Dr. Abdalla Kablan is an entrepreneur and academic specialising in machine intelligence, big data analytics and computational Finance.

He is the founder of Scheduit – a business oriented social network that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to match relevant business professionals with each other. He is also the co-founder and CTO of Hippo Data, a newly developed big data predictions engine which utilises proprietary pattern recognition and machine intelligence tools to analyse social, economic and financial events using social media and market data.

Abdalla is also a lecturer and researcher of Computational Finance at the University of Malta. He obtained his PhD degree in Computational Finance from University of Essex, UK where he was a candidate at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents (CCFEA). His PhD thesis title was (The Use of Fuzzy Logic Applications for High frequency Trading).

He is well versed in the applications of computational intelligence and machine learning in algorithmic trading systems, auctioning systems and decision making / support systems. He has an extensive academic research publications track record in the areas of algorithmic trading, computational intelligence, Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Finance, with renowned academic journals, many of which won research awards.

Dr. Kablan also has an MSc in Financial Engineering and Knowledge Management from University of Bradford, UK and a BSc IT degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Malta.

He has presented and chaired in various international conferences and published various blind reviewed papers, some of which won research awards. He has appeared as a speaker on various national and international media outlets such as CNBC and BBC one show.