Bassam Aoun has more than 12 years of experience solving machine learning problems across various industries. At Candidate Labs, his algorithms power job matching, creation of knowledge graphs, and process automation.
His strong background in mathematics makes his expertise domain-agnostic. At AIMCO, his statistical models ran the risk management of $20 billion in assets while his trading strategies had $7 billion in assets under management. At Sizmek, the world's largest independent ad serving company at the time, his AI algorithms powered real-time ad targeting across web, mobile, video and social channels.
Bassam got his PhD in Mathematics and a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is the recipient of various academic awards, and his publications have more than 500 references, ranging from graph algorithms to hedge fund arbitrage strategies to quantum mechanics.
Outside of work Bassam likes to travel across Asia and run renovation projects.