Deep Blue vs the Cyborg Grandmaster: Integrating Predictive Models and People To Control Abuse & Delivery at Scale

Thursday 8 June 2017
6.00pm - 8.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Map

BCS Members £6, Non-Members £18, Students £6.00 with Buffet including VAT@20%,
Without buffet - free to BCS Members and Students, £12 including VAT@20% for Non Members

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BCS Internet Specialist Group joint event with SendGrid

Victor Amin, Data Scientist at SendGrid, will be giving the talk titled:

"Deep Blue vs the Cyborg Grandmaster: Integrating Predictive Models and People To Control Abuse & Delivery at Scale".


SendGrid can deliver well over 10,000 emails in a second, which makes it a prime target for weaponization. How do we ensure that email delivery at scale doesn’t fall into the wrong hands? We are faced with constantly adapting intelligent adversaries, and we’re sending email faster than any human can hope to monitor it. The only lasting solution is to combine the best attributes of humans and machines in a system that plays to each of their strengths. In this talk, we’ll discuss the challenges and benefits of this approach.

About the speaker:

Victor is a Data Scientist at SendGrid, the world's first cloud based email platform. SendGrid delivers over a billion emails per day and generates petabytes of data each year. At SendGrid, Victor manages data science products that enhance email deliverability, stop spam, phish, and other abuse, and generally help important messages get to where they’re going. He’s currently thinking a lot about aha moments.

After graduating cum laude from Princeton University, Victor founded an Internet security company, and later went on to publish on statistical genetics as a bioinformatician at the University of Florida. Victor holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University, where he studied quantum confinement and applications of machine learning to small molecule discovery.

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