Dr. Usama Fayyad

Dr. Usama Fayyad

Dr. Usama Fayyad

CEO, Open Insights; Former Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays PLC; 1st Chief Data Officer Titled

Dr. Fayyad holds BSE’s in both electrical and computer engineering (1984); MSE in computer science and engineering (1986); and M.Sc. in mathematics (1989). He also earned his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991). Dr. Fayyad has published over 100 technical articles in the fields of data mining, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and databases. He holds over 30 patents and is a Fellow of both the AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery).

Dr. Fayyad is an active angel investor in the U.S. and in the Middle East. He is also part of the U.S. Dept of State Delegation on Entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Dr, Fayyad is an active speaker in both academic and business meetings, and regularly delivers keynotes on BigData, Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Monetization Strategies, and Early-Stage Investment and Acceleration strategies for technology startups.

In 2014 he became Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays PLC ; he is Executive Chairman of Oasis 500. He was the first person to ever hold the title Chief Data Officer when Yahoo! Inc acquired his company in June 2004. Prior to Barclays he served as chairman, co-founder and CTO of ChoozOn Corporation —a mobile and web search engine service under the brand Blue Kangaroo that helps consumers find relevant offers, discounts, and deals through personalization and intelligent matching.

Currently he is the Founder and CEO of Open Insights is a data strategy, business intelligence consultancy and services implementation company. Led by a seasoned team of experts in the areas of data strategy, data warehousing, data operations, business intelligence, market research and database marketing, we embark on a journey with our clients to achieve clear insights into their organization.

PATENTS

Keyword set and target audience profile generalisation technique (United States 7,822,745 – Issued October 26, 2010)

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Identifying and reporting on frequent sequences of events in usage data (United States 7,051,029 – Issued January 5, 2001)

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Visualising automatically generated segments (United States 6,871,196 – Issued December 29, 2000)

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Method of reducing dimensionality of a set of attributes used to characterise a sparse data set (United States 6,735,589 – Issued June 7, 2001)

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  • Usama Fayyad Usama Fayyad CEO Open Insights
  • Paul Bradley Paul Bradley Chief Data Scientist at ZirMed
  • No photo Demetrios Achlioptas
  • No photo Christos Faloustsos

Preference-based catalog browser that utilizes a belief network (United States 6,633,852 – Issued May 21, 1999)

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  • Usama Fayyad Usama Fayyad CEO Open Insights
  • No photo David E. Heckerman
  • No photo Christopher A. Meek

Retrofitting recommender system for achieving predetermined performance requirements (United States 6,643,645 – Issued February 8, 2000)

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Multi-dimensional database record compression utilizing optimized cluster models (United States 6,633,882 – Issued June 29, 2000)

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Scalable system for clustering of large databases having mixed data attributes (United States 6,581,058 – Issued March 29, 1999)

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Multi-dimensional database and data cube compression for aggregate query support on numeric dimensions (United States 6,549,907 – Issued April 22, 1999)

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Method and apparatus for visualizing and exploring large hierarchical structures (United States 6,496,208 – Issued April 28, 1999)

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Iterative validation and sampling-based clustering using error-tolerant frequent item sets (United States 6,490,582 – Issued February 8, 2000)

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Varying cluster number in a scalable clustering system for use with large databases (United States 6,449,612 – Issued June 30, 2000)

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Scalable system for clustering of large databases (United States 6,374,251 – Issued March 17, 1998)

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Scalable system for expectation maximization clustering of large databases (United States 6,263,337 – Issued May 22, 1998)

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Density-based indexing method for efficient execution of high dimensional nearest-neighbor queries on large databases (United States 6,263,334 – Issued November 11, 1998)

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  • Usama Fayyad Usama Fayyad CEO Open Insights
  • Kristin Bennett Kristin Bennett Associate Director Institute for Data Exploration and Application at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • No photo Dan Geiger

Method and system for visualization of clusters and classifications (United States 6,216,134 – Issued June 25, 1998)

Inventors, including
  • Usama Fayyad Usama Fayyad CEO Open Insights
  • No photo David E. Heckerman
  • No photo David Maxwell Chickering
  • No photo Christopher A. Meek

Method for apparatus for efficient mining of classification models from databases (United States 6,212,526 – Issued December 2, 1997)

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Method for refining the initial conditions for clustering with applications to small and large database clustering (United States 6,115,708 – Issued March 4, 1998)

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Use of the UNPIVOT relational operator in the efficient gathering of sufficient statistics for data mining (United States 6,044,366 – Issued March 16, 1998)

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Scalable system for K-means clustering of large databases (United States 6,012,058 – Issued March 17, 1998)

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Data clustering using error-tolerant frequent item sets (United States 6,567,936 – Issued February 8, 2000)

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