Data Mining graduate appointed as EasyJet’s Head of Data Science thanks to final project

A Westminster alumnus who graduated from the University with a Data Mining MSc degree (now Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc) has been appointed as easyJet’s first ever Head of Data Science after his final university project helped to generate millions of pounds. Alberto Rey-Villaverde, who graduated in 2011, has been appointed Head of Data Science to accelerate the airline’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) with the aim of improving efficiency, reducing cost and increasing revenue and customer satisfaction. Alberto’s dissertation project entitled ‘Artificial Pricing Manager: an expert system based on data mining tools within easyJet’s Revenue Management System’ helped easyJet make significant savings which triggered the airline’s interest in setting up the permanent Data Science Unit headed by Alberto. The novelty of Alberto’s university project resided on the use of…


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