Executive Manager, AI Labs - Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Data Science Executive - Problem Solver
Expert in Natural Language Processing, People Recommender Systems, Data Mining, and Information Retrieval.
Contact me at: luiz (@) pizzato.cc
Luiz is a Data Scientist and Entrepreneur. He has more than 20 years experience working in the area of Artificial Intelligence. He has a PhD and a MSc in Computer Science both with focus on Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. Luiz’s expertise also comprises the areas of Recommender System, Machine Learning and Data Mining.
Luiz is an academic at heart with a strong commercially-focused mind. His postdoctoral research work at the University of Sydney was directly applied at one of the largest online dating platforms in Australia. The principles were also responsible for the creation of Octosocial Labs which focused on friendship recommendations. Luiz was also the first member of the data science team at 1-Page Ltd (a San Francisco HR tech company) where he worked on employee recommendation and on a range of NLP problems helping some of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Luiz has consulted for a large number of clients in a wide range of industries both within his own consultancy practice and during his employment at Accenture. At Accenture Liquid Studio, Luiz has led an expert team of data scientists and full stack engineers in solving very hard problems. One example of such problems were developing machine learning systems and libraries to work with homomorphically encrypted data. This work led to the development of PyHEAL and HEML (Homomorphic Encryption Machine Learning - Library not yet Open Sourced).
He is now the executive manager at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia leading the AI Labs. A team that focuses on improving the financial wellbeing of our clients and society while bringing innovations in AI/ML. Some of the work led by his team involved the award winning detection of abuse using AI and the weather data model.