Category Archives: Blog

OR62 -The quest for greater forecasting accuracy: Perspectives from Statistics & Machine Learning

Together with Devon Barrow and Sven Crone, we gave a talk at the recent OR 62 conference, moderated by Christina Phillips. The topic was: “The quest for greater forecasting accuracy: Perspectives from Statistics & Machine Learning”. I have worked with both Devon and Sven in the past years and the three of us share quite… Read More »

Forecasting Forum Scandinavia – first workshop!

Last week we run the first workshop of the Forecasting Forum Scandinavia, hoping to start an ongoing discussion between academia and practice around forecasting and predictive analytics. The vision is for this to be the catalyst in: providing innovative solutions to real business problems, at a rigorous scientific standard; shorten the path to implementing innovative… Read More »

Invited talk at Amazon Web Services

I was recently invited to give a talk at AWS in Berlin. I presented the current work on temporal and cross-temporal hierarchical forecasting. My view is that there is a lot of potential for these approaches to augment existing forecasting processes with relative ease. Considering the wider forecasting problem, we do not forecast for the… Read More »

Visit at Universitat Politècnica de València

I was recently invited to a workshop focused on forecasting and supply chain management at Valencia Polytechnic University. Many thanks to Ester Guijarro for organising the workshop and helping to bring together forecasters and supply chain experts! I presented on optimising forecasting model parameters for inventory management. You can find the presentation here, and a… Read More »

ISF2019 talk: Cross-temporal coherent forecasts for tourism forecasting

This year’s International Symposium on Forecasting has been a great success. Very exciting talks and large attendance from both academics and practitioners. I really enjoy conferences that the two groups interact organically: only this way research is both relevant and adopted fast, so that it makes a difference! This year I was invited by Haiyan… Read More »

Towards the “one-number forecast”

1. Introductory remarks One of the recurrent topics in online discussions on sales forecasting and demand planning is the idea of the “one-number forecast”, that is a common view of the future on which multiple plans and decisions can be made, from different functions of an organisation. In principle, this is yet another idea around… Read More »

Tutorial for the nnfor R package

The nnfor (development version here) package for R facilitates time series forecasting with Multilayer Perceptrons (MLP) and Extreme Learning Machines (ELM). Currently (version 0.9.6) it does not support deep learning, though the plan is to extend this to this direction in the near future. Currently, it relies on the neuralnet package for R, which provides… Read More »