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Tim and Gopal

SquadGuru is run by Tim Matthews and Gopal Ramchurn from the University of Southampton. Tim is still doing his PhD while Gopal is a full-time Lecturer. Both juggle their time doing research with developing algorithms for the Fantasy Premier League.  Their passion for (fantasy) football and artificial intelligence which eventually led to identify similarities between algorithms for  Big Data problems (e.g., logistics, emergency response) and the selection of teams for Fantasy Football. They published a scientific paper on the topic (co-authored with Georgios Chalkiadakis) and had several appearances in the media.

Gopal and Tim also consult on optimisation and data science problems. Get in touch using the contact form below if you are interested in their services or want to know more about the SquadGuru project.

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