Ikjyot Singh Kohli

Senior Manager of Data Science and Analytics at Cineplex

Ikjyot completed his undergraduate education in Physics and Mathematics from The University of Toronto. Following this, he obtained both Master’s and PhD degrees in Mathematical Physics from York University specializing in General Relativity and Dynamical systems.

Ikjyot has developed a passion for machine learning and data science early on in his education trying to examine the connections between dynamical and complex systems and the time-evolution of data. After obtaining his PhD, Ikjyot worked at RBC as a senior analyst in risk analytics, applying machine learning methodologies to help the bank manage its risk operations. Following this, he worked as a PostDoc and Lecturer in the Mathematics department at York, establishing connections between Einstein’s field equations of General Relativity and stochastic differential equations, and developing numerical methods to solve both in cosmological scenarios.

For the past year and a half, Ikjyot has been a Senior Manager of Data Science and Analytics at Cineplex being responsible for the development and implementation of analytics and data science models for various parts of the business from audience attendance models, social media analytics, to Media / Advertising / Marketing analytics using a variety of tools from Microsoft ML Server, R, to SQL in addition to using deep learning methodologies (neural networks) on big data platforms such as Azure (HDInsight / Spark) to build learning algorithms at scale for various stakeholders.

Session: November 20, 2:00 PM, King 2 – Predicting Behaviour with Loyalty Data