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.


18 Nov 2014Speaking at the Inspired by Big Data session at DICON2014 in Seoul, Korea.
6 - 8 Dec 2014Visiting the Master in Data Science programme at Barcelona GSE

Recent History

20 Sep 2014Talking about monetization strategies with big data in the media at the CII Big Picture Summit in New Delhi, India.
13 Sep 2014Speaking at the "Big Data: Hype or Reality?" session at IBC2014. Watch the video.
4 - 8 Aug 2014Teaching database and SQL basics at Science 2 Data Science
16 - 20 Jun 2014Visiting Brussels on business with the European Commission and H2020.
22 -26 May 2014Visiting New York on personal business.
14 - 15 May 2014Speaking at the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit in London
Jan - Apr 2014Teaching a study group on functional programming every Thursday evening in London
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 its 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...