ML@GT Spring Seminar: Featurespace feat. David Excell

The Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech presents a seminar titled by Featurespace Founder and CTO David Excell. The event will be held in the GTMI Auditorium from 12:15-1:15 p.m. and is open to the public.


Featurespace: Real-time fraud prevention at scale


Featurespace spun out of the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge and have commercialized a platform that applies adaptive Machine Learning algorithms to identify fraud in financial transactions at scale. Fraud attack vectors constantly change, as new methods of transferring money appear, fraudsters quickly identify their weaknesses and generate exploits. We’ve solved this problem by focusing on good behavior, learning the customer activity that we want to allow. This enables new fraud patterns and attacks to be quickly identified. However, deploying these techniques at scale within banking and payments organizations represents its own challenges beyond just algorithm development. In this talk, we’ll discuss the challenges we’ve had to overcome and ideas about how future research could help in the on-going fight against fraud. 


Dave is Featurespace's Founder and CTO. Dave is an experienced technology innovator with over 18 years dedicated to the study of engineering. He has received several accolades in his field, including the ITC Enterprise Award for Young Entrepreneur. Under his leadership, Featurespace has progressed from a concept to commercial success. Dave currently resides in the U.S. and is managing the Featurespace global expansion from Atlanta, Georgia.

Event Details


  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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