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June 2020 – August 2020

AI & Machine Learning, Summer Associate

J.P.Morgan AI Research

Research and development of deep generative models for high-fidelity synthetic financial data.
May 2018 – August 2018
Yorktown Heights, NY

AI Research Intern

IBM Research

Convolutional deep neural networks pruning for multiple objectives, in PyTorch.
October 2014 – June 2016

Game Analyst - Data Science Team

Zynga (Naturalmotion LTD)

Data processing and modeling for live and in development games, mainly Dawn of Titans. Main projects:

  • Behavior-based clustering for the user base;
  • Supervised classification task mainly targeting user retention and monetization;
  • Automatic KPI reporting for company-wide distribution;
  • ETL data pipelines in Python for live internal dashboards.

Selected Publications

(2021). Validating Conditional Density Models and Bayesian Inference Algorithms. Accepted at UAI 2021.

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(2020). PayVAE: A Generative Model for Financial Transactions. In AAAI 2021 Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Unstructured Data in Financial Services Workshop (Oral).


(2020). Confidence Sets and Hypothesis Testing in a Likelihood-Free Inference Setting. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).

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(2020). Validation of Approximate Likelihood and Emulator Models for Computationally Intensive Simulations. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS).

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(2019). Conditional Density Estimation Tools in Python and R with Applications to Photometric Redshifts and Likelihood-Free Cosmological Inference. In Astronomy and Computing.

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(2019). Architectural Distant Reading Using Machine Learning to Identify Typological Traits Across Multiple Buildings. In CAAD Futures.

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Teaching and

Aug 2016

Advising and Mentoring

Department of Statistics & Data Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Supervised research carried out by undergraduates students in different occasions:

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE, Summer 2017) - Advised a team working on automatic typing discrimination and handwritten signature analysis
  • Data Science Initiative (DSI) Fellow (Fall 2018) - Advised two undergraduate teams working with Principal Financial.
Aug 2016

Teaching Assistant

Department of Statistics & Data Science, Carnegie Mellon University

In-class tutorials, office hours and grading for the following classes:

  • 36-303 Sampling, Survey and Society (Head TA)
  • 36-315 Statistical Graphics and Visualization (Head TA)
  • 36-401 Modern Regression
  • 36-402 Undergraduate Advanced Data Analysis
  • 36-492 Financial Data Science I
  • 36-493 Financial Data Science II
  • 36-708 Statistical Methods in Machine Learning (PhD Level Class)
  • 36-750 Statistical Computing (PhD Level Class)
Jul 2012 – Jul 2016


Campus FMS

Taught a multitude of classes during summer and winter courses for high school students, located in the Turin area (Italy). Courses and tutorials included:

  • Mathematical analysis in one, two and higher dimensions
  • Game theory
  • Probability theory and Statistics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Mathematical Logic

Honors and

  • 2019 Statistics & Data Science TA of the Year
    For the services offered as TA of 36-650\750 (Statistical Computing).
  • 2017 Citadel Data Open Datathon at Carnegie Mellon University
    Competed and won with fellow students Alan Mishler, Kwhangho Kim, and Chirag Nagpal (550+ student applications, around 125 students selected to compete).
  • 2012 Alfaclass Mathematics Team Competition
    First prize across 100 students selected based on GPA across mathematics and engineering department at University of Turin.
  • Full Scholarship - 2011, 2012, 2013
    Scholarship covering tuition fees, annual bursary and living expenses via the Scuola of Studi Superiori ‘Ferdinando Rossi’ and ‘Compagnia di San Paolo’

Contact Me

  • ndalmass AT stat DOT cmu DOT edu
  • 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213