JP Morgan Chief Data Scientist Departs for Cerberus AI Role

Afshar, a former academic and Goldman Sachs exec, will be responsible for building a proprietary AI platform and supporting team of data scientists.

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Afsheen Afshar speaking at Inside Market Data's 2016 North American Financial Information Summit

At Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company (COAC), Afshar will be responsible for leading development of “a proprietary operations platform focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning” that will allow the firm and its portfolio companies to “identify opportunities to leverage data and analytics to drive operational improvement, enhance decision making, and create automated business insights,” officials say.

Afshar joined JP Morgan in 2016 as chief data science officer and managing

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