Alexander Backus

Lead Data Scientist @ BigData Republic

Alexander Backus is a lead data scientist and big data consultant at BigData Republic, with experience in various sectors, including energy, finance, airline and retail. After obtaining a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, he now provides machine learning and big data expertise to organizations such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

My Sessions

Forecasting passengers with machine learning at KLM


Nobody likes throwing good food away, while everybody likes to get a fresh meal on a long-distance flight. In to order take just the right amount of meals on board, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines successfully executed a project to improve their forecast of the number of passengers on-board every flight. In this talk, we walk […]