Mathias Brandewinder has been developing software professionally for about 10 years, with a focus on forecasting and risk analysis models. He is a Microsoft F# MVP, and speaks regularly on functional programming and related topics at conferences worldwide. He is the author of “Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers” (Apress), and the founder of Clear Lines Consulting. Mathias is based in San Francisco, blogs at www.clear-lines.com/blog, and can be found on Twitter as @brandewinder. Mathias holds degrees in Business from ESSEC, Economics from University Paris X, and Operations Research from Stanford University.