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 Kelwin Fernandes

Kelwin Fernandes

  • CEO

I'm passionate about the discovering new ways of using AI in businesses. Let's talk about monetization of AI projects, AI-based digital transformation and data-driven decision making in organizations.
I'm always eager to bring a new perspective to your data-driven initiatives.

  • Knowledge
  • Business
  • Technical
  • Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Consultants
  • Management


  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Marketing & CRM
  • Real Estate
  • Retail

Areas of Expertise

  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Computer Vision
  • Decision-making
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Multimodal Machine Learning
  • Self-Supervised Learning


  • Universidade do Porto Ph.D. Computer Science (Machine Learning) 2014 - 2018
  • Universidad Simón Bolívar BSc. Computer Engineering (summa cum laude) 2007 - 2012

Interests & Hobbies

  • I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction books.
  • I always had (and intend to have) dogs.
  • Traveling to new countries, tasting local food and greeting their cultures.
  • Latin music. Have you met an AI geek who can dance salsa before?

Articles by Kelwin

Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate

While many industries have benefited from Artificial Intelligence, Real Estate is essentially a virgin territory to apply AI. This blog post will show you how you can transform Real Estate with AI, the key consumers of these solutions, and the challenges the industry faces in its adoption. Suppose you are running a Multiple Listing Service, […]

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Insights from UPTEC NON STOP

Last month, we participated in UPTEC NON-STOP, an event celebrating the 15th anniversary of UPTEC. UPTEC is the Science and Technology Park at the University of Porto, where businesses and academia meet to exchange ideas. During the event, local startups incubated at UPTEC (NILG.AI included), and French startups promoted by Accelerateur M pitched their business to […]

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Turning classes into inputs

Let’s face it, we all have worked on an ML project where we had to predict a ridiculously high number of classes. Large enough to make the number of observations per class into an embarrassingly small subset. Most people model these tasks as a multiclass classification problem where, for each input observation, we must predict […]

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A new era has arrived for NILG.AI

Happy birthday! Today is NILG.AI’s fourth anniversary. Happy birthday to us! For most humans, birthdays are a synonym for getting older and leaving the good days of the youth behind. For companies, they are a moment to reflect on everything we achieved, recognize how far we have come, and envision how far we will go. […]

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2018, …, 2021, 2022! A review of our path

December and January are the months where we meditate about the path we just covered and the one we are discovering. Below, you will find a coarse picture of our path. Although it hasn’t been a flat straight path, its direction hasn’t changed. We keep committed to building a knowledge-driven reliable ecosystem to make AI […]

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Keyboard Layout Optimization for ALS Patients

In case you missed it, you may find below our webinar in collaboration with DSSG. For most of us, typing is the easiest part of transmitting a written message: we type and walk without even looking at the keyboard. I rewrote this abstract 3-4 times – writing wasn’t the issue, the message was. For ALS […]

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An Overview of Churn Prediction

Churn prediction – tandem with engagement – is probably the most wanted use case we get from Marketing departments across industries. For those of you that do not know what churn is, basically it’s associated with customers that will leave your company/services. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that companies put a lot of effort […]

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Closing Remarks from 2020 and insights of our practice

Over the last two years, we have been working intensively to create a reliable ecosystem for developing AI projects. Our long-term objective is to become an incubator for AI projects, ensuring higher levels of success than the industry standards. In our consulting practice, we face each and every project with the following mindset: how can […]

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Artificial Intelligence at COVID19

Every aspect of our daily routines was hit by COVID this year, from our work and industries to social interactions. Nine months have passed since we started lockdowns, and the numbers are still increasing. The general public opinion is that governments worldwide have mismanaged the pandemic, with decisions driven mainly by political fundamentalisms. For example, […]

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Fighting cervical cancer with Artificial Intelligence

In case you missed it. You may find below our webinar on the Symposium on Bioengineering 2020 at FEUP. Also, we reply to some answers that we didn’t have time to answer during the talk. Abstract Despite being easily preventable, cervical cancer remains a leading cause of death among women — the main reason behind […]

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Who is tampering your meters? Fraud detection in Utilities

Meter tampering is a common threat to the business side of utility services and a public security threat, incurring uncontrolled tweaks that may increase the risk of accidents. The presence of users that manipulate the network typically translates to an increased service price for the compliant users, since for sustainability of the services, remaining users […]

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AI in healthcare: from disease to society

Artificial Intelligence certainly has an impact on every industry and aspect of our daily lives. One of the hottest topics is the application of AI in healthcare though still mostly in a retrospective (in silico) validation scenario and not on actual large-scale randomized trials. While we work on achieving General Artificial Intelligence (or at least […]

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An AI blog for business and technical people

At NILG.AI, we worked hard to become an active member of the Data Science community in Portugal, which has played a fundamental role in our initial growth by building an ever-growing network of people and ideas. This AI blog is a new way of giving back to the community by creating a space for continuous […]

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