Miguel Martinez is the co-founder and Chief Data Scientist of Signal, a growing UK company that analyses millions of news articles every day in real-time in order to improve business intelligence and decision making.
During the last 6 years, Miguel has led the Signal Research team, building an R&D group with strong university collaborations, with the main goal of transforming the best algorithms from the fields of machine learning, natural language processing and information retrieval into large-scale commercial products. Research interests include news processing, information retrieval, text analysis, natural language processing and evaluation, among others. He completed his PhD from Queen Mary University in 2014.
During his time at Signal has grown from 3 people in a London garage to more than 120 people worldwide and it has raised more than $27M in funding. He has been awarded the Business Leader of Tomorrow award 2014 by Innovate UK and was included in the list of UK Business Innovators in 2016 by Bloomberg. Signal has won numerous awards, including the Fujitsu AI Innovator in the Lloyds National Business awards 2018 and the Hottest Enterprise SaaS or B2B in the Europas 2018.