By Nikolaos Kourentzes

Discussion panel on ‘AI in research’ at Skövde

The PhD Student Council at the University of Skövde hosted a panel discussion on the topic of AI in research. Together with Peter Anderberg, Jörgen Hansson, Amos Ng, and Jane Synnergren, we discussed our views, informed by the perspectives from our different areas of research. We touched upon various aspects of the topic, and concluded… Read More »

By Nikolaos Kourentzes

Special issue on innovations in hierarchical forecasting

We are inviting submissions to a special issue at the International Journal of Forecasting on the topic of “Innovations in Hierarchical Forecasting”. The special issue is guest edited by G. Athanasopoulos, R. J. Hyndman, A. Panagiotelis and myself and its submission deadline is on the 31st of August 2021. Organisations make multiple decisions informed by… Read More »

By Nikolaos Kourentzes

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 »

By Nikolaos Kourentzes

Intermittent demand & THieF – EJOR Editors’ Choice Articles

I am delighted to receive the news that my recent paper with George Athanasopoulos at the European Journal of Operational Research has been selected as the EJOR editor’s choice article for June 2020. My thanks to the editor and the reviewers for their help with their comments and recommendations in improving the paper and bringing… Read More »

By Nikolaos Kourentzes

Forecasting keynote at AMLC 2019

A few weeks ago I gave a talk at Amazon’s 2019 AMLC in Seattle. The talk was focused on current research in temporal and cross-temporal hierarchies. People who have been following my blog will be familiar with the topic and recent advances. This talk is different in the sense that it does not go in… Read More »

By Nikolaos Kourentzes

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 »

By Nikolaos Kourentzes

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 »

By Nikolaos Kourentzes

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 »