Matthew Eric Bassett

I'm a mathematician from Colorado. I live and work in London.

I'm the Director of Data Science at NBCUniversal International. I lead my team in several predictive analytics, machine learning, and data mining projects across film, television, home entertainment, et cetera.

I'm also a Ph.D. researcher in pure mathematics at Queen Mary University of London. In particular, I study the noncommutative geometry of quantum groups over finite fields.


Jan - Apr 2014Teaching a study group on functional programming every Thursday evening in London
14 - 15 May 2014Speaking at the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit in London

Recent History

11 - 13 Feb 2014Attending the O'Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara
5 - 7 Feb 2014Working at Universal Studios in Los Angeles
29 Sep 2013Speaking on using Racket for predictive analytics in the media at RacketCon in Boston.
25 - 30 Sep 2013Visiting Boston for the International Conference on Functional Programming
23 Sep 2013Interview with Prof. Roberto V. Zicari at
9 Jul 2013Panel discussion on Big Data at the Customer Insight and Analytics Exchange 2013 in London.
6 - 7 Jun 2013Workshop in Big and Open Data with Johann Stan at the European Young Innovators Forum Unconvention in Brussels. See video.
21 - 22 May 2013Leading a tutorial on Big Data and Predictive Analytics at the Polish Business Analysis Summit 2013 in Warsaw.
8 - 12 Apr 2013Attending the Workshop on Grothendieck-Teichmüller Theory and Multiple Zeta Values in Cambridge.
16 Jan - 3 Apr 2013Running a study group in Software Engineering and Functional Programming (following SICP).
04 Mar - 08 Mar 2013Visiting Brussels as an independent expert/evaluator for the European Commission/FP7.
26 Feb - 28 Feb 2013Attending the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA.
21 Feb - 25 Feb 2013Visiting Universal Pictures' offices in Los Angeles.
4 Dec 2012Speaking at the UCL Undergrad Maths Colloquium; giving a friendly intro to quantum groups.
14 Nov 2012Speaking at the UCCS maths dept; giving a mathematical intro to quantum groups.
19 Oct 2012Speaking at Big Data Innovation, Dublin.
15 Oct 2012 to Late DecRunning a study group in class field theory.
10 Oct 2012Attending the Haskell eXchange at Skills Matter, London.

Study Groups

I'm a lover of learning, not for it's own sake, but as a social activity. I'd like to invite anyone keen on studying or working together to get in touch, especially if you have any interests that match mine:

Research interests

Quantum groups, Grothendieck-Teichmüller groups, noncommutative geometry, Bost-Connes systems, machine learning, statistical modeling & forecasting.

Stuff I want to know more about

Maths: algebraic geometry, differential geometry & topology, riemannian geometry, class field theory, anabelian geometry, elliptic curves, and more...

Physics: classical mechanics, electricity & magnetism, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, and more...

Computer Science: programming language theory, functional programming languages (haskell, erlang in particular), systems programming (c and go in particular), purely functional data structures, more data structures and algorithms, compile design, machine learning and more...