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Alberto Cavallo (MIT)
“The Billion Prices Project: Using Online Data for Inflation Measurement and Research”

Costantinos Daskalakis (MIT)
“Testing and Learning Distributions in Sublinear Time”

Andrew Gelman (Columbia University)
“Little Data: How Traditional Statistical Ideas Remain Relevant in a Big-Data World”

Alexandros Karatzoglou (Telefonica)
“Deep Learning” 

Modesto Orozco (IRB)
“Flops and Bytes in Biology”



Panel on Real Economy

Jose Valiño Blanco (Abanca)
“Financial Analytics experiences on Big Data platforms”

José Borja Tamé (AEAT)
“Data Science in the Spanish Tax Agency”

Moderator: José García-Montalvo (UPF and Barcelona GSE)


Panel on Entertainment/Gaming

Keynote Speaker: Pedro Cosa Fernandez (Channel 4)
“Channel 4 and how Big Data is changing the broadcasting and media ecosystem”

Matthew Eric Basset (Gower Street Analytics, London)
“Talents, release and data-driven decisions”

Sharon Biggar (Social Point) “Changing the game - The challenges of increasing revenue when your product is free”

Moderator: Omiros Papaspiliopoulos (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE)


Panel on Service Sector/Marketing

Keynote Speaker: Nicolas Le Roux (CRITEO)
“Challenges for display advertising”

Lara Khanafer (Dataiku)
“Modern Data Science: Monogamy or Ménage à trois”

Pau Agulló (Kernel Analytics)
“Applying advanced analytics to every-day decision-making. Building smarter companies”

Moderator: Teresa Garcia-Milà (UPF and Director of the Barcelona GSE)

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About Data Science at the Barcelona GSE

logoThe Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is an internationally leading institution for scientific cooperation for research and graduate education in Economics and the Social Sciences. The School offers a wide range of professionally- and academically- orientated graduate degrees in Economics and Data Science; the third edition of the Barcelona GSE Master’s in Data Science will begin in September 2016.

As part of the broader research and training agenda on Data Science, Barcelona GSE has developed consistent links with the business sector in Barcelona and has agreed collaborations with companies such as Accenture, Telefonica, Indra Business, King, Banc Sabadell, Bluecap, La Caixa, Kernel Analytics, FNA, Synergic Partners, TSS and Ulabox, as well as non-profit organizations and institutions.

About the Ramón Areces Foundation 

logoThe Ramón Areces Foundation is a privately-funded non-profit institution focusing since its creation on the patronage of science through the fostering of research, contributing to the generation of human capital and the dissemination of knowledge in three specific areas: life sciences, social sciences and humanities. In the sphere of Social Sciences, the Foundation backs projects which seek solutions to the main challenges that will be faced by modern society in the future: economic, educational, institutional, together with those related to development.

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