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Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer

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Bassam Aoun's Work Experience

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

Lead Data Scientist

University of Waterloo / Cisco Systems

Software Engineer Intern

Candidate Labs

Head of Data Science

Bassam Aoun's Education

French Baccalauréat

Baccalauréat Général Français, Série scientifique

University of Waterloo

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Mathematics

2006 to 2012

University of Waterloo

Master of Mathematics (MMath), Computer Science

2004 to 2006

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About Bassam Aoun's Current Company

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

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About Bassam Aoun

💼 Past Experience

Bassam Aoun is currently a Data Scientist at Candidate Labs in San Francisco Bay Area. Bassam Aoun has been working in the field of machine learning since he was in high school. He has worked on a range of classification and optimization problems to place digital ads in real-time across web, mobile, video and social channels. He has also implemented solutions using various Bayesian and sparse ML models, reinforcement learning, collaborative filtering, and multi-armed bandit optimization among others. Bassam Aoun also held responsibilities ranging from building the science behind the algorithms, to writing bug-free ML code, to deploying massive-scale distributed systems over Apache Spark.Since he was a data scientist at AIMCo in Edmonton,Canada, Bassam Aoun was responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of significant learning systems. His team included data scientists and machine learning engineers. Bassam Aoun also worked on a range of trading signals, critical to the management of more than $7 Billion. Additionally, he was responsible for the development of cores algorithms for the management of light-paths in optical networks.Bassam Aoun currently works at Demandbase in San Francisco, California. He is a Principal Data Scientist there and has implemented various machine learning models to serve ads online. He also built AI control systems for optimal pacing and bidding.


🎓 Education

Bassam Aoun has a Baccalauréat Général Français, Série scientifique at French Baccalauréat from 2006 to 2012. Bassam Aoun is a doctor of philosophy (PhD), Mathematics at University of Waterloo from 2006 to 2012. Bassam Aoun is a master of mathematics (MMath), Computer Science at University of Waterloo from 2004 to 2006. Bassam Aoun has a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Computer and Communications Engineering at American University of Beirut from 2000 to 2004.


💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Bassam AounFORE HE WAS A DATA SCIENTIST, MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEERERBassam Aoun is currently a Head of Data Science at Candidate Labs in San Francisco Bay Area. As a Machine Learning Engineer at Sizmek (formerly Rocket Fuel), Bassam Aoun worked on a range of classification and optimization problems to place digital ads in real-time across web, mobile, video and social channels. In addition to this, Bassam Aoun also implemented solutions using various Bayesian and sparse ML models, reinforcement learning, collaborative filtering, and multi-armed bandit optimization among others. As a Data Scientist at Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), Bassam Aoun worked on the development of significant learning systems, responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of significant trading signals. In related work, Bassam Aoun also worked on cleaning and normalizing data, applying advanced statistical techniques to clean and normalize data, developing advanced statistical models used for risk management and capital allocation across various funds, and constructING financial stress indicators using various dimension reduction techniques. As Principal Data Scientist at Demandbase from May 2019 to January 2020, Bassam Aoun implemented various machine learning models to serve ads online, building AI control systems for optimal pacing and bidding. In his career prior to becoming a data scientist, Bassam Aoun was a Software Engineer Intern at University of Waterloo / Cisco Systems from June 2003 to January 2004. Bassam Aoun worked on designing and developing the core algorithms for the management of light-paths in optical networks. Prior to this, Bassam Aoun was a dozen years ago an Engineer at Texas Instruments. Bassam Aoun's Other professional experience:- Principal Machine Learning Engineer at Sizmek (formerly Rocket Fuel) from June 2013 to April 2019 (5 years 11 months) in San Francisco, CA.- Worked on a range of classification and optimization problems to place digital ads in real-time across web, mobile, video and social channels.- Implemented solutions using various Bayesian and sparse ML models, reinforcement learning, collaborative filtering, and multi-armed bandit optimization among others.- Held responsibilities ranging from building the science behind the algorithms, to writing bug-free ML code, to deploying massive-scale distributed systems over Apache Spark.- Managed, mentored and hired an outstanding team of data scientists and machine learning engineers. Lead Data Scientist at Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) from June 2009 to June 2013 (4 years 1 month) in Edmonton, Canada. TRADING ALGORITHMSResponsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of significant learning systems. A variety of machine learning algorithms are used to generate actionable trading signals, critical to the management of more than $7 Billion.- Area of expertise: Trading Algorithms - Principal Data Scientist at Demandbase from May 2019 to January 2020 (9 months) in San Francisco, CA. Implemented various machine learning models to serve ads online. Built AI control


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