Copenhagen Business School

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Looking for Master Thesis partner Autumn 2021 within Data Science/ML field at Copenhagen Business School

Company

LEO Pharma A/S is a multinational Danish pharmaceutical company, founded in 1908, with a presence in about 100 countries. Its headquarters are in Ballerup, near Copenhagen. The company is 100% integrated into a private foundation owned by the LEO Foundation. Leo Pharma develops and markets products for dermatology, bone remodeling, thrombosis and coagulation. In 1945 it was the first producer of penicillin outside the US and UK.

In early 2019, two of the company's researchers have been awarded Innovation Fund Denmark’s Innovator of the Year Award 2019 for the development of Enstilar®.

Today, LEO Pharma is stronger than ever with a growing global presence, a dedicated work force of more than 6,000 specialists and a strong pipeline of unrivaled pharmaceutical products within dermatology and thrombosis. It is our vision to be the preferred dermatology care partner and improving people’s lives around the world by 2025.

Case

The company aims to develop a ML learning engine that helps to predict batch deviations within production. This is a highly important field within a field as it helps to reduce cost (waste) occurred due to deviations. Therefore, it is important to understand first where most deviations occur based on historical data, classify them and predict the future likelihood for events as such. The Machine Learning algorithm will come into play to classify and predict % of batch deviations within the Quality Management System (QMS). To build an algorithm, we would have QMS data ready - data is cleaned, however some preprocessing (e.g. regularization) might be needed depending which algorithm we want to choose to develop on. The scope and algorithm choice is up to us to decide based on what we think is the best to reach accuracy of the output.

We would have a manager helping us to understand processes and providing guidance if we need one. We have some materials ready to read from the company as they had several attempts to develop it.

Profile

I would expect someone within the field of data science, computer science, data analytics or similar. Some programming/ML experience would be nice.

Deadline

My deadline to submit a thesis proposal is May 14 2021. Therefore, I would expect to hear from you as soon as possible that we could both decide on delimitations of Thesis and select supervisor.

If this sounds interesting, let’s have a talk and we can have a talk with company asap!

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