Dr. Murat Saglam leads Supply Chain Wizard’s Digital Innovation and R&D Center which runs with the fuel of Data Science. Murat received his Masters and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Kumamoto University in Kyushu, Japan. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.
Prior to Supply Chain Wizard, Murat worked as a researcher at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and Department of Neurology at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. He worked on data intense projects to shed light on the functions of the human brain and on how it optimally solves problems. Murat published several papers on this matter in prestigious scientific journals. Murat brings these data science tools such as optimization, simulation methods, machine learning and advanced statistical tools to another data intense and highly connected world, The Digital Industry.
Murat is passionate about data and data analytics. To innovate something or tackle a challenge you need to understand its nature. Today, for almost all of the problems including the business cases, ‘gut feelings’ are far from being enough to grasp the situation and to make smart decisions. When it comes to innovating in the digital industries, making data-driven decisions is a must. Having a data-focused career, Murat likes to play with the tools all the way from data munging to data visualization and to advanced machine learning algorithms. He likes to do that not only professionally for Supply Chain Wizards’ high-5V data, i.e. high-volume, -velocity, -variety, -variable, -value data, but also personally likes to apply it for sports statistics. Even in this short personal statement, he mentioned ‘data’ 13 times, he loves it that much!