Erick Mendez Guzman

Erick Mendez Guzman


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I'm a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, focused on researching explainability methods for Natural Language Processing (NER & Text Classification) to detect emerging patterns of modern slavery from shared narratives of migrant workers.

Additionally, I'm a technologically minded professional with +10 years of hands-on experience in Data Science / Machine Learning projects across Latin America and Europe, both in business and academia.

Working closely with C-level executives and senior stakeholders, I have developed a high business acumen in Retail, FMCG, Higher Education, Financial Services, and the Healthcare sector.

Finally, I have worked as an international lecturer for both undergraduate and graduate courses in Data Science, Machine Learning, Business Analytics, Data Mining and Quantitative Marketing


Adolfo Ibañez's University - Chile

Lecturer in Data Extraction module within the MSc in Data Science.

Private Bolivian University - Bolivia

Lecturer in Machine Learning module for Executive Education courses.

Research interests

Machine Learning, Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Prizes and awards

National Agency for Innovation and Development - 2021

Awarded an academic-merit full scholarship by the Advanced Human Capital Program to pursue doctoral studies in the United Kingdom.

Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) - 2018

Awarded an academic-merit full scholarship by the Advanced Human Capital Program to pursue postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, MSc Data Science, The University of Sheffield

1 Sept 20181 Sept 2019

Award Date: 1 Nov 2019

Bachelor of Science, BSc Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile

1 Mar 20051 Nov 2011

Award Date: 1 Dec 2011


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