About the Lecturer Umberto Michelucci
Umberto Michelucci is currently working in Innovation and Artificial Intelligence in the leading health insurance company in Switzerland, Helsana Versicherung AG, where he leads several strategic initiatives that deal with AI, new technologies, machine learning and research collaborations with universities, including ZHAW, University of St. Gallen, etc. He worked as data scientist and lead modeller in several big projects in healthcare and has extensive hands-on experience in programming and designing algorithms. Before that he managed projects in BI and DWH enabling data driven solutions to be implemented in complicated productive environments. He worked extensively with neural networks the last years and applied deep learning to several problems linked to insurance, client behavior (like customer churning) and sensor science. He studied Theoretical Physics in Italy, United States and Germany, where he also worked as researcher. He also studied higher education in the UK. He presents regularly scientific results at conferences and publishes research papers in peer reviewed journals.
Contact: Umberto Michelucci, firstname.lastname@example.org
About 4quant (Kevin Mäder)
Dr. Kevin Mader, Co-Founder and CTO, 4Quant. During his postdoc and as winner of the ETH Pioneer Fellowship prize he built up his solid experience in image analysis, big data, and machine learning. His background is in Electrical Engineering with a master’s degree in Photonics at Boston University.
About Thomas Ott (ZHAW)
Thomas Ott studied physics at ETH and holds a PhD in neuroinformatics. He is now a professor at ZHAW and heads the research group “Bio-inspired Modeling and Learning Systems” at the Institute of Applied Simulation. Furthermore, he is a co-director of the Master’s specialisation in Applied Computational Life Sciences. Thomas Ott’s activities crystalize at the edge of basic research and technology transfer in collaboration with partners from academia and industry.