer in several MsC-level courses on Data Science and Machine Learning.