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Advanced Seminars

A series of advanced seminars runs in parallel with the academic programme, which are given by academics or professionals working in real-world applications. Plenty of time is given for students to discuss and interact with the speakers.

Speakers have included:

  • David Cooper, CIO British Gas
  • Mikhail Dashevsky, UBS Investment Bank
  • Stefan Franczuk, Cognizant
  • Lydia Harriss, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Hasan Al-Madfai, Associate Director, Pricing and Insight, BGL group
  • Michael Mainelli, Chairman and co-founder, Z/Yen Group Limited
  • Jane Naylor, Office for National Statistics
  • Vince Powell, Analytics & Data Management for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Christian Prokopp, Principal Consultant at Big Data Partnership
  • Daljit Rehal, Director of Strategic Systems at British Gas
  • Mark Sinka, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

We are particularly proud of having as regular speakers highly successful professionals who hold PhD or MSc degrees from Royal Holloway:

  • Michael Dashevsky, Quantitative Analyst, Foreign Exchange, Rates and Credit Electronic Trading desk at UBS investment bank
  • Narmada Guruswamy, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • David Lindsay, Chief Analytics Officer, GKFX - FOREX
  • Craig Saunders, Lab Manager, Services Innovation Lab at Xerox
  • Jason Weston, Facebook, New York
  • Fedor Zhdanov, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft

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