Dr. Luis Torgo



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Email: ltorgo@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2845
Mailing Address: 

Location: Room 435

Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University
6050 University Avenue
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Data Science
  • Utility-based Predictive Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Spatial & Spatiotemporal Analytics
  • PhD – University of Porto, Portugal (2000)
  • Systems & Informatics Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal (1989)

Luís Torgo is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) on Spatiotemporal Ocean Data Analytics and a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Dalhousie University. He also holds appointments as an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal and as an invited professor of the Stern Business School of the New York University, USA. At Dalhousie he is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Big Data Analytics and the current Head of the Research Cluster on Big Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning. He is the leader of the Ocean Data Analytics lab, a senior researcher of LIAAD / INESC Tec (Porto, Portugal), and an associate member of the Artificial Intelligence Institute of the University of Waikato (New Zealand). 

Luis' research revolves around the general area of Data Science, with a strong focus on Predictive Analytics. "Recently, I’ve been focusing my work on modelling rare events, with applications to fraud detection, prediction of extreme values and monitoring activities for anticipating anomalous behavior. I love to see my research being applied and thus I try to maintain a network of collaborations with researchers from other areas."