Author: Olly Downs, PhD

Olly Downs, PhD

Founder and Chief Scientist

Olly Downs, PhD

Olly Downs is a machine learning scientist and serial technology entrepreneur, credited with bringing advanced analytics and machine learning methods to bear as the creative spark behind numerous early-stage technology companies. Olly specializes in applying abstract analytical ideas from mathematical, physical, and statistical science to problems in the real world and commercializing them into significant businesses; to date this has resulted in 34 granted patents.

Olly is Founder and Chief Scientist at Amplero, Inc., an Artificial Intelligence Marketing (AIM) company that enables business-to-consumer (B2C) marketers in large enterprises to optimize customer lifetime value at a scale that is not humanly possible (

Olly’s work has included pioneering applications of predictive anaytics, probabilistic and location-based reasoning for INRIX, RocketFuel, Blab, AdReady, Farecast and MSN and offline analytics; including financial mathematics, quantum computing and Bayesian estimation, for HERE, SiriusXM, Globys, L1 Partners, D-Wave Systems, Apollo Data Technologies, Microsoft Research, Barnes & Noble, Knight Ridder, Ryder and IGT. He's earned a PhD in Applied & Computational Mathematics from Princeton University, an MA in Experimentational & Theoretical Physics from University of Cambridge, and an MA in Applied & Computational Mathematics from Princeton University.