Hi, I’m Neal - I’m a Data Scientist, currently the Machine Learning Lead at Monzo in London, where I focus on building machine learning systems that optimise the app and help the company scale.
Before Skyscanner, I was a Senior Research Associate in the Computer Lab at the University of Cambridge, working on healthcare applications that use smartphone sensors. I spun out this research into a startup that was part of Accelerate Cambridge in the Judge Business School.
I did my MSci, PhD, and first postdoctoral research position in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, where I am still an Honorary Research Associate. My PhD focussed on methods for evaluating collaborative filtering algorithms over time. While at UCL, I also spent time as a visiting researcher at Telefonica Research, Barcelona and worked as a Data Science consultant.
My work has always focused on applications that use machine learning - this has taken me from recommender systems to urban computing and travel information systems, digital health monitoring, smartphone sensors, and banking.